Big Dog Ranch Rescue, located in beautiful Palm Beach County Florida, is seeking talented, motivated Veterinary Assistant/Technicians with an interest in shelter medicine to care for the dogs in our facility. Our recently built 33-acre campus includes cage-free housing for all our residents in comfortable, climate-controlled units. We provide individual cabins for moms and puppies, separate isolation and quarantine facilities, and large enclosed play yards with splash pools. Every effort is made to ensure the comfort and safety of our residents until they are placed in their forever homes. The medical operation is centered in our brand new 5,000 square foot hospital. This facility is state-of-the-art with spacious treatment area, fully equipped surgical and dental suites, digital radiography, in-house laboratory, central suction/oxygen, etc.
Big Dog Ranch Rescue is seeking a highly skilled veterinary assistant or technician to supplement our current medical team. Candidates must be able to multitask in a high paced environment as well as be experienced with handling all temperaments of dogs. Must have at least 2-3+ years of experience.
Duties that will be required: proper restraint; fecal sample collection and analysis; cytology preparation and analysis; administering SQ and IM injections; placing IV catheters, intubation/extubation and recovery from surgery; surgical site preparation and thorough knowledge of anesthesia monitoring; venipuncture from all sources (cephalic, jugular and saphenous); knowledge and use of diagnostic imaging.
Candidates should have a well based knowledge on vaccine protocols and heartworm/flea/tick prevention.
We are looking for a team player who is ready to hit the ground running, willing to learn new things with an open mind, and who understands and cares about the nature of rescue/shelter medicine.
No certifications needed but experience is a requirement. Employee must be available to work at least one weekend day. Compensation based on experience. Please reply with your resume.
Background check required. Drug Free Workplace
Employment Type: Full Time
Years Experience: 1 - 3 years