When on duty in the Clinic, the Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT-C) is responsible for the daily care of all surgical patients, assisting the veterinarian with surgical and anesthetic procedures, and for leading the veterinary assistants, receptionist, and volunteers to accomplish their daily operational duties. When on duty in the shelter, the Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT-S) is responsible for ensuring the health of the animals in WHS care. Assesses the health of each animal, maintains records, and ensures that each animal receives appropriate care including vaccinations, medical treatments, and medications. On occasion, the CVT-S will assist the veterinarian with surgeries. The CVT represents the Willamette Humane Society (WHS) professionally and courteously while consistently exemplifying, mentoring, and reinforcing WHS values and mission-driven culture of service.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
● Considerable knowledge of cat and dog health and behavior and demonstrate safe procedures for handling.
● Excellent communication skills and able to work with others in a manner that is positive and educational.
● Able to assess situations rapidly, accurately, and calmly and take appropriate actions as necessary.
● Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, and good follow-up skills, time-management skills with the ability to implement priorities, and the ability to consistently meet deadlines with steadfast dependability.
● Ability to use exceptional judgment to provide the best counsel and customer service to both customers and animals, even under stressful conditions.
● Work with others in a collaborative, solution-oriented manner, shares relevant information with others in a prompt and accurate manner.
● Exhibit honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
● Exceptionally strong verbal and written communication skills during interpersonal and technical, job specific interactions.
● Ability to handle animals safely and with patience, gentleness, and compassion.
● Ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy workplace environment.
● Ability to learn and quickly adapt to changes in programs and procedures.
● Strong mathematical skills including the ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, compute rates and ratios, and convert units of measurement.
● Capable of learning industry databases, e.g., PetPoint and QuickBooks Point of Sale software.
● Must work in a manner that reflects a safe environment for animals, the public, and other employees.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
● Maintain current Oregon veterinary technician certification in good standing.
● Previous experience in an animal shelter or high-volume surgery is preferred.
● Meet Continuing Education (CE) credits as needed for maintaining certification.
Part-time to full-time, depending on preference.
Benefits: Signing bonus available. Paid time off provided after 90 days. Employee Assistance Program. A 401(k) retirement plan is available after one year of service. Insurance eligibility if working 30-40 hours per week.
A complete application package will include:
• a completed and signed WHS job application form
• a cover letter explaining your interest in this position (PDF format only if submitted online)
• a résumé of your educational background and professional experience (PDF format only if submitted online)
A completed and signed job application form is required and a résumé alone will not meet this requirement. There is no relocation benefit for this position. Additional information about WHS and this position can be found at www.whs4pets.org. Click on “About WHS” and follow the link to “Employment”.