Assistant Veterinary Coordinator

Overview:

Assist the Veterinary Coordinator with daily management and tasks needed to maintain the health and welfare of program dogs.

Primary Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Assist Veterinary Coordinator with any tasks delegated and filling in when she is ill or on vacation;
  • Assist with oversight of veterinary care for program dogs including collaborating with trainers, kennel personnel, prison liaisons, veterinarians and puppy raisers;
  • Provide medical advice and support to all involved in caring for program dogs (including after hours on-call); Develop and facilitate medical care plans for program dogs;
  • Provide routine medical care including, but not limited to, administration of medications, vaccinations and fluids;
  • Assist in maintenance and ordering of medical inventory needed for campus and prison use, veterinary budgets and related invoices;
  • Maintain database of veterinary care of dogs, report data as requested or needed;
  • Develop new and/or expanded veterinary relationships for donated or discounted services;
  • Educate clients, staff and NEADS partners re: veterinary issues;
  • Prepare and deliver dog health record packets to new clients when matched with dogs;
  • Conduct classes educating clients on dog health issues; be well versed in NEADS program offerings, history and overall Mission.

Position Requirements:

  • 3-5 years’ experience as a Certified Veterinary Technician with good understanding of veterinary fundamentals
  • Understanding of puppy/dog behavior and learning as it intersects with health issues;
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Experience in breeding, whelping and weaning is helpful; after hours and weekend “on-call” availability necessary.

 

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years’ experience as a Certified Veterinary Technician with a good understanding of veterinary fundamentals

Physical Demands

  • Be able to lift 40 pounds, climb stairs, bend down easily.

Work Environment

  • Office, kennel, exam room, prison, outdoors

TO APPLY: In order to be considered candidates must submit a resume and cover letter

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $17.00 /hour