Licensed Veterinary Technician

    • Job Tracking ID: 512682-526897
    • Job Location: Wantagh, NY
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 16, 2017
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Bideawee's Isolation Unit is seeking an experienced Licensed Veterinary Technician to provide high quality medical care to all in-patient and adoption center animals as directed by a senior veterinarian. Responsible for monitoring the health and well-being of every animal throughout their stay at BAW’s PAWS facility, including but not limited to length of stay, daily care, and medical.

Essential Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks:

  • Proficiency in proper animal restraint.
  • Ability to draw blood and place catheters
  • Experienced or educated in laboratory procedures such as proper blood and specimen handling.
  • Administration of intravenous drugs and anesthetic agents, including understanding of the basic mechanics of an anesthesia machine.
  • Monitoring of all patients and able to identify medical emergencies.
  • Proficiency in aseptic technique, including cleaning, sterilizing and packing of surgical instruments, drapes and gowns.
  • Ability to assist in surgery at the discretion of the veterinary doctor.
  • Maintain cleanliness in the kennel, prep room and surgery areas; stocking as needed.
  • Controlled drug log recording.
  • Inventory management.
  • Communication and education the WA ISO staffs.
  • Basic understanding or the ability to learn veterinary software programs.
  • Preparing Invoices for payment.
  • Assist in Training and Mentoring New Team Members.
  • Keep the communication flow with WA ISO Manager and coworkers.
  • Assist in Behavior Enrichment.
  • Coordinate healthcare with veterinary team, including but not limited to arranging for admission examinations, examinations of sick animals and prompt delivery of preventative and medical care; participating in daily rounds with veterinary staff; and ensuring that healthcare records are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Maintain open communication with the AHAB staff and AC Managers and staff to provide regular and prompt updates regarding the status of the resident animal population, including but not limited to length of stay, medical status, animal welfare cases, development cases, etc.
  • Monitor all patients and is able to identify medical emergencies.
  • Direct, coordinate and schedule the duties of the animal care staff, including proper feeding and animal care and cleaning of animal housing areas.
  • Review and communicate available cage space for intakes as well as flow of animals to the adoption centers.
  • Perform animal care duties as needed such as cleaning, feeding and administration of medication (as allowed by law).
  • Participate in BAW’s Admission Policy as a member of the Admission Evaluation Team and ensures that animals of adoptable health and temperament are admitted to BAW.
  • Monitor the performance of PAWS team members and coordinate ongoing educational opportunities.
  • Coordinate training and environmental enrichment initiatives for resident animals in conjunction with the behavior team.
  • Ability to restrain animals of all sizes; work with blood and feces.

Experience and Skills:


  • NYS license required. Eligibility for licensing accepted.
  • General knowledge of instruments and supplies.
  • Skilled, organized, caring and has a desire to be part of a growing veterinary practice.
  • Experience in both shelter medicine and private practice preferred.
  • Managerial skills a plus.

Physical Effort

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, stand, stoop, walk, sit, talk, and listen; may be required to walk or stand for long periods of time; will use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; will reach with hands and arms. The employee is often required to lift and carry animals or materials weighing fifty pounds or more; handle dogs weighing up to 100 lbs