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Certified Veterinary Technician

Longmont Humane Society Longmont, CO
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The Veterinary Technician supports the veterinarians at Well Pet Clinic and is responsible for assisting during surgeries and facilitating office exams and drop-in visits for clients. This position reports to the Veterinary Services Manager. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Performs pre-surgical duties on animals and prepares animals for surgery. Calculates, administers and records pre-anesthetic drugs. Monitors anesthesia during surgery, through post-anesthesia and recovery. Cleans and prepares surgical instruments and ensures supplies are ready for use. Educate clients on pre and post- surgical care of their animals. Performs dental cleanings. Responds to emergency situations, administering triage care. Meets with Walk-In clients and perform services such as; vaccinations, heartworm testing, nail trims, anal gland expression, and microchipping. Educate Walk-In clients about vaccine protocols, heartworm disease, proper diet, proper dental care. Prepares and operates digital radiology equipment and follows radiology safety procedures. Prepares laboratory samples. Facilitates office exams for clients and veterinarian. Assist Veterinarians with euthanasia Maintains communication with veterinary team members about animal care and treatment. Assists veterinary and WPC team members with other duties as assigned. General clinic cleaning and laundry duties. Administers and records medications and treatments as assigned. Maintains appropriate records, documents, and data entry for patients Inventories and orders supply as assigned Job Qualifications Education and Experience: Current certification in good standing. Maintains satisfactory level of care by attending continuing education. At least 1 year of work experience; previous work experience in a veterinary care field preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Effective communication, organization, and strong customer service skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills; Spanish language speaking ability a plus. Shows initiative and is a conscientious worker. Ability to handle multiple tasks at once in a fast-paced environment. Detail oriented and exercises good judgment when dealing with the public and animal-related concerns. Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds. Working Conditions: Office and animal shelter environment. Potential exposure to high noise levels and zoonotic diseases. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. Frequent use of computer. Working at Longmont Humane Society is an amazing opportunity to capture the essential elements of living a compassionate and loving work life while sharing in the process of adding to the well-being of our furry friends. Belonging to this diverse and encouraging environment will allow you to become immersed in a community that has an impact on the process of bridging the lives of humans and animals into compassionate companionship. LHS provides a variety of benefits to all employees, including discounted veterinary care, pet supplies, and thrift store items, plus discounted adoption fees and free dog training classes. Employees working 30+ hours per week may be eligible for health, dental, 403(b) and life insurance; LHS subsidizes over 75% the employee's cost of our health plan to keep it as affordable as possible. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $15+ Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

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