Minimum QualificationsHigh School Diploma or G.E.D.;
Two (2) years experience working as a Licensed Veterinary Technician at an animal hospital, animal shelter, or related organization. Work experience must include administering anesthesia and performing surgical procedures.
(All licenses and certificates must be maintained throughout employment with this job)
1.Possession of a valid Veterinary Technology License issued by the NYS Education Department's Division of Professional Licensing Services.
2.Possession of a valid New York State Class D driver's license at time of appointment.
3.Candidates must have a satisfactory police record, background check and medical screening.
General DescriptionThis is a skilled technical position in the City of Rochester Animal Services. The employee in this position performs tasks to assist and support veterinarians with a variety of animal health activities such as: medical examinations, surgical procedures, and treatments.
Direct supervision is received from a licensed veterinarian or shelter management. Related duties are performed as required.Typical Work ActivitiesExamines animals to assist in diagnosing injuries or illness;
Administers medications, vaccinations, and anesthesia drugs;
Maintains drug logs;
Prepares animals for surgery;
Cleans, disinfects, and organizes surgical suite and clinic;
Assists with surgical sterilization and other veterinary procedures as directed by a licensed veterinarian;
Maintains inventory of veterinary supplies;
Advises and educates animal owners on future care and treatment;
Prepares instruments, equipment, and materials for surgery;
May train or instruct volunteers and staff in basic preparation for surgery or cleaning and sterilizing of surgical instruments;
Performs other veterinary and animal care responsibilities as directed by a licensed veterinarian or
Operates a vehicle to transport animals and pick up shelter supplies.
City Of Rochester - NY