Job Title: Veterinary Technician

Since 1979, TWRC Wildlife Center has been committed to providing quality emergency care and rehabilitation for injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife, with the goal of releasing our patients back into the wild. TWRC has an opening for a Veterinary Technician to work in our Wildlife Hospital. We are seeking a motivated, talented, experienced individual who is passionate about working in wildlife medicine.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough patient examinations in accordance with TWRC procedures and guidelines.
  • Make a diagnosis and administer the appropriate patient treatment according to TWRC guidelines including stabilizing patients, administering oral and subcutaneous fluids, medicating, bandaging, performing diagnostics, and record-keeping.
  • Follow the TWRC seasonal triage policy, including conditions for euthanasia.
  • Must be willing to perform euthanasia as required.
  • Place patients within the guidelines of the TWRC Patient Placement Policy.
  • Provide care to patients in the critical care unit of the hospital according to TWRC guidelines.
  • Provide supervision and direction to Vet Assistants when working together.
  • Consistently and completely complete the patient’s record, documenting the examination results, care administered, and custody information using TWRC’s online medical database and record-keeping software.
  • Assisting in surgeries.
  • Responsible for vet room maintenance including general cleaning and replenishing supplies
  • Must maintain an appropriate Hospital environment and enforce protocols with others (quiet, lo-stress for patients).
  • Distribute medication and supplies to TWRC-affiliated home rehabilitators according to TWRC guidelines.
  • Assist center staff as needed with advising rescuers on reuniting/renesting.
  • Coordinate scheduling with the Hospital Manager.
  • Effectively communicate with TWRC staff members and volunteers.
  • Maintain a safe and professional working environment.

Qualifications:

  • Veterinary Experience: 1 year (Required)
  • Veterinary Technician Experience: 1 year (Preferred)
  • High school diploma/GED (Required)
  • Veterinary Technician Certification (Preferred)
  • The preferred candidate will be proficient in clinical laboratory procedures, medication administration, IV catheter placement, compassionate animal restraint, triage of patients, physical examinations and patient assessments, radiographic techniques, surgical preparation and assisting, euthanasia, anesthesia monitoring, and venipuncture.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Responsible, trustworthy, and a motivated multitasker.
  • Respectful and calm demeanor with a positive attitude.
  • Must be able to work efficiently and calmly under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to face urgent life or death situations almost daily including handling the emotional aspects of euthanasia.
  • Must be able to perform basic mathematical computations including fractions and percentages.
  • Work will often require: standing, bending, stooping, lifting (must be able to lift 30lbs), climbing ladders, and reading small text.
  • Wildlife experience is preferred but not required.

Shift Hours:

  • Required - Must be available to work 25-35 hours per week. Shifts are daily from 9:45-3:00 PM (or until the last patient exam is complete).
  • Preferred candidates will also be available to be scheduled for afternoon shifts if needed. Monday -Thursday 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM (or until the last patient exam is complete).
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays.
  • Must complete all training and attend any scheduled meetings.

COVID-19 Disclaimer

TWRC Wildlife Center requires all staff and visitors to wear a surgical or N95 mask (cloth masks may not be worn alone but may be worn on top of a surgical mask) and prefers that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect the wildlife in our care and to help prevent future outbreaks. Our employees are highly specialized in the work they do and are irreplaceable should they become ill. If an employee is unable to receive a vaccination because of medical, personal, or religious beliefs, they may fill out an exemption form. Anyone unable to show proof of full vaccination status*, regardless of exemption, will need to provide proof of a negative Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Self-Test at Home Kit which must be purchased by the employee and performed in-person 15 minutes before the beginning of each shift.

*Full vaccination status = 2 doses of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine as well as any boosters, if eligible.

Send additional documents including resumes and cover letters to [email protected]

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