Hired candidates receive $2500 sign on bonus and $2500 retention bonus after the first six months totaling $5000.
Internal Number: 20809
Sign on and Retention Bonus totaling $5000 offered for qualified candidates!
Seattle Humane Veterinary Clinic, located in Bellevue, WA is seeking a full-time Veterinary Technician to join the Shelter Medicine team. We want you!
What you’ll do:
Save and serve pets in need regardless of age, circumstance, or geography
Assist in all phases of surgery, health exams, and treatments
Assist DVMs with pre-, peri-, and post-operative care of patients
Assisting with dental procedures including dental radiography, anesthesia and scaling/polishing teeth
Conduct diagnostic testing including phlebotomy, in-house cytology and digital radiography
Monitors the health and progress of critical care cases
Who you are:
You are committed to the safe care of animals and open to learning advanced shelter/clinic care techniques
You have demonstrated knowledge of animal health and behavior
You have a current WA Veterinary Technician License or equivalent (Seattle Humane will cover the cost to acquire)
You value diversity and contribute to an inclusive working environment sensitive to other opinions, culture, and perspectives
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Works closely with DVMs, Clinic Director, other veterinary support staff, shelter staff and volunteers to provide excellent patient care and customer service.
KEY OR ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Daily nursing care of clinic inpatients and surgical patients. Able to work independently taking care of patients and provide proper medical care as assigned by a DVM.
Assisting DVMs with medical treatment of shelter/foster animals as well as public patients.
Responsible for anesthetic induction, monitoring and surgical recovery, including accurate drug calculations, management of surgical flow and accurate surgical record keeping.
Assisting DVMs with dental procedures including dental radiography, anesthesia and scaling/polishing teeth.
Able to respond appropriately during an emergency; able to take directions from a veterinarian and maintain competency during CPR procedures.
Animal husbandry duties including: cleaning, feeding, watering, medicating and monitoring all animals in the veterinary clinic to maintain high standards of veterinary care.
Diagnostic testing including phlebotomy, in-house cytology and digital radiography.
Following patient care and shelter protocols.
Communicate in a professional, compassionate and effective manner with the public, Seattle Humane Staff, and volunteers.
Providing positive guidance to other veterinary services team members, as well as to other shelter teams.
Trains and mentors new staff and volunteers to successfully integrate them as productive members of the team.
Able to work closely with all department and communicate effectively the medical needs of shelter animals
Works closely with volunteers in the department and related programs and provides support and training as needed.
All other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION OR TRAINING:
Animal health and behavior
Low Stress animal handling skills as related to a clinic/shelter environment
Must be able to read, write, listen and communicate effectively
Experience in the animal welfare or veterinary field preferred
Must have high school diploma or GED
Must be a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the state of Washington
Will be asked to handle up to 40 dogs and cats per day
Able to learn characteristics of animal behavior
Able to learn and use appropriate safety equipment for fractious or feral animals
Should be able to identify personal limitations and be willing to ask for help
Become proficient at animal restraint for various procedures
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to work standing or sitting for 10 or more hours
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly with assistance
Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly
Must be able to work and reach on hands and knees
Must be able to use a ladder and step stool
Must have an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers
Must be able to work efficiently under stressful conditions
Must be able to respond quickly to a variety of medical situations
Ability to rapidly and accurately process information
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
POTENTIAL AND PROLONGED EXPOSURES:
Prolonged exposure to various aqueous solutions
Potential exposure to formalin solution
Potential/prolonged exposure to isoflurane gas
Potential exposure to sharps including needles and surgical blades
Potential exposure to X-rays
The operations of an animal shelter and veterinary clinic can be a high stress environment. This position is scheduled for 40 hours per week scheduled over four 10-hour shifts. The Shelter and Veterinary Clinic are open 7 days per week and on holidays. Candidate must be flexible with schedule.
Who we are:
Seattle Humane is more than a shelter, we are a community resource center. We’re meeting the increasing need for pet owner support services, so that families don’t have to choose between an overdue bill and a beloved family member.
We’re training the next generation of veterinarians in our state-of-the-art medical center.
We’re building a community of animal advocates through our volunteer and youth education programs. The impact of Seattle Humane is life-changing, for the animals in our care and the people who love them.
The thousands of animals that come through our doors each year receive best-in-class care, so they can be happy, healthy, well fed, and reach their full potential in loving homes. Whatever the challenges may be, we’re here to lift up our community, always with compassion and the highest quality care.
At Seattle Humane, Veterinary Technicians receive competitive benefits and perks, including full health & wellness coverage, generous paid time off, retirement planning, benefits to promote financial and educational growth, tuition reimbursement, bonuses, discounts, and cuddly co-workers. As well, we currently offer a $2500 sign on and a $2500 six-month retention bonus totaling $5000 offered for qualified candidates!
Equal Opportunity Statement
As an equal opportunity employer, Seattle Humane is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Vaccinations are mandatory at Seattle Humane. Seattle Humane reasonably accommodates those whose medical conditions or religious beliefs prevent them from being vaccinated.