The Houston SPCA is currently seeking a full-time Veterinary Technician. Our facility employs six veterinarians and is equipped with digital radiography, ultrasound, dental machine and x-ray and in-house laboratory equipment. This candidate will be able to administer vaccinations and medication, draw blood, perform general physical examinations on all animals entering the facility, perform IV, IM and SC injections and intubate animals of all sizes. Successful candidates will also have knowledge of general anesthesia techniques and safety, animal handling and restraint and basic knowledge of surgery and recovery. This position will require general cleaning, autoclaving and wrapping instruments and packs.
All candidates must have basic computer skills. Applicant must have strong communication, organizational skills, be self-confident, motivated, and have the ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of veterinary professionals and other staff members. This also includes the ability to work alongside, assist, and direct fourth year veterinary students. Ability to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekends and holidays is a must.
This job announcement is not designed to encompass all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the individual. Other duties than those listed herein may be assigned.
The Houston SPCA was founded in 1924 and remains Houston's oldest and largest Animal Protection Organization. Completely privately funded, we are proud to serve more than 100,000 animals annually. We remain committed to our mission to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and to free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation. Adopt, donate, volunteer, report cruelty: Won't you help us be the voice of the voiceless?