Calling all Veterinary Technicians and Assistants: Would you like to work for an organization that is at the forefront of Animal Welfare? Where you work with Veterinarians and other technicians whose values mirror yours? Where regardless of whether your patient is owned or not, lives in a mansion or on the streets, you do not have to worry--you have the privilege of delivering to him or her the same exceptional quality of care?
The San Francisco SPCA's High Quality High Volume (HQHV) Spay/Neuter Clinic is looking to grow our team. We care for patients ranging from 8 week old kittens to 100 lb+ Mastiffs, and everything in between. Be a part of a team that can safely and efficiently care for all of them, and then some.
Our anesthesia and pain management protocols are exemplary. We have state of the art equipment, but we believe the most important component of our patients' care is you. Be empowered to practice the kind of medicine you have been taught in school, or bring us the best of your past job experiences.
We also perform a wide range of non spay/neuter surgeries on shelter patients. Your day will never be boring. Every day you come to work makes an actual life-changing difference to your patient. We are committed to staff training, continuing education and job satisfaction. We will invest in you to become the most skilled and confident anesthesia tech you never thought possible.
The Spay/Neuter clinic is located at the Mission campus of the SFSPCA, which abuts San Francisco's vibrant Mission District. Work within walking distance to countless world-class restaurants, taquerias, delis, coffee houses, and food trucks. Easy access to public transportation.
Full time and part time/on call positions available. We invite applicants from all experience levels. Let us invest in your training. Be a part of HQHV Spay/Neuter at its best.
Compensation/Benefits: We offer a competitive wage structure in the SF market, salary would depend on experience. In addition, we are offering a Signing Bonus of up to $5,000 for qualified candidates. We also offer a rich benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, long-term disability and life insurance, paid time off, paid CE, pet bereavement leave, retirement plan, supplied scrubs, and discounted veterinary care for your pets.
To Apply: To view the complete job description and learn more go to: https://www.sfspca.org/who-we-are/careers/career-opportunities. To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your interest and specific qualifications along with your resume to email@example.com . Please note "RVT/VA Spay/Neuter" in the subject line.
The San Francisco SPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a priority.
Know how to perform a basic physical exam, and recognize normal and abnormal parameters in a variety of canine and feline patients
Be able to recognize signs of pain and distress
Be able to simultaneously monitor multiple patients at various stages of anesthesia
Be able to recognize and appropriately respond to anesthetic emergencies
Knowledge of principles of sterility, maintain sterile fields
Prepare patients for surgery, assist in surgery when required
Know how to operate an anesthesia machine
Know how to operate various anesthesia monitoring equipment
Knowledge of commonly used veterinary surgical equipment
Be familiar with commonly used veterinary drugs
Induction of veterinary anesthetic drugs*
Intubation of feline and canine patients of various sizes*
IV catheter placement
Be able to calculate drug and fluid dosages
Familiarity with veterinary terminology and abbreviations
Perform venipuncture, and intramuscular and subcutaneous injections
Knowledge of common surgical instrument names, surgical instrument care
Be able to operate an autoclave machine
Comply with all laws pertaining to controlled substances, record keeping and drug logs
Be familiar with stress-free animal handling and restraint techniques
Perform other duties as required—take radiographs, laboratory work, participate in medical care of shelter animals according to established protocols
Able to interpret treatment sheets and administer treatment to patients (PO, topically, otic, ocular) under the direction of a veterinarian
Participate in medical rounds
Facilitate good working relationships through teamwork and collaboration
Proactively communicate with other team members to assure excellent patient care
Keep up to date in veterinary medicine with regular continuing education
Additional Salary Information: We offer a competitive wage structure in the SF market, salary would depend on experience. In addition, we are offering a Signing Bonus of up to $5,000 for qualified candidates. We also offer a rich benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, long-term disability and life insurance, paid time off, paid CE, pet bereavement leave, retirement plan, supplied scrubs, and discounted veterinary care for your pets.
Do you want to use your professional skills to advance animal welfare? Since 1868, the San Francisco SPCA has led San Francisco to its present status as one of the most humane cities in the world. We accomplished this through dedication, innovation and collaboration; and we’re looking to hire bright, passionate people who embrace those values.
Every day the SF SPCA works toward the goal of Visi...on 2020— our program to end animal abandonment in San Francisco by the year 2020. This would set a new benchmark in the world of animal welfare. No other major city has achieved such a feat.
So join us and put your passion to work. We offer career opportunities from entry level to highly-experienced, including veterinary care, customer service, animal behavior, fundraising, daily animal care, marketing, volunteer management, humane education, maintenance, research, teaching, training and community relations.