Position Title: Veterinary Technician
Location: Orlando, FL
Status: Full-Time Hourly
Pay Rate: $14.79 - $27.54 per hour
Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain diagnostic equipment and hospital area
  • Manage daily schedule of appointments
  • Assist with collection of diagnostic samples in multiple species
  • Prepare for and assist veterinarians with medical, surgical, and necropsy procedures
  • Provide surgical assistance and anesthetic monitoring
  • Perform radiology procedures in the hospital and in animal habitats
  • Maintain surgical room and equipment in ‘ready’ condition
  • Perform pharmaceutical and consumable supply inventories
  • Assist with coordination of animal quarantine and pre-shipment protocols
  • Assist in maintaining all animal records
  • Assist with animal stranding's, diagnostics and treatment of animals in the rescue and rehabilitation program
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements and Competencies

  • Must have at least an Associate of Applied Science from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program
  • Must have Veterinary Technician Certification (CVT) in the State of Florida, RVT in another state, or ability to acquire certification within one year of date of hire
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull at least 30 pounds
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have computer skills
  • Must be comfortable working around wate
  • ust be comfortable working around fumes/dust/odor
  • Must be comfortable working around chemicals
  • Must be able to train on and properly use protective gear
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and temperature extremes
  • Must be available to work varying shifts/hours based on business need, to include opening, mid- and closing shifts; nights, weekends and holidays

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with exotics and/or zoo and aquatic species preferred
  • Possession of a valid state driver’s license preferred