Orange County North Carolina
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Veterinary Health Care Technician*
at Orange County North Carolina
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2558993
Overall Job Objective
|Job Title:||Veterinary Health Care Technician*|
|Salary:||Depends on Qualifications|
|Job Type:||Full Time|
|Location:||200 S Cameron Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278, North Carolina|
The Orange County Animal Services Department has an opening for a Veterinary Health Care Technician (VHCT). This position is in the Shelter Division of the Animal Services Department. VHCT's perform an exciting variety of duties that include providing care for pets as well as providing exceptional service to shelter visitors and customers.
Animal Services Mission
The Animal Services Department strives to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control services that ensure the health, safety and well-being of humans, pets and the community as a whole. Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an integral ingredient of the department's mission.
Choose a career with Orange County's "State of the Art" Animal Services Center
Hiring Range: $32,176 - $37,313
* This is a safety sensitive position and participation in the Drug and Alcohol Program is required.
|Examples of Duties:|
|This position performs a variety of duties in an animal shelter setting, which include but are not limited to:|
Performing physical and behavioral examinations of shelter animals upon entry and exit;
Administering medications and treatments;
Monitoring and evaluating individual animal health as well as overall herd health;
Performing daily care including medical treatment, observations, and sanitation of animals in isolation areas;
Coordinating with and assisting veterinarians in scheduling, developing, and administering treatment to animals.
Perform humane euthanasia by injection;
Maintain electronic medical records;
Perform duties for digital photo identification of animals;
Maintain scheduled drug logs;
Perform duties to assist veterinarians with sterilization surgeries on shelter animals including administering medication, scheduling surgeries, prepping animals for surgery, anesthetizing, intubation and monitoring anesthetized animals, performing post-op and recovery, and cleaning and setting up the surgery suite.
Provide information and addresses questions or concerns from citizens, potential animal owners, volunteers, and other staff.
Assist in maintaining medical supply inventory and orders and complete animal husbandry and other duties as assigned.
Assists with rescue placement of animals and foster program.
| Typical Qualifications:|
|Knowledge, Skills, Abilities|
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate's degree and three (3) years of veterinary experience.
Requires the ability to become a Certified Euthanasia Technician within the first six (6) months of employment.
Must become a Certified Rabies Vaccinator at the earliest class offering for such certification and no later than one (1) year of hire with Orange County.
Candidates must possess a driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina.
A registered veterinary technician is preferred but not required.
| Supplemental Information:|
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions including: standing, walking, talking, repetitive motions of hands/wrists and feet, grasping, hearing, handing and reaching.
Examples of physical activities required in this position:
Standing while performing medical procedures
Walking throughout shelter facility
Behavioral examinations animals
Carrying and/or leading animals
Possible Hazards (chemicals, dangerous machinery, etc.)
Position handles controlled substances, a variety of medications and cleaning chemicals as well as dangerous and/or diseased animals.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Women/Minorities/Veterans/Disabilities