14 Mar 2013

Vet Technician Animal Care Technician

Animal Care and Control of New York City – Posted by AnimalcareAnywhere

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Job Description

DEFINITION:  Under  the direction of a veterinarian, assist in the provision of basic care for  animals in the shelter through direct assistance with examinations and documentation  of medical findings and treatments. Facilitates accurate and timely data entry,  including photographic documentation as needed. Restrains and otherwise assists  veterinarians and veterinary technicians and assistants with examinations.  Bathes and grooms animals, provides basic  husbandry and direct assistance as otherwise directed. Ensures basic  maintenance tasks are performed in a timely fashion to ensure the smooth  functioning of the department. This  position is based within the medical department at a specific AC&C location  but flexibility to work at other locations may occasionally be required. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Handle  and restrain animals
  • Assist  in feeding and other basic husbandry care of animals
  • Clean  medical areas, kennels and cages as needed
  • Maintain  handling and restraint equipment
  • Accurately  document medical exam findings, vaccinations, and treatments in Chameleon  medical records
  • Medicate  animals orally and/or topically
  • Assist  in stocking and maintenance of adequate inventory
  • Assist  with humane euthanasia
  • Facilitate  transfer of animals from intake areas through medical and into appropriate  housing
  • Work  cooperatively with AC&C volunteers and partners
  • Other  duties as assigned by the medical supervisor or veterinarian


  • Must  be 18 years of age or older
  • Minimum  6 months previous experience working with animals in a veterinary or shelter  setting
  • High  school diploma or GED. Some college preferred but not required
  • Good  written and oral communication skills and basic computer skills, including a  basic understanding of medical terminology
  • Dependable,  reliable, and efficient
  • Must  be able to lift at least 50 pounds and stand for prolonged periods of time


  • The  employee will regularly be exposed to the following: potentially zoonotic diseases  (including rabies), aggressive animals, loud noises (e.g. barking dogs), odors  and airborne particles, including animal fur and toxic chemicals.  The noise level in the environment is very  loud.  Must be able to lift up to 50  pounds.
  • Examination,  restraint, and treatment of a high number of animals is physically and  emotionally demanding. Euthanasia is performed in the facility and assisting  with euthanasia is a specific job task for this position.

REPORTS TO:  Medical supervisor OVERTIME: This  position is eligible for overtime. To  apply please send a cover letter and resume to hr@nycacc.org or by mail to  Human Resources, 11 Park Place,    #805, New York, New    York 10007  or by fax to 212-442-2066. NOTE:  This job description is not  intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other related  duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to: hr@nycacc.org for consideration.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Vet Technician.

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