Veterinary Technician

Humane Rescue Alliance | Washington, DC

Job Summary

The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) is currently seeking to hire multiple Veterinary Technicians to join the Medical department at our Oglethorpe location. The primary role of Veterinary Technicians is to assist Veterinarians with all treatment and care of animal patients. The following are some of the duties and responsibilities for this position:

  • Assist coordinating daily surgery, treatment schedules; perform pre-surgical duties, physical exams.
  • Perform daily health evaluations, scheduled treatments.
  • Educate clients on pre/post -surgical care.

For the complete job description please visit HRA’s website at .

HRA is an EOE.

Responsibilities

Medical Center

  • Assist coordinating daily surgery, treatment schedules; perform pre-surgical duties, physical exams.
  • Calculate, administer and record pre-anesthetic drugs; complete controlled drug logs.
  • Monitor anesthesia.
  • Perform, administer medical treatments.
  • Operate radiology equipment.
  • Perform dental cleanings, radiographs.
  • Respond to emergency situations.
  • Prep lab samples, evaluate in-house lab work.

Shelter

  • Perform daily health evaluations, scheduled treatments.
  • Assist vets w/ daily rounds.
  • Assist in care, treatment of animals in foster.
  • Assist w/ euthanasia of shelter animals when needed. 
  • Respond to post-adoption health inquiries.
  • Notify behavior team of animal behavioral needs, concerns. 

Client Service/Education

  • Educate clients on pre/post -surgical care.
  • Provide orientation, training to vet students, assistants, interns.
  • Represent organization in professional, courteous manner. Provide quality customer service.
  • Attend, participate in training programs.

Operations

  • Assist w/ daily operations.
  • Clean, prep surgical instruments; ensure supplies are available, ready.
  • Maintain vet equipment.
  • Attend continuing education.
  • Maintain departmental procedures, protocols.
  • Follow safety guidelines.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • College degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified Veterinarian Technician preferred.
  • Minimum one year of progressively responsible experience as vet tech, Experience w/ shelter medicine preferred.
  • Ability to pass basic vet tech skills assessment during interview process.

How to Apply

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