Certified Veterinary Technician, Miami Community Veterinary Clinic

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Summary:

Who we are:

Have you ever wondered what happens to cats and dogs whose owners are unable to afford vet care? We did. The ASPCA’s Community Medicine (CM) team provides expert veterinary care to support the welfare of animals and their people at our Community Veterinary Clinic (CVC) serving Miami’s most underserved communities. We help pet owners overcome barriers to care, bringing quality services directly to the communities that need us most and partially or fully subsidizing the cost of basic and preventive care. CM treats people and pets with dignity and respect, assisting pet owners in making informed decisions about their pets’ health and wellbeing regardless of their financial circumstances. When you come to work at the ASPCA, you join a team of over 1,000 dedicated colleagues with deep knowledge, skills and passion for the animals we serve.

What you’ll do:

Help animals in need! Our highly skilled technicians play a crucial role in our program, working as a team with CM veterinarians and assistants to provide essential services to the pets and rescue animals that need us most. The ASPCA’s Community Veterinary Clinic (CVC) in Miami offers high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN), preventive care and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. CVC technicians build a wide range of skills, working some days in spay/neuter surgery and others seeing appointments or assisting with out-patient procedures.

What you’ll get:

  • Work/life balance:
    • 40-hour work week, Tuesday through Saturday – no overnights
    • paid vacation to relax
    • paid sick time to heal
    • three paid continuing education days and a CE stipend to keep your skills sharp
    • ten paid holidays to observe
    • plus - paid personal time to celebrate what and when you like
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Excellent benefits: medical, dental, and vision insurance, pre-tax dependent care and health flexible spending accounts (FSAs), 401(k) with eligibility for employer-funded contributions after one year of service, employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance, veterinary technician certification fee reimbursement, continuing education allowance, and more (note - benefits are reviewed annually and subject to change)
  • Room to grow: the ASPCA has robust professional development programs to help you grow as a technician and a person
  • Support: we are one of the largest and most impactful animal welfare organizations in the world, so you will always have a strong team to lean on and cheer you on

The ASPCA strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace.  To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all ASPCA employees, including new hires.  The ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated. 

Responsibilities:

Medical (60%)

  • Provide excellent patient care in all perioperative phases for up to 40 cats and/or dogs per day
  • Administer injections such as anesthetics, pain medications, vaccinations and other medications
  • Provide treatments and supportive care according to the CM Standard Operating Procedures and as directed by attending Veterinarian
  • Intubate animals, place intravenous catheters, perform venipuncture and administer fluids as needed
  • Monitor vital signs of sedated and anesthetized patients in preoperative, operative, and postoperative phases
  • Assist with outpatient and pre-surgical exams, perform diagnostic testing
  • Prepare medications to go home with the client/patient as prescribed by the veterinarian
  • Assist with minor surgical procedures amenable to being performed on an outpatient basis
  • Maintain all necessary controlled substance drug logs and patient records
  • Assist with humane euthanasia in accordance with ASPCA policy and CM protocols
  • Stay current in knowledge of emergency drugs and protocols
  • Ensure that anesthetic machines, pulse oximeters, scales, and other equipment are functional

Customer Service (30%)

  • Know basic veterinary medical concepts, including, but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks & communicate such information to clients
  • When Veterinarian has documented information about an animal’s condition, explain such information to clients and answer questions
  • Communicate in effective and professional manner with members of the public, clients and colleagues

Administrative/Other (10%)

  • Provide medical information and representation to other ASPCA departments
  • Adhere to all protocols put forth by Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Follow all written and verbally communicated CM Standard Operating Procedures
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values:

  • Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals
  • Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes
  • Believes in Team – that we are stronger together
  • Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible
  • Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals

Qualifications:

Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and ability to use paperless medical records and view online calendar and email, Must be able to lift and carry 40-plus pounds repeatedly throughout day with assistance., Must have current Florida Veterinary Technician Certification or the ability to obtain within first 90 days of employment, Must have graduated from accredited school of veterinary science technology (2 or 4 year program)., Must have strong interest in animal welfare., Must possess excellent animal handling skills., Must possess excellent customer service skills., Must possess the ability to work standing for 8-plus hours, Surgery/Anesthesia experience preferred

  

Language:

Creole, English (Required), Spanish

Education and Work Experience:

Associates: Veterinary Technician

  

COVID Statement:
The ASPCA strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all ASPCA employees, including new hires, except where prohibited by applicable state or local law. The ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated.

Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.  A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA.  Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status,  or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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About Us:
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment by humans and must be protected under the law. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States.

The ASPCA is headquartered in New York City, where we maintain a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, mobile spay/neuter and primary pet care clinics, a rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery, adoption center, and two community veterinary centers.

The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide. We assist animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources.

At the ASPCA, we are committed to fostering a collaborative and compassionate culture and we welcome all voices to contribute to our lifesaving mission. Our staff represent a vast array of backgrounds and diversity dimensions, bringing with them valuable experiences and perspectives. They join the ASPCA to learn, grow, and continually do their best work on behalf of animals. We are inspired by our staff, partners, and the communities we support across the country who work to improve animal lives. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the ASPCA because it elevates our organizational culture, aligns with our Core Values, and enables us to move further and faster toward the ASPCA’s vision – that all animals live good lives; valued by society, protected by its laws, and free from cruelty, pain and suffering.