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.
Perform physical examination and provide treatment for animals flagged as needing medical attention.
Medicate, and treat animals as prescribed by veterinarian and follow standard operating protocols.
Vaccinate shelter animals as needed
Provide medical assistance and counseling to patrons.
Collect samples for testing and perform laboratory tests.
Administer anesthesia and monitor animals under anesthesia.
Place IV catheters, calculate drug dosages and fluid rates.
Assist veterinarians in medical and surgical procedures.
Use and maintain medical equipment.
Perform euthanasia and other related tasks.
Perform data entry to update animal records.
Clean and maintain work areas.
Qualifications Education Required
Associates or better in Veterinary Technology.
• Completion of a veterinary technician internship or comparable experience
• Working knowledge of current veterinary practices
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
• Ability to work in a team environment
• High attention to detail
• Certified veterinary technician
• Experience in an animal welfare environment