Current Job Opportunities

 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Job Title: Vet Technician 

Department: Animal Care 

Reports to: Annika Stackhouse 

Compensation: Part-Time 

 

SUMMARY Wags and Walks is looking for a Part-Time Veterinary Technician to assist with all aspects of medical treatment of rescue dogs. This person would be responsible for performing routine medical care and monitoring the health and welfare of Wags & Walks dogs both on-site at our adoption center and off-site in foster homes. 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

● Conduct basic exams on all new dogs and assess when a dog needs to be seen by a veterinary professional 

● Schedule vet appointments when needed 

● Help transport dogs to/from vet appointments 

● Preform minor medical tasks when needed such as administering medications, vaccines, de-wormer, flea meds etc

 ● Collect & track dogs medical history and treatments 

● Perform routine grooming services like bathing, ear cleaning and nail trimming 

● Lead regular physicals at the adoption center and ensure all dogs have and received appropriate medication and care 

● Care for all dogs in isolation 

● Help establish proper safety & disease prevention protocols and make sur they are being practiced 

● Assist with general daily cleaning routine 

● Demonstrate and tech proper protocols for disease prevention & safety 

● Help educate volunteers & fosters 

● Track medical supply inventory and reorder, restock as needed

● Help build & maintain relationships with partner vets and staff 

 

QUALITIES 

● Must be a dog lover! 

● Problem solver and quick thinker 

● Excellent communication skills 

● A team player who works well with others 

● Friendly demeanor and positive attitude 

● Willing to get hands dirty 

● Enjoys working in a fast paced and dynamic environment 

● Exceptional customer service skills 

● Is very detail oriented 

● Is very proactive and a self-starter

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

● Minimum of 1 year experience as a Veterinary Technician 

● Experience with rescue/shelter dogs preferred 

● Must be able to work nights and weekends 

● Willing to be on-call for emergencies 

● Computer proficient (Google docs, ability to learn new software, etc) 

● Must have a current and valid California Driver’s License 

● Must have and maintain a good driving record 

 

To apply for this position please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Howard@wagsandwalks.org


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