The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the first animal welfare organization established in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. The organization’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides local and national leadership in three key areas: protecting and rescuing animals from crisis, assisting animals in communities and advancing legal protection for animals.
VETERINARY TECHNICIAN | NEW YORK, NY
The Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) for the NYC mobile clinic program is a trained and licensed full-time LVT who assists in providing spay/neuter surgery and preventive and basic medical care to pet dogs and cats living with their families in NYC.
- Provide excellent patient care in all perioperative phases for up to 30 cats and/or dogs per day.
- Administer injections such as anesthetics, pain medications, vaccinations and other medications. Provide treatments, and supportive care as directed by MSNC Standard Operating Procedures and attending Veterinarian.
- Intubate animals, place intravenous catheters, perform venipuncture and administer fluids as needed.
- Monitor vital signs of sedated and anesthetized patients in preoperative, operative, and postoperative phases.
- Maintain medical supplies inventory, including emergency drugs. Ensure that supplies are in-date.
- Ensure that anesthetic machines, pulse oximeters, scales, and other equipment are functional. When equipment is not working properly report to Manager.
- Assist with patient exams, perform diagnostic testing. Prepare medications to go home with the client/patient as prescribed by the veterinarian.
- Maintain all necessary controlled substance drug logs and patient records.
- Communicate in effective and professional manner with public and all ASPCA staff members, including Veterinarians, Senior Veterinary Assistants and Community Advocates.
- Know basic veterinary medical concepts, including, but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks. Be able to communicate such information to clients.
- When Veterinarian has documented information about an animal’s condition, adequately explain such information to clients.
- Represent ASPCA in professional and courteous manner at all times.
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
- Licensed Veterinary Technician in the state of New York
- 1+ years experience as a veterinary technician position that includes surgery/anesthesia experience
- Must possess strong animal handling skills
- Excellent customer service skills
- Must speak fluent English, bilingual (fluent in Spanish) preferred
- Must possess the ability to work standing for 10-plus hours
- Must be able to lift and carry 40-plus pounds repeatedly throughout day with assistance
- Work well both independently and cooperatively as part of team
- Ability to remain composed while working in fast-paced environment
The ASPCA rewards our people with competitive salaries and great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid time-off, and parental leave.