Job Description

Primary Function:
Provide examinations, patient care, and surgical services for animals belonging to Ruff Start Rescue® and participating rescues and shelters following the ideals and standards of Ruff Start Rescue. Work alongside the DVM to provide treatments to the rescue animals, based on their recommendations.

Necessary Responsibilities:

Evaluate and examine incoming surgical patients for previous sterilization surgery, hernias, pregnancy, cryptorchidism, or health problems that may preclude them from having surgery.
Complete medical and surgical procedures in a competent, safe and efficient manner.
Assist in all aspects of surgical sterilization and medical care on all patients presenting for care.
Enter the required data into medical records legibly, whether it be paper or computer-based.
Help with set up, check-in, recovery, checkout, and cleaning.
Work collaboratively with all other staff and volunteers to ensure animals are being cared for properly and getting the required treatments to prepare them to be adoptable.
Additional Requirements:

Veterinary Technician Certification is preferred along with high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter program veterinary technician experience.
Preferred candidates need at least one year of anesthetic and surgical experience.
Candidates need the ability to accurately evaluate the health and condition of animals while providing safe restraint.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, or typed.
The right candidate will be able to work independently effectively and will be self-motivated.
Availability: One to two specified surgery days per week. The potential for two or more surgery days in the future. Ability and willingness to allow for a flexible schedule is key.

Salary: DOQ

How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to apply@ruffstartrescue.org with "Veterinary Technician" in the subject line.
**Candidates who do not follow application instructions and/or do not send all requested documents will not be considered .**

This is a part time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Samantha Bistodeau
Director of Operations
763-568-6577

Closing Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020

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