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Veterinary Technician for Travel Assignment!

at International SOS

Posted: 3/5/2019
Job Reference #: 2254

Job Description

Location:
Houston, TX

URM #:
2254

# of openings:
1

Description:

The Role:  International SOS Government Services is seeking an Veterinary Technician for a Travel Assignment. This is a great opportunity to work in a beautiful, unique setting with a generous benefits package. This is a wonderful opportunity for the right person!

The  Veterinary Technician is responsible for assisting in the care of animals and providing veterinary services, such as animal wellness exams, vaccinations, health screenings, health certificates, minor surgical procedures, treatment and other authorized procedures.

About the project:   This project site is located at the U.S. Army Garrison Military Base Hospital on the island of Kwajalein Atoll. The hospital serves more than 1,400 residents, which include military personnel, Army civilians, contractors, and family members. Kwajalein is home to one of the world’s largest coral atolls and surrounds one of the largest lagoons in the world. Kwajalein’s year round warm, sunny weather supports a variety of activities, such as scuba diving, sport fishing, sailing, and water skiing. The military base also boasts entertainment areas like a movie theater, bowling alley, and shopping areas. The position comes with Excellent Pay and Benefits!  Round Trip Airfare, Loding/Housing and Meals/Dining are All Covered!

Duties include:

•Examine POAs, wild or other animals maintained on, or introduced onto military installations, and advise on control and handling

•Perform laboratory and diagnostic procedures such as routine hematological tests, urinalysis, fecal and heartworm tests

•Perform routine daily tasks, such as feeding, weighing, and taking the temperature of animals

•Prepare and administer medications, vaccines, serums, and treatments

•Maintain and inventory of supplies for clinic operations

•Perform routine dental cleanings on animals

•Obtain radiographs of animals with knowledge of proper positioning and techniques

•Care for and monitor the condition of animals recovering from surgery

•Perform laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces, such as urinalyses and blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.

•Ensure all cats and dogs are microchipped and manage the microchip program Collect, prepare, and label samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination

•Maintain clean and sterile equipment, examination rooms, treatment areas, kennels and cages

•Fill prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers

•Maintain veterinary records

•Other duties as assigned

Experience Required:

•Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a Licensed Veterinary Technician

Education Required:

•Current and unrestricted license from any US State, District of Columbia or US Territory to provide healthcare within scope of practice.

•Must have completed a two-year American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program

•Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Other Special Qualifications:

•On call requirements as part of a rotation

•Ability to obtain and maintain a clearance to drive company vehicles

•Must be able to read, write and speak English to effectively communicate

•This position is unaccompanied.

•US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card is required.

•US DOD NACI clearance or the ability to obtain one is required.

•Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll.

A valid passport is required and must be in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll.

Full time employees of International SOS are eligible for Medical, Dental and Vision benefits and a 401k option. Additional benefits may include tuition and travel reimbursement for full time employees.

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International SOS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws .