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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS). For more than 50 years, we have been a leading theme park and entertainment company delivering personal, interactive and educational experiences that blend imagination with nature and enable our guests to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world we share. We also are one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a worldwide leader in animal welfare, veterinary care and training.
At SeaWorld, we’re passionate about caring for animals. In fact, we’ve already rescued over 37,000 animals (and counting!). And we can save you from being stuck in just another job. Join us and help bring joy, excitement, and lasting memories to people from around the world.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated, and hard-working Registered Veterinary Technician for a part-time position. Join us and play an important part on our incredible team!
What you get to do:
•Assist Veterinary Hospital Teams with animal health programs pertaining to preventative medicine and animal welfare. Assist with our Rescue efforts to ensure successful rehabilitation leading to releasing patients, with clean bill of health, back into the wild.
•Coordinate animal exams/procedures, medical treatment, and routine sample collection.
•Collect, transport, and process samples while maintaining clear records. Prepare samples for analyses in, but not limited to, hematology, chemistry, microbiology, mycology, parasitology, urinalysis, cytology and research projects.
•Assist with medical data entry into our electronic animal medical records system (TRACKS).
•Maintain pharmacy. Dispense vitamins, meds and other supplies as requested. Perform inventories on a regular basis and communicate with Hospital Manager to restock as needed.
•Assist with maintenance of surgery and treatment rooms, anesthesia equipment, medical equipment, and supplies. Prepare and assist with triage, diagnostic imaging, and procedures.
•Apply comparative veterinary technical skills to diverse collection of animals (cetaceans, pinnipeds, small mammals, elasmobranchs, fish, reptiles, avian, amphibians, invertebrates, etc.).
•Assist and participate in other related duties as assigned.
What it takes to succeed:
•At least 18 years of age and must have valid California driver's license.
•At least two years of Veterinary experience required. Animal or aquatic animal care experience preferred.
•Available to work weekends and holidays. Willingness to work evenings in the, rare, event of an emergency, procedure, or animal care need.
•Medical procedures require standing, walking, using hands, listening, talking, smell and colored vision.
•Able to stand for prolonged periods of time. Able to work outdoors, indoors, as well as in or around refrigeration and freezer units which create moderate noise.
•Ability to move patient and equipment, therefore must be able to lift and move 25+ lb at times.
•Maintaining records, computer data entry, dispensing pharmaceuticals, vitamins, and ordering supplies require a detail-oriented person able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
•Basic computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft applications, spreadsheets and databases, including digital medical records (TRACKS).
•Able to work with limited exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and radiation. Protective equipment is provided when necessary.
•Able to positively interact with park guests and co-workers of all ages, different ethnic/cultural backgrounds and/or language, and individuals with special needs.
•Enthusiastically represents SeaWorld by displaying a positive attitude, exemplifying, highly organized, detailed-oriented time-management skills with high level of energy and commitment to quality throughout all aspects of the job.
Education and experience
•Veterinary Technician certification (C.V.T.) in the state of California, or eligible to acquire certification within one year.
•AVMA accredited associate degree in Veterinary fields or registration as a veterinary technician in the State of California
•Minimum of 2 years work experience as a Veterinary Technician in a zoological facility preferred.
Hours and Availability
•Availability to include weekends and holidays
The perks of the position: • FREE park admission • Discounted park admission tickets and passes for family and friends • Park discounts on food, merchandise, etc.
A resume is required in order to be considered for this position. Go to seaworldjobs.com, search Veterinary Technician, Part-time (SeaWorld of California).
If you were unable to attach a resume to your application, please send a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org, attention: Veterinary Technician (Part time).
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