Job Description

Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is one of Austin’s most dynamic and best-loved nonprofits. The organization is the leader in the No Kill Movement nationally and is considered a national thought leader in animal welfare. APA! locally rescues, treats, and adopts out some 10,000 homeless dogs and cats each year, providing the safety net for Austin’s most at-risk shelter pets, which causes Austin to be a No-Kill City, while also assisting other communities in saving homeless animals. The organization is distinguished by the scrappiness of its grassroots, non-traditional community-based animal rescue work. The organization now continues to innovate best practices to save sheltered lives and teaches its renowned No Kill lifesaving model to some 400 students annually, who travel to Austin to attend apprenticeships at APA!’s Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy, and to hundreds of animal welfare professionals who attend the organization’s annual American Pets Alive! Conference.

The APA! Medical Clinic works on the cutting edge of shelter medicine, treating the most critical and vulnerable animals that other shelters and even some private clinics don't have the resources to help. This makes APA! the ideal learning environment for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of veterinary medicine and no-kill animal sheltering, with the added benefit of knowing you are helping homeless animals from all over Texas!

Our technicians rotate through different roles in the clinic including Appointment Technician, Emergency Technician, Hospital Technician, and Prescription Technician. Our veterinary technicians are crucial to the success of our lifesaving programs, providing hands-on care and treatment to the 10,000+ animals who come through our doors every year. The ideal candidate is passionate about creating the best experience for the public, adopters, and volunteers who visit APA!, all while making a difference for Austin’s most vulnerable pets.

6 months of experience working as a veterinary technician preferred
Must possess moderate to expert veterinary pharmacy knowledge
Must have basic knowledge of common dog and cat illnesses, injuries, conditions, and diagnostics and run basic medical tests
Ability to do precise drug calculations and create accurate prescription labels
Ability to transcribe veterinarian notes
Ability to work independently in a busy and dynamic environment

Must be able to routinely lift 40-50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations
Must be able to work around cats and dogs with varying temperaments, including those that are diseased, injured, and/or potentially aggressive

BENEFITS: All employees are eligible for a discounted gym membership and access to an Employee Assistance Program. Full-time employees are eligible for insurance benefits after a 60 day waiting period, including medical, dental, vision, voluntary short-term life insurance, and voluntary short-term disability, as well as Paid Time Off.

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Closing Date: Monday, August 31, 2020

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