LifeLine Animal Project is committed to ending the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta. LifeLine is proud to run the DeKalb County Animal Shelter -- an open admission county shelter. The veterinary services we provide to the animals in the shelter include spay/neuter, vaccination, and diagnosis and treat illness and injuries.LifeLine has an immediate opening for a Veterinary Surgery and Shelter Technician. Responsible for daily care of surgical patients, assisting doctors with surgical and anesthetic procedures, vaccinating animals, providing care for sick and injured animals, data entry and general housekeeping, this position is an excellent opportunity for a new or experienced assistant.LifeLine offers competitive pay, insurance benefits, paid time off and holidays to all full-time employees. Essential Job Functions
Responsible for prepping patients for surgery, observing all clinic procedures to enforce sterility and safety of patients.
Able to monitor anesthesia, with a clear idea of abnormal conditions.
General duties in the operating room during surgery to assist with movement of patients, recovery of patients, and general flow.
Assist in diagnosis and treatment of sick and injured animals.
Distribute medicine as directed by veterinarian.
Administer vaccines as required.
Clean facility and surgical pack preparation as assigned.
All other duties as assigned.
Skills, Knowledge and Education
One to two years of experience in a veterinary clinic, hospital animal shelter or control facility.
Handle (on average) 30-60 dogs and cats per day
Learn characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify aggressive or fearful behavior)
Use appropriate safety equipment for fractious or feral animals (will train) – the use of safety equipment is mandatory
Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours
Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs repeatedly throughout the day with assistance
Bend and kneel repeatedly
Respond quickly to a variety of medical situations
Cope with death either due to surgical complication or euthanasia
Founded in 2002, LifeLine Animal Project (LifeLine) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. LifeLine is working to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta shelters and is the managing organization of Fulton County Animal Services and the DeKalb County Animal Services shelter