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Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch / Humane Society of the United States

Senior Veterinary Technician (2 openings)

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal protection organization, is expanding our team with two Senior Veterinary Technicians for our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch (CABBR) in Murchison, Texas. The sanctuary provides a permanent home to more than 800 domestic and exotic animals, with over 40 species. In this position you will perform clinical treatments, anesthesia, diagnostic procedures, radiology, prescribing and administering pharmacy items, chemical capture, and surgical assistance under the supervision of the Director of Veterinary Medicine at CABBR. You will also supervise and implement the veterinary technician internship/externship program.
You will be responsible for:
  • Providing all aspects of veterinary care for animals under the supervision of the Director of Veterinary Medicine at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch;
  • Conducting diagnostics including fecal analysis, blood film evaluation, cytology, urinalysis and diagnostic equipment usage. Procuring and shipping samples, preparing other testing procedures and maintaining diagnostic equipment;
  • Maintaining medical records and logs for patient data, radiology, diagnostics, case dispositions, admissions, euthanasia, and controlled substances in accordance with regulations;
  • Overseeing medical supply inventory. Ordering supplies and medications and logging controlled substances;
  • Performing chemical capture activities and supporting veterinary staff with chemical capture operations. Maintaining anesthetic equipment and keeping up-to-date skills and knowledge on the protocol for capture operations;
  • Implementing the internship/externship program including teaching and mentorship, development of procedures, work assignments, and performance evaluations;
  • Cleaning, organizing, and maintaining veterinary hospital, mobile units, supplies, equipment, and chemical immobilization devices including purchasing and upkeep of inventory within budget;
  • Administering, filling, and dispensing prescriptions as directed and instructing caregivers in the administration of prescriptions;
  • Assisting with euthanasia and necropsy procedures and arranging necropsy/disposal;
  • Ensuring hospital meets regulatory standards in accordance with DEA and OSHA;
  • Attending and obtaining the necessary continuing education via conferences to maintain veterinary technician license;
  • Participating in the emergency preparedness program and assisting in preparing operating procedures for disaster response, completing required FEMA training as needed.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology or another animal related field, or equivalent work experience required;
  • Current veterinary technician license strongly preferred;
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in veterinary technology required;
  • Experience in zoo animal or equine medicine, preferred;
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a License as a Veterinary Technician within 6 months;
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a Texas state Veterinary Technician license within 6 months;
  • Ability to work and train with the Animal Care Director and Director of Veterinary Medicine on euthanasia procedures and protocols required;
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain up-to-date rabies prophylaxis and titer and TB testing;
  • Must be skilled in a variety of laboratory testing and techniques;
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook);
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence demonstrated by the delivery of quality and timely outcomes;
  • Strong interpersonal skills are necessary;
  • Strong interest in animal protection issues preferred.
Please upload your resume and cover letter as one document.
This position is located in Murchison a beautiful area of Northeast Texas close to state parks for hiking and beautiful Lake Athens while still offering close proximity to several major cities with Dallas 1.5 hours away Shreveport 2 hours away.  It is just a short drive to the cute town of Canton and the bigger towns of Tyler and Terrel offering great dining and shopping nearby.  We have mild winters and beautiful warm weather year-round.
**The health and safety of our candidates, employees, and the communities in which we work is our top priority. The Humane Society of the United States has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all U.S. employees, including new hires. We make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs. All U.S. new hires will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment.
The Humane Society family of organizations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome qualified applicants of all race, color, national origin, religion or belief, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, age, family or parental status, or veteran status. Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. EOE


Full benefits. Relocation/signing bonus available!


$26.00+ per hour / 40 hours per week

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Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch / Humane Society of the United States
Murchison, TX

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