Have you always wanted to help animals? If so, the Connecticut Humane Society has the perfect job for you.
We are looking for a skilled Veterinary Technician for our Waterford Shelter. This key position must have prior experience working in a shelter medical or veterinary clinic setting. Candidates must be comfortable working on their own, providing medical oversight to all animals in the shelter and communicating any issues with the district manager and the veterinarians. A great candidate will have experience with administration of anesthetics; preparation and assistance with patients in surgery; monitoring patients and providing support therapy during surgery and recovery; removing and readying the next patient to include spaying and neutering; and supporting any additional surgical procedures. The successful applicant will be able to answer customers' questions on various aspects of animal care including medical conditions, dosage and purpose of medications. and proper procedures for when they take their pet home.
This full time position is benefit eligible. This position is ideal for who is able to deal with different communication styles. We are looking for a creative, customer service oriented individual who can work well within a team. Interested individuals must be able to handle multiple priorities and enjoy a busy environment. This position requires one to have a knowledge of animal handling and medical care as well as have a basic understanding of the different types of companionship animals. This position is Sunday through Thursday.
Education: Associates Degree in animal science or related field.
Experience: 2-3 years if certified, 5-7 if no certification. Must have worked as a vet tech in a clinic or shelter setting.
Skills: Ability to perform physically strenuous activities which will require lifting of moderate to heavy weights (up to 40 lbs.),standing and/or bending, pushing brooms and/or mops, and walking and/or controlling dogs and/or cats, use of cleaning solutions and sitting at a desk for long periods of time. Prior experience with animal restraint.
Technology: Proficiency in computers and on-line medical records
Preferred: Education: Bachelor's Degree
Certification: CVT or LVT
Skills: Knowledge of animal handling and experience preferred.
About Connecticut Humane Society
The Connecticut Humane Society is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare, enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty.