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Veterinary Technician/Assistant - Shelter Clinic

Company: NORTHEAST ANIMAL SHELTER
Location: Salem
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:

*_Full-time opportunity of 40 hours weekly in our Shelter Clinic. Availability for days, nights, and/or weekends. _*

Northeast Animal Shelter ("NEAS") is looking for a *Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) or an experienced Veterinary Assistant *who will thrive in and enjoy our fun, fast paced team. Within the department, out technicians and assistants are vital to the effective and efficient care of all patients at NEAS.

*THE POSITION: *

In this role, our Clinic Veterinary Technicians/Assistants are primarily responsible for assisting the shelter veterinarians and technicians with procedures and treatments required to assure and maintain the health of the animals in the shelter as well as those treated through low cost public programs.

Our clinic team also works on the clinic floor performing safe patient restraint, admissions and discharges from the hospital, and client education. The Vet Technician/Assistant needs to be able to explain processes in an effective and efficient manner, answering questions knowledgeably and improving an owner's understanding of the care his or her pet is being given during their visit to the clinic. This often is required both orally and in writing.

The Vet Technician/Assistant is expected to demonstrate technical skills required of a veterinary professional including phlebotomy, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, nail clipping, microchipping, obtaining a urine sample via free catch, animal restraint and performing basic laboratory tests. This position requires a knowledge of procedures, protocols, medical terminology, animal handling, and basic medical math calculation.

*APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS*

We are looking for either a certified /registered veterinary technician or an assistant with at least 2 years of veterinary care experience. New graduates of veterinary technology programs are encouraged to apply.

Clear communication is essential to relaying veterinary clinical information to our clients and other hospital staff in a confident, clear manner. Therefore we are looking for applicants who have excellent communication skills. (Please use your cover letter for the position to show your writing skills.)

*WHO WE ARE*

Northeast Animal Shelter's mission is to save the greatest number of animals possible through our animal relocation program, and working in an environment that clearly delivers on its mission of advancing the health and welfare of animals provides meaning to our employees, and adds an important dimension to our work.

*Do you want to go home at night knowing you've made a difference in the lives of shelter animals and those living in the community? Do you have a passion to help animals waiting for homes? If you answered "yes!", Northeast Animal Shelter (NEAS) wants to hear from you!*

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday
* Night shift
* Weekend availability

Application Question(s):
* Please include a cover letter detailing your qualifications to be considered for this position.

Education:
* High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Keywords: NORTHEAST ANIMAL SHELTER, Salem , Veterinary Technician/Assistant - Shelter Clinic, Healthcare , Salem, Massachusetts

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