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Registered Veterinary Technician - Spay / Neuter Clinic

East Bay SPCA Oakland, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $25 to $28 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Registered Veterinary Technician – Spay Neuter Position Description The Registered Veterinary Technician has an integral role in the success of the East Bay SPCA’s mission to decrease pet overpopulation and offer an affordable spay/neuter service for residents of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Through dedicated teamwork, this position has a direct positive impact on animal welfare in the local community. The Registered Veterinary Technician assists the veterinarian with technical, medical and surgical support as well as treatments and procedures of our patients at the Oakland and Dublin Spay/Neuter facilities. An RVT must have a current license registered in good standing with the California Veterinary Medical Board. Category: Full-time; Part-Time; Relief; Non-exempt Locations: Oakland and Dublin Reports to: Spay Neuter Manager Responsibilities Basic and Environmental Ability to effectively and safely restrain dogs and cats Accurately assess patient temperature, pulse rate, and respiratory rate Properly calculate and prepare prescription medication dosages and volumes or tablets Perform venipunctures using patients’ cephalic, saphenous, and jugular veins. Aseptically place cephalic, saphenous, intravenous catheters Administer IV, IM, SQ, and oral medications as directed Provide IV and SQ fluid therapy to patients, including accurate calculation of solution and fluid flow rate under aseptic conditions. Discharge patients. Instruct clients on the care of patients at home, the timing of re-check appointments, and warnings of potential adverse effects of surgeries or medications Assist with the registering and processing of clients and animals Assist in monitoring animals under anesthesia, and preparing anesthesia, throughout the surgery process Log and maintain current records of the usage of controlled substances Assist in assigning daily tasks of the veterinary assistants as needed Assist the spay/neuter manager with the supervision of the veterinary assistants in the surgery and hospital areas to ensure the safe, efficient and timely response for all functions Ensure that surgical procedures and treatments are scheduled and prepared as directed by the staff veterinarian Assist SN manager in training all veterinary assistants on advanced techniques for health care support. This includes, but is not limited to, catheterizing, bandaging, emergency protocols and surgery assistance Perform all other duties as needed Emergency Care Provide basic life support, including CPR, airway maintenance, and oxygen therapy Demonstrate knowledge of the emergency drug kit and application of the medications Under veterinarian supervision, administer fluid and pharmacologic therapies Qualifications Minimum of two years working in a veterinary clinic or spay neuter center. High volume, spay/neuter experience preferred. Proven organizational skills and effective communication. Competent animal handler. Competent in a Windows environment. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure. Ability to calculate correct drug dosage on body weight basis when mg/lb (or kg) or ml/lb (or kg) is given. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety procedures, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Must be licensed in the state of California as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Ability to lift/carry animals up to 35 lbs without assistance and >35lbs with assistance. Working Conditions Work is performed in an animal shelter and veterinary clinic environment with exposure to seasonal outdoor conditions. Holiday, weekend and evening work may be required. Animal contacts and related injuries, including bites and scratches, may occur. Must be comfortable handling dogs and cats on a daily basis. Will handle sick, injured, or deceased pets. Noise exposure varies and often includes uncontrolled barking and other animal vocalizations. Animal waste contact, smells and visual exposure is prevalent. Frequent exposure to and/or handling of industrial cleaning supplies and controlled substances. Occasional lifting up to 75 lbs. with reasonable accommodations. Frequent walking, bending and stooping in kennel areas. Salary: $25 - $28 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

East Bay SPCA


Oakland, CA
94621 USA



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