We're adding two full-time veterinary technicians to our team at Tallahassee Animal Services, an open-admission municipal shelter with an annual intake of approximately 6000 animals. Our Vet Team provides high quality care that combines individual and population health management to optimize wellness and prepare animals for adoption. Our veterinary technicians are an integral part of the Vet Team and they assist our veterinarians with high-volume, high-quality surgical sterilization and other surgeries, as well as with urgent and emergent veterinary care for the animals at the shelter. They are also responsible for running our in-house diagnostics laboratory and radiology suite.
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week. Tuesdays through Saturdays (typically 8:30-5:30pm)
HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply through the City of Tallahassee website at: www.talgov.com/employment/employment.aspx
Please Note: The position will be open for applications through Friday, November 16, 2018. The position will be titled "Recreation Aid - Vet Assistant OPS"
We are looking for individuals with good teamwork abilities and a strong desire to make a difference for the welfare of animals in our community. A sense of humor is a must!
Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent. Minimum two years of experience as a veterinary technician in a private practice, animal shelter, or equivalent. Volunteer experience with the Tallahassee Animal Services Vet Team Volunteer Program may qualify. Experience with high-volume, high-quality techniques is preferred.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge or word processing software, email, spreadsheet software, internet software and veterinary medical software.
Work Environment: While preforming the duties of this job; the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, sharp instruments and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Demands: The job duties require the ability to lift patients, equipment and supplies up to 50 pounds, considerable walking, standing and moving of equipment and patients.
Internal Number: 180439
About Tallahassee Animal Services
The Tallahassee Animal Services is a municipal animal shelter owned by the City of Tallahassee, which serves the surrounding community. Our facility is an open-admission facility and takes in approximately 6,000 animals annually. The veterinary team (two full-time veterinarians and four full-time veterinary technicians) deals with the issues of overpopulation, stray and abandoned animals, population medicine (over 200 animals on-site daily), and animal neglect on a daily basis. The staff veterinarians and veterinary technicians assess and treat all sick and injured animals that enter the facility. In addition to the urgent and emergent medical care provided to the animals, the veterinary team is responsible for surgical sterilization of all adoptable animals.