Would you LOVE to become a part of our Animal Resource Center Team? Are you ready for the challenge?
Galveston County Health District is seeking a new Veterinary Technician (Part-Time)!
This position is responsible for assessing the health of all animals entering the shelter and providing animal care.
We can offer you:
• Excellent benefits; including an amazing retirement package, FREE parking and much, much more!
• Team-oriented environment
• Hourly Rate: $13.90-$14.32
We want you to join our team of professionals and begin a long term career with us! If you meet the criteria listed below, please apply.
Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent
Completion of a Veterinary Technologist/Technician program AND Registered as a Veterinary Technologist/Technician -OR- 2+ years of experience performing veterinary technician duties
Skill in assessing the health of animals, which includes basic knowledge of administering vaccines and medications
Experience handling large and/or vicious animals
Experience with basic animal handling skills/comfort level regarding of behavior or health required
Experience with basic office skills (data entry, multi-task and organizing)
Knowledge of animal behavior
Knowledge in basic animal care and identifying domestic animal breeds, animal behavior, proper housing, common health problems and safe animal handling
Previous experience working in an animal shelter or veterinary clinic preferred
Ability for spur of the moment transportation without relying on organization vehicles
Must possess or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated
Department of Motor Vehicle check may be required, if applicable
Customer Service Oriented
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent Computer Skills MS Office
Must be willing and able to work evening and weekend hours if necessary
Must be in compliance with GCHD Immunizations policy
Must be in compliance with ICS training requirements
Must pass criminal background check and drug/alcohol screening
An equivalent combination of education and work experience which appropriately demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above described essential functions will be considered when hiring for this role.
Responsible for assessing the health of all animals turned in by the public and Animal Control Officers and completes all necessary paperwork and data entry into the Animal Services software system
Vaccinating, deworming, & applying flea/tick control to animals as necessary
Daily assessing the health of the animals housed in the shelter, reports to the Director and updates medical information in the Animal Services software system
Assessing animals and assisting in the decisions on the adoptability of the animals
Maintaining adequate animal care supplies (vaccinations, wormer, flea/tick remedies, other)
Mentoring Animal Care Technicians through instruction, the review of work and the assessment of animal care skills
Assisting in the release of animals through various, approved Rescue Groups
Scheduling clinic appointments for shelter animals and completes all pre surgery paperwork
Administering medications that have been prescribed by a licensed veterinarian
Maintaining certain aspects of the Animal Services software system such as animal status on a daily basis and makes necessary revisions
Implanting microchips properly and safely to both ARC animals and owned animals from citizens
Fills out and files necessary paperwork and completing all data entry into the Animal Services software system
Performs euthanasia according to policy and procedure
Documents drug usage according to policy and procedure
Assisting citizens while in the shelter facility
Cross-training with administrative staff
Cleaning and maintaining the animals and shelter to provide a clean and safe environment for the animals and citizens which includes the feeding, handling and provision of custodial care
Maintaining necessary training level established for a Veterinary Technician
Documenting training events
Writing accurate reports and disseminating data as it pertains to various situations
Providing and obtaining information to/from citizens, community organizations and employees
May represent the division at public meetings when requested
Assist staff and management to draft the euthanasia list
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
To apply please visit http://www.gchd.org/about-us/career-opportunities and fill out our online application. Applications can be submitted by fax to (409) 938-2284, emailed to email@example.com or in person at 9850-A, Suite A-111, Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, TX 77591.
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Our Mission: Protecting and Promoting the Optimal Health and Well-Being of Galveston County