Veterinary Assistant

Website City of Waco

Veterinary Assistant

 

City of Waco

 

Salary: See Position Description

 

Job Number: 2022-01287

 

Location: Waco, TX

 

Department: Animal Services

 

Job Type: Full Time

 

Primary Duties

 

Minimum Starting Salary: $19.50 per hour | 2 Positions Available

 

Under basic supervision, assists the shelter Veterinarian to manage the health and welfare of animals at the City of Waco Animal Shelter.

 

Essential Functions

 

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

• Manages the daily care and nutrition of shelter animals; resolves problems within scope of authority.

• Performs intake exam duties, observes the behavior and condition of animals in shelter; provides nursing care and first aid to recovering and injured animals; identifies animal health care issues and works with Veterinarian to implement health care maintenance and treatment plans; monitors animal health issues, behavior and eating habits; maintains records and updates database.

• Cleans Animal Shelter daily including feeding, watering and grooming animals; monitors animals for illness and disease and provides medications; euthanizes animals and processes animal carcasses.

• Assists with public education and community outreach programs.

• Provides customer assistance; maintains and updates files and assists with reports and computer entry.

• Assists in sedation and anesthesia of animals for medical or surgical procedures and monitors condition of animal until recovery from anesthesia.

• Prepares animal for surgical procedures and prepares surgical instruments for sterilization.

• Performs Animal Control on-call duties as assigned.

• May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City-wide emergency.

• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information.

• Performs other related and assigned duties as required.

• Driving is essential.

 

Qualifications

 

Required:

 

• Graduation from a Certified Veterinarian Assistant program.

• Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.

• Basic Animal Control certification from Texas Department of State Health Services is required within 180 days (six months) of hire.

• Euthanasia Certification mandated by Texas Department of State Health Services is required within 180 days (six months) of hire.

• Certified Veterinarian Assistant certification is required within 18 months of hire.

 

Preferred:

 

• Graduation of an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited Veterinary Technology program.

 

Physical Demands

 

Heavy Work:

 

• Exerting in excess of 75 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

• Required physically restrain animals.

 

EEO Statement

The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

 

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The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

 

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