22 Oct 2013

Vet Technician Veterinarian Assistant

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

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Job Description

DEFINITION: Under  the direction of a veterinarian, assists in the provisions of basic care for  animals in the shelter by providing support to the licensed veterinary  technicians and veterinarians. Performs initial screening examinations, documents  medical findings, and administer a variety of medical treatment. Facilitates  accurate and timely data entry, including photographic documentation as needed.  Administers topical and oral medications, bathe and groom animals, and provide  direct assistance to veterinary medical staff as otherwise directed. Ensures  basic maintenance tasks are performed in a timely fashion to ensure 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:

  • Perform  initial screening examinations of animals arriving at the Care  Centers and identify animals requiring further veterinary attention
  • Administer  oral and topical medications
  • Implant  microchips
  • Assist  in feeding and other basic husbandry care of animals
  • Clean  medical areas, kennels and cages as needed
  • Perform  humane euthanasia
  • Maintain  handling and restraint equipment
  • Accurately  document medical exam findings, vaccinations, and treatment in Chameleon  medical records
  • Assist  in stocking and maintenance of adequate inventory
  • 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


  • Must  be 21 years of age or older
  • Minimum  12 months previous experience working with animals in a veterinary or shelter  setting
  • High  school diploma or GED. Some college preferred but not required
  • Eligibility  for and willingness to apply for certification as a euthanasia technician
  • 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 performing  euthanasia is a specific job task for this position.

REPORTS TO:  Medical supervisor OVERTIME: This  position is eligible for overtime. 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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