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Marge Wright Veterinary Clinic Vet Tech II

at Arizona Humane Society

Posted: 9/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1179412

Job Description

Every pet deserves a good life. We save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. Our mission is made possible with the hard work of our valued employees. We offer a friendly, professional work environment with a culture that promotes innovation, compassion and excellence.


Vet Tech II


Department: Marge Wright Veterinary Clinic

Location: Sunnyslope Campus

Status: Full-time

FLSA: Non-exempt

Schedule: Tuesday Friday (4 ten hour shifts)

Reports To: Clinic Supervisor

Supervises:  N/A


Position Overview

Specializes in assisting veterinarians in all aspects of AHS' Spay/Neuter and Wellness Center including surgery, laboratory diagnostics, fluid therapy, emergency care as necessary, the administration of prescribed medications, client education and clinic asepsis. There is occasional flexibility in work hours where overtime is required.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Functions

  • Demonstrate commitment to spay/neuter initiatives with a positive attitude.
  • Provide excellent patient care in all perioperative phases for up to 40 cats and/or dogs per day.
  • Administer injections such as pain medications, vaccinations and other medications, implant microchips, and perform testing as directed by the Veterinarian.
  • Intubate animals, place intravenous catheters, perform venipuncture and administer fluids as needed.
  • Monitor vital signs of sedated and anesthetized patients in preoperative, operative, and postoperative phases.
  • Stay current in knowledge of emergency drugs and protocols.
  • Communicate in effective and professional manner with public and all staff members.
  • Know veterinary medical concepts, including, but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks. Be able to communicate such information to clients.
  • When Veterinarian has documented information about an animal's condition, adequately explain such information to clients.
  • Follow AHS standard procedures for post-operative care of patient and never leave animal unattended.
  • Maintain all records and document data through computer program.
  • Prepare home-care instructions and receipt for all services performed.
  • Fill prescriptions from veterinarian's written or verbal orders and provide clients with instructions for administration of prescriptions.
  • Work well both independently and cooperatively as part of team.
  • Remain composed while working in fast-paced environment.
  • Assist with or perform and properly document euthanasia.
  • Represent AHS in professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Attend required staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.




Education / Certifications / Licenses:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Completion of a veterinary technician program and certification preferred.



  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a veterinary clinic or hospital.
  • Expertise in phlebotomy, immunology, parasitology, endocrinology and pharmacology required.
  • Safe and humane animal handling skills are required.
  • Must be proficient in anesthesiology.


Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Language Able to speak, read, write and understand English. Spanish language helpful.

Mathematical Basic

Technical Proficiency with or able to learn/use Chameleon software (for use with animals in a shelter environment). Able to learn other software programs as necessary.



Regular attendance, punctuality and access to reliable transportation required.

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. There may be occasional wet floors, animal noises, odors, and dander.  Most time will be spent in a typical air conditioned and heated office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Additional Information

The Arizona Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the E-Verify program. Pre-employment background check and drug screening required.

Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest with the Arizona Humane Society. We are Arizona's largest, private non-profit, animal shelter. We hire individuals with a passion to do a great job, and that have a compassion to help all animals.

Due to the high volume of applications received, candidates whose qualifications best meet the needs of the hiring department will be considered for an interview.

If you are among the highest qualified, you will be contacted to schedule an interview within two weeks of your application submission.

If you are not immediately selected for an interview, your application will be retained for a period of six months for future possible vacancies. Please do not call or email for your application status.

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