The Veterinary Technician II performs animal care and custodial duties independently and performs preventative animal health care and technical duties under the oversight of a Veterinary Technician Lead and the supervision of the Veterinary Technician Supervisor, and has the ability to adjust work schedule to complete duties for absent technicians. The Veterinary Technician II reports directly to the Veterinary Technician Supervisor.
Care for canines in accordance with standard operating procedures including: cleaning and sanitize canine enclosures, feeding animals (standardized and prescribed diets), assuring that animals have fresh water at all times, transferring animals to clean caging, performing complete housekeeping duties in animal housing areas and surrounding premises, performing laundry cleaning services and bathing and socializing of the canines.
Restrain animals for examination, collect urine and fecal samples, take biosamples for laboratory analysis, administer prescribed medications to animals and perform preventative health care duties.
Perform or assist veterinary staff, Veterinary Technician
Leads, or other Veterinary Technicians with exams, drug treatments, wound treatments, bandage changes, ear cleaning,fecal sampling, blood sampling, injections, animal weights, anesthesia,
surgery, pre and post operative care, necropsy, care of neonates, transport,placing of cathers, administering IV fluids, dental care, laboratory procedures(fecals, vaginal cytology, urinalysis), bone marrow aspirates, instrument careand identification, emergency procedures and other critical care, and other
duties as assigned
1.a) One year experience as a Veterinary Technician I with a satisfactory performance evaluation and satisfactory completion of a Veterinary Technician training course. or:
b) Two years experience as a Veterinary Technician I with a satisfactory performance evaluation, or:
c) Licensed Veterinary Technician or equivalent and one year of relevant veterinary experience.
2. High School diploma or equivalent.
3. Good verbal and written English communication skills.
4. Ability to follow instructions precisely that are presented in English.
5. Good computer skills.
6. Ability to lift and move 50 lbs on a regular basis and sustained physical activities such as bending, balancing, stooping, reaching, and remain standing for long periods of time.
7. Ability to wear Personal Protection Equipment may include scrubs, disposable coveralls, gloves, shoe covers, gowns, ear plugs / muffs, face mask, and eye protection.
1. Some college training or technical degree.
2. Science and animal husbandry background including prior experience or education in animal care.
3. Maintenance of a valid Washington State Driver's License and good driving record.
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