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Veterinary Technician

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City Of Rochester - NY Rochester , NY 14618

Posted 4 weeks ago

Minimum QualificationsHigh School Diploma or G.E.D.;

PLUS

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

(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

shelter management;

Operates a vehicle to transport animals and pick up shelter supplies.

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City Of Rochester - NY