Are you compassionate about animals and have a desire to speak for those who cannot? For over 100 years, the Dumb Friends League has been working to end pet homelessness and animal suffering by providing a strong and steadfast voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. As the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the region, we care for more than 20,000 homeless pets and horses each year at our four facilities and are a national model in animal welfare. If you work well with people too, join our team and help us provide that voice. As a Public Spay/Neuter Veterinary Technician, you will lead, organize and facilitate surgery for the League’s high quality, high volume spay/neuter program within two mobile units and a stationary clinic.
As lead technician, plan daily surgery flow to ensure maximum efficiency while maintaining high standards in patient care.
Calculate and administer anesthesia and monitor animals under anesthesia.
Prepare all necessary instruments and equipment for surgery.
Assist veterinarians in surgical procedures.
Perform health assessments of animals.
Supervise and support volunteers and veterinary assistants.
Communicate with patrons clearly and professionally regarding surgery and post-operative care.
Maintain clinic and program records.
Contribute to and lead initiatives to improve processes and procedures.
Collect and prepare deposits and reports for accounting department.
Monitor and maintain clinic equipment and supplies.
Promote League programs and services to clinic patrons.
Operate League vehicles and coordinate maintenance and service.
Clean and maintain work areas and vehicles.
Perform occasional euthanasia and related tasks.
High School or better.
• At least 1 year of technical experience in surgery.
• Working knowledge of current veterinary practices
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• High attention to detail
• Valid driver’s license with insurable driving record
• Associate’s degree in veterinary technology with certification
• Bilingual – Spanish preferred
• Community relations experience