Veterinary Assistant




Organization: Texas State Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Job or Internship: Job

This position is a seasonal opening that will have a 40hr work week for a duration of 13 weeks to begin at the end of May / beginning of June.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Provide primary care and rehabilitation of raptors and shore birds.

• Assist in the care, moving, capture or release of animals as directed.

• Assist in the preparation of food, vitamins and medication for animals as directed.

• Observe animal behavior and report unusual/abnormal behavior to supervisor.

• Maintain feeding and medical logs.

• Mentor volunteers.

• Work under the guidelines as stated in TSA’s federal and state permits.

• Understand and follow Standard Operating Procedures in work areas.

• Maintain and clean rehabilitation hospital and SeaLab rehabilitation areas.

• Assist with general office duties, including typing, filing and recordkeeping.

• Clean, maintain and store utensils and equipment used to feed and care for animals.

• Comply with safety policies, practices, and procedures. Report all unsafe work practices to supervisor and/or Human Resources.

• Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve department and company goals.

• Research methods for improving care of animals undergoing rehabilitation.

• Assist in design and construction of projects for improvement of animal care in collection and rehabilitation facilities.

• Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills.

• Provide exceptional guest service.

• Adhere to all governmental/AZA policies regarding acquisition, husbandry, records, and animal health.

• Abide by all TSA Policies and Procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual.

• Adhere to all TSA Animal Husbandry Policies and Procedures as outlined in the Animal Husbandry Manual.