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Spay and Neuter Veterinary Technician ($1000 Hiring Bonus)

Nebraska Humane Society locationOmaha, NE
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Mon: 7 am to 6 pm
Tue: 7 am to 6 pm
Wed: 7 am to 6 pm
Thu: 7 am to 6 pm
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
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  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Short-Term Disability
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  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
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    Job Location
    Omaha, NE, United States


    $1000 Hiring Bonus

    (After 6-months of satisfactory performance)

    Purpose of Position: Provide veterinary medical and surgical nursing skills with a focus on high quality, high volume (HQHV) spay and neuter. Veterinary technicians enhance the lives of animals served at the Nebraska Humane Society Spay & Neuter Center by partnering with fellow colleagues to provide affordable surgical sterilization for cats and dogs. Periodic rotation through the NHS Animal Medical Department occurs on an as need basis.

    Title: Veterinary Technician I

    Departments: NHS Spay & Neuter Center

    This position reports to: Spay & Neuter Center Manager

    Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week Monday-Thursday 7:00am-6:00pm

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees are required to follow any other job related duties assigned by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, and does not alter the “at? will” relationship.

    • Provide enrichment and stress reduction for animals through humane handling
    • 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
    • Recover anesthesia patients with the assistance of trained volunteers
    • Administer prescribed pain medications, antibiotics, antiparasitics and vaccines
    • Perform Heartworm, FeLV and FIV tests as requested
    • Ensure prompt and accurate medical record updates
    • Prepare prescription medications for dispensing
    • Handle and record controlled substances for large volumes of surgical patients
    • Assist in training new staff members and department volunteers
    • Collaborate with personnel from other NHS departments
    • Perform safe and humane euthanasia when necessary on a limited basis as directed by the veterinarian on duty
    • Act as a resource for clients by answering pre and post-surgery medical questions
    • Maintain clean treatment, housing and examination areas
    • Periodically review, provide input and adhere to NHS Spay & Neuter Center, as well as Animal Medical Department and shelter protocols
    • Prepare surgical instrument packs for veterinary use by:
      • Cleaning surgical instruments and drapes
      • Wrapping surgical packs
      • Sterilize surgical packs
      • Training volunteers
      • Assist SNC Veterinarian Liaison in overseeing surgical instrument inventory and quality
    • Assist in the cleaning and disinfection of other surgical and medical equipment
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Operations Manager or veterinarian

    Position Qualifications: Education, Experience, Certification, and Knowledge/Skills/Abilities


    • Minimum: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology from an accredited program
    • Must be a licensed veterinary technician in the state of Nebraska
      • Consideration will be given to veterinary technicians currently licensed in another state with a background in shelter/rescue work – must be able to obtain Nebraska veterinary technician license
    • Must adhere to applicable state and federal laws governing the practice of veterinary medicine
    • Display affection and compassion for animals and concern for their welfare
    • Must adhere to highest ethical standards; possess trustworthiness, exercise maturity and sound independent judgment while maintaining a professional manner and personal appearance
    • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing
    • Must have valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and be able to provide proof of vehicle insurance
    • Be comfortable and skilled working with a culturally diverse staff and community
    • Must be considerate, respectful and display a helpful demeanor to all employees, volunteers and customers
    • Must be able to work cordially, safely and efficiently in face-paced, stressful conditions
    • Must possess the ability to cope with loss of animal life from illness, injury and euthanasia
    • Must be able to manage the emotional aspect of end of life services and humane euthanasia, and support employees in high-emotion circumstances
    • Must exhibit the organization core values of compassion for all animals, respect and dignity for all, strive for excellence and teamwork
    • Ability to safely and humanely handle animals
    • Ability to respectfully give and receive feedback
    • Ability to work independently and part of a team
    • Ability to work in close proximity of others


    • One year veterinary technical experience preferred
    • Previous experience in a shelter and/or high volume spay/neuter
    • Familiarity with Microsoft operating systems and computer literate in Microsoft Office

    Work Conditions:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions within the work environment.

    • Minimum 40 hours per week; will routinely exceed 40 hrs. during a majority of the year. Rotating on call emergency schedule required. Evening, weekend and holiday hours will be necessary as part of being on call, in the event of an emergency, staffing shortages or special events.
    • The noise level in the office environment is usually quiet, though barking or whining of animals may be escalated at certain times in certain areas of the building.
    • High exposure to animals whose reactions to the shelter environment cannot be predicted.
    • Temperatures in the shelter environment are varied, though usually moderate, and dependent on the season.
    • Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases and hazardous chemicals.
    • Ability to work around animals without severe allergic reactions.

    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demand














    Lifting up to 50 lbs with or without assistance


    Lifting over 50 lbs with assistance




    Distinguish smell/temperature




    Exposure to hazardous materials




    Hand/finger dexterity




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