Works under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian employed by the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT).
Perform initial physical exams on shelter animals, report findings to shelter veterinarian, and document findings/treatment plan in PetPoint.
Perform diagnostic testing including, but not limited to: fecal testing, skin scrapes, fluorescein stain exams, Wood’s lamp exams, HW/FeLV/FIV tests, Parvo tests, Cytology, Urinalyses, and obtaining radiographs.
Maintains an accurate inventory of all medications in stock and orders medications and supplies for the shelter wellness, surgery and Animal Health & Treatment (AHT) team.
Helps to train AHT intake staff in proper recognition/testing of abnormalities on intake.
Performs exams on patients in foster care and goes over findings/treatment with foster after consult with shelter veterinarian
Medicate and/or delegate medicating/treatment of shelter animals to appropriate staff.
Perform treatments as directed including, but not limited to: administering oral medications, SQ/IV injections, IV catheter placement, IV fluid administration, SQ fluid administration, medicated baths, and ear cleaning/flushing.
Cross-train with surgery technician.
Maintain accurate information and record keeping.
Proper and effective animal handling.
Examine animals scheduled for transport within 24-48 hours of departure. Alert shelter veterinarian to abnormalities.
Oversee animals that are currently being treated and perform regular rechecks on animals in rehabilitation department.
High school or equivalent education; RVT/LVT preferred but not required.
At least 3 years veterinary technician experience, preferably in clinical as well as shelter environments.
Experience in medical record keeping and using appropriate veterinary medical terminology.
Excellent communication skills.
Organized and able to multitask well.
Highly motivated with a professional attitude.
Knowledge of breeds, diseases, medical conditions, and animal handling and behavior.
Acquire and possess a thorough understanding of, and dedication to, animal welfare issues and policies/philosophies of HSNT.
Ability to work independently and confidently using superior discretion and judgment.
About Humane Society of North Texas
HSNT is passionate about helping animals in need.Founded in 1905, the Humane Society of North Texas is the largest and longest standing non-profit animal rescue and adoption organization in North Texas. HSNT serves over 25,000 animals annually through its crucial programs including emergency animal rescue, humane investigations, low-cost spay and neuter services, a feral cat TNR program, owner surrenders, lost and found services and the adoptions of dogs, cats, horses, livestock, small mammals, reptiles and more. HSNT has four adoption centers throughout the metroplex, including its main location in the heart of Fort Worth at 1840 E. Lancaster Ave.HSNT’s mission is to act as an advocate on behalf of all animals and to ensure their legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection; to provide for the well-being of animals who are abandoned, injured, neglected, mistreated or otherwise in need; to promote an appreciation of animals; and to instill respect for all living things.