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Veterinary Technician - Animal Services

at Fort Bend County, Texas

Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Reference #: 3556
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  • Job LocationsUS-TX-Rosenberg
    Posted Date1 month ago(9/11/2019 12:55 PM)
    ID
    2019-3556
    Job Code
    19-347
    # of Openings
    1
    Min Start Salary
    USD $1,288.00/Bi.
    Category
    Public Health
    Max Start Salary
    USD $1,517.60/Bi.
  • Overview

    Assists in providing appropriate veterinary medical services to the shelter population of animals. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.

    Responsibilities

    Assists Veterinarian with surgeries, including sterilization of surgical instruments and area. Prepares animals for surgery and monitors during surgery and in recovery. Assists in evaluating the health of the shelter animals and brings issues to the attention of the veterinarian. Assists with performing medical evaluation of the animals in the shelter including a variety of animal health diagnostic tests and procedures. Administers prescribed medications and treatments as directed, and performs vaccinations. May perform euthanasia when necessary and/or assist veterinarian with euthanasia. Updates medical records of animals in the shelter, including diagnoses and treatment, vaccines given and surgery performed. Promotes responsible pet ownership by answering questions from potential adopters and the public regarding animal health and behavior. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.

    Qualifications

    High School Diploma/GED; Four years experience working in animal medical environment. Good computer, verbal and written communication, supervisory, management, and organizational skills. Good interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, employees, and elected officials. Current or eligible for licensure as a Veterinary Technician with the State Board of Veterinary Medicine Examiners.

    SALARY RANGE: Public Health Grade 7, $1,288.00 - $1,517.60 biweekly based on qualifications

    CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position

    All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.

    Fort Bend County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal and local laws, unless such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.

    To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs