Employment Status: Full-time, part-time and casual opportunities available
Animal Friends is hiring Certified and non-certified Veterinary Technicians for the Howard Ash Animal Wellness Center.
Our mission is to inspire a community where the animal-human bond is celebrated and nurtured by breaking down barriers and offering safety nets for limited-income pet owners. As a member of the Clinic and Community Services team, you will help families keep their pets healthy by ensuring compassionate and quality veterinary care.
Clinic and Community Services Veterinary Technicians are based out of the Howard Ash Animal Wellness Center. Founded in 2017, this state-of -the-art facility offers a progressive High Quality High Volume Spay/Neuter (HQHVSN) program, Trap Neuter Vaccine Return (TNVR) services, general practical, dentistry, wellness appointments and mobile surgical services.
No two days are alike! Veterinary Technicians in our clinic help perform a wide variety of procedures, see many different patients and interacts with multiple owners each day.
The team follows a daylight schedule which typically consists of a four 10-hour shifts per week. If you are looking for a solid work/life balance and want to make a difference in our community, we would love to hear from you!
Interested in learning more? Click here to review our employee benefits and see some of the amazing work our team has accomplished.
Provide compassionate care to patients.
Able and willing to work in a busy and fast-paced environment.
General supervision of veterinary assistants.
Assist veterinarians during appointments in general practice, dentistry, surgery and vaccine clinics, while adhering to the clinic’s safety and wellness protocols.
Assist veterinarian in surgical procedures using proper aseptic technique.
Assist veterinarian in medical procedures using proper restraint.
Cross-train with surgery staff with occasional shift rotation between our surgery department and general practice.
Review vaccination records and prepare vaccines according to our vaccine protocol.
Maintain and use medical equipment and other surgical instruments.
Administer treatments and injections following the instructions of a doctor or a treatment form.
Maintain pharmacy records, controlled drug, and anesthesia logs.
Assist with diagnostic imaging by utilizing proper technique and positioning.
Take vital signs of animals including temperature, pulse, and respiration.
Perform routine laboratory procedures and analyses in hematology, microbiology, urinalysis, and serology.
Skills and Abilities:
Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Seeks and responds to feedback from customers to improve service; seeks to understand the perspective of others.
Energetic team player with a passion for Animal Friends Mission.
Able to work across multiple settings from surgical and dental to general practice while ensuring high-quality patient care and advancement of Animal Friends Mission
Flexible, adaptive style in working with many varied audiences in fast-paced environment.
Must possess a love of animals, patience when handling pets and sincere interest in the work, programs and mission of Animal Friends, Inc.
Since our humble beginnings in 1943, Animal Friends has stayed true to our founders’ mission to serve as an ongoing and compassionate solution to pet overpopulation. Today, more than three quarters of a century later, we remain committed to the vision that no animal should ever be unnecessarily euthanized.