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El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Veterinary Assistant, Full Time

General Purpose:

Under general supervision, perform duties to support and document health care and feeding of zoo animals.

 

Typical Duties: 

Assist veterinary staff with healthcare of all zoo animals. Involves: Take vital signs. Perform routine medical treatments including give medicine, trim nails and beaks, give vaccinations, and clean and bandage wounds. Take and process x-rays. Draw blood from all species of animals. Dispense prescriptions. Conduct fecal sample analysis. Perform lab tests and send out for diagnosis. Set up and assist in surgery. Perform necropsies of small mammals, fish, avian, and reptiles. Report information to pathologist, pack and mail specimens.

Assist with quarantine and animal husbandry. Involves: Set up enclosures for specific species. Research diets and prepares for arrival. Prepare temporary diet card for special diet items. Feed, clean and observe animals. Ensure quarantine animals are in good health. Disinfect animal enclosure after animal departure. Collect fecal samples. Give medication as required. Keep accurate records of consumption and temperature. 

Perform maintenance and record keeping duties for zoo. Involves: Clean and disinfect exam and treatment rooms, surgery and scrub rooms, laboratory, pharmacy, x-ray and quarantine areas. Sterilize surgical instruments, drapes and equipment. Receive, log, tag and store medical equipment, supplies and medications. Establish and maintain animal medical files. Input data into computerized program. Contact other zoos, laboratories and research facilities for medical information. Keep logs of consumption, medical treatment, parasitology, observation and other necessary data. Answer questions about the zoo as needed.

Experience Required

Requirements: Education and Experience: A High School diploma or GED, and one (1) year animal health care experience under the supervision of a veterinarian. Licenses and Certificates: Texas Class “C” Driver’s License or equivalent from another state.

Salary

$30,230.00 - $51,950.00 Annually

How to Apply

Interested candidates should complete an application online through the City of El Paso website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/elpaso 

 

El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens
4001 E Paisano Dr.
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone: (915) 212- 4500

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