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Wallis Annenberg PetSpace
Playa Vista, California, United States
12 days ago

Description

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Animal Care Manager and Veterinarians, the Registered Veterinarian Technician oversees the management of the PetSpace Health Center and cares for in-house animal medical needs under the supervision of the Veterinarians.

Under the supervision of the Animal Care Manager and Veterinarians of Wallis Annenberg PetSpace, the Veterinary Technician will be responsible for the following:

Medical

  • Intake dogs and cats following veterinary protocols (administering vaccines, snap tests, exams, etc.)
  • Prepare all medications, anesthetic drugs, tests, vaccines and equipment to be used, including surgical packs
  • Clean, sonicate, pack, and sterilize surgical instruments 
  • Prepare animals for surgery and general medical procedures, as necessary
  • Assist Veterinarian with spay/neuter and other necessary surgeries 
  • Assist Veterinarian with general  medical care of all animals at Wallis Annenberg PetSpace
  • Perform post-surgical clean-up, including instruments, laundry, packs, etc. with the help of the Health Center Lead
  • Keep storage, exam, prep, and surgery rooms hygienically clean and in order
  • Administer injections, vaccinations, medications, treatments and supportive care measures as directed by the Veterinarian(s)
  • Intubate animals, place intravenous catheters, perform venipuncture, run diagnostic tests, and administer fluids, as needed
  • Monitor vital signs of sedated and anesthetized patients in preoperative, operative, and postoperative phases
  • Maintain medical supplies inventory. Ensure that supplies are in-date
  • Ensure that all Health Center equipment is functional. When equipment is not working properly report to Animal Care Manager/Facility Manager.
  • Draw blood, urine, fecal samples and determine results, as appropriate
  • Provide vaccinations and medications, as directed
  • Perform other lab tests, as directed
  • Stay current in knowledge of emergency drugs and protocols
  • In coordination with the Animal Care Manager, provide training to animal care staff based on relevant medical operational protocols
  • Delegate appropriate tasks to Health Center Lead
  • Other duties as assigned


Customer Service / Programming 

  • Communicate in an effective and professional manner with public and Wallis Annenberg PetSpace staff members, guests and volunteers
  • Know veterinary medical concepts and be able to communicate and provide comprehensive specific information to potential adopters about each animal’s condition, as necessary.
  • Participate in public education programming (i.e. pop up presentations, behind the scenes clinic tours, etc.)
  • Represent Annenberg PetSpace in professional and courteous manner at all times


Administrative/Other 

  • Maintain medical records on all Wallis Annenberg PetSpace animals
  • Order and maintain veterinary supplies, ensuring that supplies are in-date
  • Adhere to all protocols put forth by Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
  • Follow all written and verbally communicated Standard Operating Procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:

  • 3-5 years working as Veterinary Technician
  • Valid Registered Veterinary Technician license
  • Experience performing complex animal health technical procedures
  • Experience establishing and administering general anesthesia for surgical procedures on animals as well as administering medications 
  • Experience to calculate and administer medications 
  • Experience to accomplish blood and urine collection 
  • Knowledge of hospital protocols in an animal environment 
  • Experience initiating appropriate infection control precautions and evaluating hospital sanitation protocols, and performing facility inspection, assessing working conditions, and initiating corrective action
  • Experience documenting and managing inventory
  • Experience recognizing emergency situations and in performing emergency treatments  under the direct supervision of a Veterinarian
  • Experience applying knowledge of Biosafety standards, and infection/hazardous waste control principles and practice


Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent animal handling skills 
  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office and selected shelter software/database 
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50-plus pounds repeatedly throughout day with assistance
  • Must possess the ability to work standing for 8 hours 
  • Must possess the ability to work efficiently and calmly under challenging conditions 
  • Maintain open mind regarding changes and be willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols 
  • An individual who can contribute to the culture of respect for all individuals and animals
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy
  • Effective written and oral communication skills with ability to compose routine correspondence


Job Information

  • Job ID: 60824973
  • Location:
    Playa Vista, California, United States
  • Position Title: Registered Veterinary Technician (Premium Starting Rate)
  • Company Name: Wallis Annenberg PetSpace
  • Job Function: Vet Tech/Assistant
  • Species: Small Animal
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: None
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years

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