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Veterinary Technician

Nebraska Humane Society Omaha, NE

Job Description


Full-time; 40 Hours/week

Tuesday-Saturday 7:00am-4:00pm


Principal Duties:

  • Perform medication rounds for shelter animals
    • Administer prescribed pain medications, antibiotics, antiparasitics and vaccines 
    • Relieve animal suffering and comfort the sick
    • Provide supplemental feeding to puppies and kittens too young for adoption
    • Assist NHS veterinarians in disease surveillance
  • Collect specimens and perform diagnostics as prescribed by NHS veterinarians
    • Digital radiographs
    • Fecal exams by centrifugation
    • Skin scrapes and cytology
    • In-house CBC and chemistry panels
    • DTMs, Wood’s Lamp and trichograms
    • Heartworm, FeLV and FIV tests
    • UAs
    • Parvo tests
    • Submit various diagnostics to off-site laboratories
  • Provide enrichment and stress reduction for animals through humane handling
  • Perform medical rounds with NHS veterinarians
    • Ensure prompt and accurate medical record updates
    • Assist in examination of shelter animals
  • Administer pre-medication, induce anesthesia and intubate surgical patients
  • Direct other staff and volunteers on a rotational basis as lead anesthetist
  • Monitor anesthetized patients
  • Assist in animal emergency triage and resuscitation
  • Place IV catheters
  • Prepare animals for surgery
  • Perform dental cleaning and non-surgical extraction as allowed for by state regulations
  • Recover anesthesia patients with the assistance of trained volunteers
  • Handle and record controlled substances for large volumes of surgical patients
  • Assist in training new staff members, department volunteers, veterinary students and interns
  • Collaborate with personnel from other NHS departments
  • Perform safe and humane euthanasia when necessary on a limited basis in AMD
  • Act as a resource for adopters answering pre and post adoption medical questions
  • Maintain clean treatment, housing and examination areas
  • Periodically review, provide input and adhere to Animal Medical Department and shelter protocols
  • Assist in the cleaning and sterilization of surgical equipment
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Shelter Operations or veterinarian


Physical Requirements:

  • Use of all extremities
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to bend and kneel repeatedly
  • Ability to work while standing, sitting and kneeling
  • Good vision for detailed work
  • Good coordination, range of motion, balance and agility
  • Ability to use computer
  • Ability to work around animals without allergic reactions
  • Ability to safely handle animals serviced at NHS (primarily cats, dogs, pocket pets and small hoofstock)


Educational and License Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum two year, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology from an accredited program
  • Must be a licensed Veterinary Technician in the state of Nebraska


Experience, Abilities, and Other Qualifications:

  • Affection for animals, concern for their welfare, and a willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace.
  • Willingness to work as a team and promote a positive work atmosphere
  • Must exercise respect for fellow employees, management, and volunteers at all times
  • Be comfortable working with a culturally diverse staff and community
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Two years practical experience
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing
  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office 2010 or higher

Job Details

Date Posted September 7, 2017
Date Closes October 7, 2017
Address 8929 Fort St.
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Tue: 7 am to 4 pm
Wed: 7 am to 4 pm
Thu: 7 am to 4 pm
Fri: 7 am to 4 pm
Sat: 7 am to 4 pm
Hours 40 hours per week
SOC Category 29-2056.00 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
Zipcode 68134

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Holiday Party
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations

This job requires the following skills

  • Licensed VET Technician

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