Assist Veterinarians with all treatment and care of animal patients. We need several Vet Techs, including at least one hospital-only tech and at least one tech with shelter medicine experience or interest.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Potential duties for a veterinary tech servicing both the animal hospital and shelter medicine teams include:
Calculate, administer and record pre-anesthetic drugs; complete controlled drug logs.
Perform, administer medical treatments.
Operate radiology equipment.
Perform dental cleanings, radiographs.
Respond to emergency situations.
Prep lab samples, evaluate in-house lab work.
Perform daily health evaluations, scheduled treatments.
Assist vets w/ daily rounds.
Assist in care, treatment of animals in foster.
Assist w/ euthanasia of shelter animals when needed.
Respond to post-adoption health inquiries.
Notify behavior team of animal behavioral needs, concerns.
Educate clients on pre/post -surgical care.
Provide orientation, training to vet students, assistants, interns.
Represent organization in professional, courteous manner.
Provide quality customer service.
Attend, participate in training programs.
Assist w/ daily operations.
Clean, prep surgical instruments; ensure supplies are available, ready.
Maintain vet equipment.
Attend continuing education.
Maintain departmental procedures, protocols.
Follow safety guidelines.
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned
Qualifications and Requirements:
Knowledge of vet tech and animal shelter procedures, protocols.
Knowledge of restraint, handling techniques, general animal safety practices, including recognizing animal behavior patterns.
Ability to work effectively, independently and in team; in atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, deadline pressures; to be flexible, detail oriented; to prioritize
Excellent interpersonal skills w/ customer service orientation. Ability to communicate effectively, courteously, professionally.
Computer literacy w/ proficient use of programs including Microsoft Office programs, email, Internet and database software.
Passion for HRA mission, for caring of all animals regardless of age, breed, temperament or species.
Ability to work weeknights, weekends, holidays as needed. Ability to work weekend vaccine, feline clinics, as needed.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted regularly, 50+ pounds assisted.
Ability to be comfortable working w/ cats, dogs, small animals, reptiles, fish, wildlife.
Ability to perform strenuous physical activity on daily basis, including lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, bending.
Due to nature of shelter work, may be exposed to deceased, fractious, or naggressive animals; hostile, irate persons; zoonotic or other diseases; unpleasant noises, odors, sights; extreme temperatures.
Education and Experience:
College degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified Veterinarian Technician preferred.
Minimum one year of progressively responsible experience as vet tech, Experience with shelter medicine preferred.
Ability to pass basic vet tech skills assessment during interview process.
HRA is EOE
Additional Salary Information: Benefits paid 100% by HRA include your Medical, Dental, Short and Long Term Disability, and Term Life Insurance.Generous PTO and holiday package includes your Birthday and Work Anniversary. 401k Match, Gym Discounts, Transit Benefits, Onsite Parking, Discounted Veterinary Care including Vaccinations, and Free Adoptions to Staff!
About Humane Rescue Alliance
The Humane Rescue Alliance cares for more than 60,000 animals annually. The broad range of programs offered include: rescue and adoption, humane law enforcement, low-cost veterinary services, animal care & control, behavior and training, spay-neuter services, humane education, and many others. Operating three animal-care facilities in Washington, D.C., the organization occupies a significant footprint in the District, and serves as a resource to current pet guardians and prospective adopters across the region.