Reports to: Lead Technician/Staff Veterinarian/Clinic Manager
Toledo Humane Society, Northwest Ohio's largest open admission nonprofit animal shelter, is hiring for both a part time and a full time Registered Veterinary Technician position. We are expanding our programs and need the necessary support staff to help us grow. Hourly salary will vary with experience.
We offer a competitive salary, generous CE expenses and licensing reimbursement, and deeply discounted medical procedures, supplies, and food for your personal pets. For full-time employment only, benefits include: health/vision/dental, 401(k) match, paid time off (PTO) including holidays, sick time and vacation, free and confidential employee assistance program, and free short-term disability insurance.
This position is located at our new full service, low-cost veterinary clinic. We opened our doors in April 2022. This first of its kind clinic in Toledo provides high quality medical and surgical services to an underserved community. With the support of grants and donations, we are able to provide care even when pet owners have limited financial resources. Our goal is to never have to turn away a pet in need of care.
Our medical team currently consists of four veterinarians, four RVTs, and three veterinary assistants. We are a busy, fast-paced environment. Our facility has digital xray, dental x-ray, ultrasound, and a two-table surgery suite. We are open Monday thru Fridays only, and close for an hour for lunch. We believe in supporting everyone's work life balance. We are looking for a hard-working team player with a positive attitude. We love coming to work every day and like to have fun while we work. We are passionate about being part of a life-saving team that makes a difference every day in the lives of our patients and their owners.
Interested applicants should send their resumes to Debbie Johnson, DVM, Medical
Please see full job description for more information.
JOB SUMMARY: Primary job duties are related to the surgical and medical care of patients and providing client education.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
Demonstrate core values of organization in all actions and interactions, internal and external
Provide exemplary customer service and facilitate good experiences for all clients and patients
Maintain respectful and cooperative working relationships with coworkers
Check patients in for surgery and prepare patients records, including calculating drug dosages
Prepare surgery room, dental area, equipment, and drugs when needed. Prepare exam rooms for the day
Sedate and prep patients for surgery, monitor anesthesia and recovery
Perform dental cleanings and full mouth dental radiographs
Clean-up of medical areas, including surgical packs and laundry
Perform record-keeping related to surgical and medical procedures, including drug logs and electronic animal records
Obtain history about patient, give report to veterinarian, and assist veterinarian in performing physical exams on patients
Create and review estimates with clients
Perform scheduled medical treatments of patients, including cleaning and nursing care of post-op patients, critical patients, and patients in isolation. Update veterinarian on status of patients, record progress in electronic records
Collect medical samples as needed from patients, including blood, urine, fecals, skin scrapes, etc., read samples as needed and prepare samples to send to outside labs
Fill prescriptions for patients
Help monitor inventory of supplies and restock supplies as consumed
Provide input on medical policies, procedures, and treatment protocols as needed
Assist in training and mentoring staff and volunteers/externs as needed
Understand the multiple functions of the clinic, including all THS programs
Maintain continuing education annually
Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Registered veterinary technician degree from accredited school, current license to practice in Ohio
Knowledge of restraint, handling techniques, general animal safety practices, animal body language
Follow established protocols for limiting spread of disease between surgical or medical patients
Ability to work independently and in a team, able to professionally and calmly cope with stressful and emotional situations, able to balance multiple priorities and deadlines
Comfortable interacting with the general public and ability to communicate professionally both orally and in writing
Proficient use of computer including Microsoft Office programs, email, Internet and shelter software.
Passion for THS mission, for caring of all animals regardless of age, breed, temperament or species.
Requires flexible hours, may occasionally include working on weekends, evenings, and holidays
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted regularly, 50+ pounds assisted
Ability to be comfortable working with cats, dogs, and small animals
Ability to perform strenuous physical activity on a daily basis, including lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, bending
Due to nature of work, may be exposed to deceased, ill, or fractious animals, zoonotic or other diseases, unpleasant noises, odors, or sights, extreme temperatures, irate people