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Company: San Diego Humane Society
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Veterinary Assistant (Part-Time)

Veterinary Medicine El Cajon, California

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Description

San Diego Humane Society is hiring a Part-Time Veterinary Assistant for our El Cajon Campus!

SUMMARY:Responsible for assisting veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians with examining, treating and caring for the animals in the custody of the society. Support the Society's "Getting to Zero" strategic initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:include the following. Other duties may be assigned

+ Support the society's "Getting to Zero" strategic initiatives and support a culture of Yes behaviors.

+ Provide medical care and monitor the health and welfare of animals under the direction of the staff veterinarians. Administers treatment, including oral and injectable medications, vaccines and microchips, etc.

+ Set up prep and surgery rooms, and cleans rooms after procedures. Maintain all medical equipment used, clean instruments, order supplies as directed. Keep surgical supplies up to date for everyday use, including packs, drapes, and gowns

+ Assist in surgeries and monitors animals before, during and post-surgery.

+ Assist with dental cleanings and routine lab tests including fecal analysis, x-rays, blood work and cytology. Will move animals from and to cages when treatment is required

+ Assist with transporting animals to and from appointments

+ Assist with cleaning routine in the veterinary clinic and surgery rooms as well as with cleaning and animal care in hospital kennels

+ Accurately maintain all required records including protective custody animals. Performs data entry for medical records

+ Assist with or perform euthanasia when required

+ Will testify in court regarding Society business and field investigations when necessary

+ Provide support for foster program as needed

+ Promote positive relationships with the general public, volunteers and staff while promoting the society's programs, policies and philosophies. Communicate effectively and professionally with co-workers, management and the public at all times.

+ Demonstrate a positive and professional demeanor at all times.

+ Wear appropriate, clean uniform with name identification at all times during business hours.

Exemplifies San Diego Humane Society's Core Values:

+ Showscompassionfor people and animals

+ Has thecourageto make tough decisions and take smart risks

+ Seeks out ways to make animpactfor animals and people

+ Cultivates inclusion by embracing diversity and promoting equity

+ Leads withintegrityand treats everyone with respect

Participates in creating a thriving Culture of Philanthropy at San Diego Humane Society by:

+ Being knowledgeable and supportive of Society programs

+ Sharing their passion for service to animals, people, and our community with our guests

+ Serving as an inspiration to all guests by providing an exemplary level of animal care and guest service

+ Being able to communicate a compelling case for support that demonstrates the impact of philanthropy on San Diego Humane Society

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None SALARY: This is a non-exempt position that starts at a rate of $14.75 per hour. Salary will be commensurate with experience. QUALIFICATIONSEDUCATION, SKILL, EXPERIENCE:High School graduation or equivalent. Minimum of one-year clinical experience and/or shelter experience. Computer experience, especially with databases, preferred. Excellent oral and written communications skills are necessary. Requires well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people of varying background and cultures by adapting style and tactics to fit the audience. Individual must be flexible, work well under pressure and be an active problem-solver. Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in an animal shelter environment, including the use of euthanasia.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Will sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, stoop, bend, squat, kneel, grasp, grip, put fingers together firmly and reach above and below shoulder level, lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds and push and pull up to 100 pounds for situations of restraining, manipulating or moving animals or supplies; repetitively use hands to operate computers; flex the neck upward and downward; twist the neck and the waist. Will have extended periods of sitting, standing, stretching and bending. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:Standard office and surgical environment, with exposure to hazardous chemicals, anesthetics and sharp objects. Is potential of exposure to parasites and infectious diseases that can be carried and transmitted by animals. Requires travel to different campuses as needed. Work hours may be weekdays, evenings, weekends, holidays and special events.EEO Employer

Keywords: San Diego Humane Society, El Cajon , Assistant, Other , El Cajon, California

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