Veterinary Technician(56)




Organization: Little Rock Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Little Rock, AR, United States
Job or Internship: Job

REQUIRED LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS: Class D Drivers License before employment,Arkansas certification as a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) within six (6) months of employment

JOB OBJECTIVE:

To perform technical and clinical procedures in the treatment, surgery, and medication of animals in the Little Rock Zoo.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Provides assistance to the veterinarian with the daily medical care of the animal collection,including preparation of equipment, animal restraints, sample collections, and diagnostic procedures. Prepares and administers medications to animals under the supervision of the veterinarian. Maintains the zoo's hospital facility, including the sterilization of instruments,preparation and maintenance of animal capture equipment, other related equipment and orders supplies. Performs laboratory procedures and diagnostic tests, including parasitology, hematology and urinalysis. Provides assistance to the veterinarian in maintaining hard copy and computer files and records of comprehensive animal health records; enters data into veterinary records systems. Performs radiographs on animals utilizing stationary and portable x-ray machines;labels and files radiographs. Assists in the development of x-ray techniques for animals; maintains x-ray unit and related equipment. Provides assistance to the veterinarian in the performance of necropsies; prepares tissue samples for shipment or transport to outside laboratories with all applicable documentation. Assists veterinarian during surgical procedures,monitors anesthesia and keeps anesthetic records. Maintains the zoo's pharmacy; performs monthly inventory, organization and the ordering of pharmaceuticals. Maintains hard copy and computerized calendars of preventive health programs and animal procedures. Operates a computer in the performance of essential functions. Operates a City pool automobile in the performance of essential job functions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

These knowledge, skills, and abilities are usually, although not always, acquired through completion of an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology or a related area from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association; and two (2) years of experience as a Veterinary Technician involving work with exotic animals. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

ONLY On-Line Applications Accepted.

Application and supplemental questions required by closing date. Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications. DISCLAIMER: This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://www.lrjobs.net

Full Time- Regular Position

HIRING/ENTRY SALARY: $27,031 - $34,330

CLOSING DATE: 11/20/13 11:59 PM