Purpose of Position: Provide overnight medical care and treatment for animals.
This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees are required to follow any other job related duties assigned by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at?will” relationship.
Collect samples for testing and perform laboratory tests.
Take and develop x-rays.
Medicate, vaccinate, and treat animals as prescribed by veterinarian.
Administer anesthesia and monitor animals under anesthesia.
Assist veterinarians in medical and surgical procedures. This includes using proper restraint.
Provide medical assistance and counseling to patrons.
Use and maintain medical equipment.
Perform physical examination of animals.
Perform data entry to update animal records.
Clean and maintain work areas.
Perform euthanasia and other related tasks.
Contribute to and lead initiatives to improve processes and procedures.
Position Qualifications: Education, Experience, Certification, and Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
Associate’s degree in veterinary technology or equivalent experience
Completion of a veterinary technician internship or comparable experience
Working knowledge of current veterinary practices
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
High attention to detail
Certified veterinary technician
Experience in an animal welfare environment
2 years experience working as a veterinary technician
Today, the Dumb Friends League, headquartered in Denver, is the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region —providing a strong, compassionate, and steadfast voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.