Are you someone who takes great interest in the health and wellbeing of animals and can also work considerately and effectively with their human owners? Are you interested in being a leader in service excellence, committed to building an enduring legacy of continuous improvement and employee engagement? Are you a team player? Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) is seeking dynamic and experienced Washington State Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT).
The RASKC team provides pet shelter and field services to 24 cities and all of unincorporated King County. Their services include pet adoption, responding to animal assistance calls in the field, pet licensing and much more. Please join the RASKC team and help us fulfill our mission of ensuring the humane treatment of animals while protecting the health and safety of the public.
Records and Licensing Services' guiding principles and core values govern our roles and responsibilities as employees. We are actively seeking employees whose behavior is in alignment with our division's core values of; Collaboration, Service-Oriented, Results-Focused, Accountability, Innovation, Fair, Just, and Professional.
Scope of Job Duties: To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum demonstrate skill and ability to:
Prepare animals for surgery, induce and monitor anesthesia, intubate, and oversee post-surgical recovery with our Licensed Veterinarians;
Ability to handle up to 15-20 surgeries (mainly dogs and cats) per day;
Must be able to use appropriate safety equipment for fractious or feral animals;
Assist veterinarian in surgery;
Have knowledge of drug calculations and maintenance of a controlled drug log;
Monitor animals in care, document and report changes and concerns to the veterinarian and maintain accurate clinic medical records;
Experienced in animal handling, behavioral assessment techniques (for example: be able to identify aggressive or fearful behavior) and proper methods for the care of companion animals;
Able to handle animals in a humane manner under a variety of shelter/field situations, including willingness to euthanize animals as required or directed;
Provide care for animals housed in the clinic or kennels under veterinary care, including feeding, watering, medicating and cleaning;
Administer technical procedures including; drawing blood, running blood tests, analyzing fecal samples and fungal cultures, urinalysis, cystocentesis, placing IV catheters, and administering euthanasia;
Assist veterinarian in daily treatments and medical care to both sheltered and new incoming animals, such as, giving vaccines and assess incoming shelter animals by performing and documenting physical exams;
Perform maintenance-related duties as needed to maintain a safe, sanitary and humane working environment for staff and patients, including; cleaning surgical packs, cleaning kennels, treatment areas, floors, surgery suite, surgical instruments, all areas of the clinic, performing laundry duties, etc.;
Plan, improve, and develop new methods for providing animal care and client communication including; communicating with various Animal Control sections, filing, data entry, and providing excellent customer service to all internal (staff, volunteers, foster parents) and external stakeholders (residents, general public) in person, over the phone or by e-mail workers while juggling multiple tasks on a daily basis;
Help provide support testimony for Animal Control investigations, assist with shelter staff training, and provide shelter management with input on policies and procedures;
Assist and provide training and guidance to volunteers assigned to the veterinary clinic and other areas as needed;
Have working knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, laws (RCWs and WACs), regulations, and specialized terminology associated with veterinary medicine as governed by state, and federal entities, appropriate for a WA licensed veterinary technician;
Comfortable and proficient in using Office Productivity tools in your daily work (King County uses Microsoft Office) and experience with Chameleon (or a similar data management product such as a veterinary practice management software);
Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits - see website
Internal Number: 2018JI07936
About Regional Animal Services of King County
The team at Regional Animal Services provides pet sheltering and field services to 24 cities and unincorporated King County. Our services include pet adoption, medical care for sheltered pets, responding to animal assistance calls in the field, pet licensing and much more. We are proud to be a high live release animal shelter. Please join the RASKC team and help us fulfill our mission of ensuring the humane treatment of animals and the protection of the health and safety of the public.