Veterinary Technician

City of San Antonio - San Antonio, TX4.0

Full-time
Under general supervision, is responsible for performing complex technical work assisting a Veterinarian in the medical care of animals in the City's Animal Care Program. Treats animals impounded at the Animal Care Facility as directed by the Veterinarians. Exercises no supervision.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assists Veterinarian in restraining animals for clinical examination.
Performs emergency first aid.
Screens animals for sterilization surgery and draws blood samples for screening tests.
Collects fecal samples and examines them for endoparasites.
Bathes, dips, and dries animals.
Prepares, sterilizes, and maintains surgical packs.
Schedules surgeries.
Sedates and assists in applying anesthesia; maintains anesthesia; clips, shaves, and disinfects the area for incision; and assists in surgery.
Monitors animal recovery from anesthesia.
Scrubs and disinfects instruments prior to sterilization.
Examines animal before discharge and advises owner on post-surgical care of animal.
Assists in the training of personnel on basic responsibilities and animal handling.
Maintains an inventory of medical supplies.
Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).
One (1) year of animal health care assisting a veterinarian, animal control or animal care experience.
Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License or a valid driver's license from another state with the ability the ability to obtain a Class "C" Texas Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas Resident.
Successful completion of Texas Department of State Health Services approved course in Euthanasia By Injection within 120 days of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
4 years of experience working in a high volume spay/neuter clinic or shelter environment.
Licensed Veterinary Technician.

APPLICANT INFORMATION:
If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate veterinary tools and instruments. Subject to reaching, standing, handling, walking, climbing, twisting, and sitting to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are in a kennel environment with frequent exposure to laboratory conditions including hazardous materials, unfavorable fumes and odors, and working with animal body fluids and infectious diseases.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of basic animal health procedures and practices.
Knowledge of animal anatomy and basic surgical techniques.
Knowledge of methods and procedures of animal care.
Knowledge of safety procedures and techniques used in dealing with animals and laboratory samples.
Knowledge of all the tools and instruments used in veterinary medicine.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to perform basic examinations of animals.
Ability to handle animals under all types of conditions and situations.
Ability to perform injections.

Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.

Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing, references, background checks, and credential verification, as required by the position. Depending on the position, selected applicants may be required to comply with any state and federal requirements for the position and may be subject to interval criminal background checks in accordance with relevant regulations.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.sanantonio.gov/HR/CareerCenter.aspx

Human Resources Department
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-207-8705

hrcustomerservice@sanantonio.gov
Position #2019-00211
VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
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Veterinary Technician Supplemental Questionnaire

  • 1. Are you a current regular full time CoSA employee?
Yes
No
  • 2. Are you a veteran or active member of the armed forces?
Yes
No
  • 3. Do you have a valid Driver's License?
Yes
No
  • 4. What best describes your highest level of education?
Some High School
High School Diploma or GED recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency
30+ completed semester hours (credits) from an accredited college or university
60+ completed semester hours (credits) from an accredited college or university
Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university
90+ completed semester hours (credits) from an accredited college or university
120+ completed semester hours (credits) from an accredited college or university
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
Master's Degree from an accredited college or university
PhD, JD, or other Post Graduate Degree from an accredited college or university
None of the above
  • 5. Are you able to successfully complete with the Texas Department of State Health Services an approved course in Euthanasia By Injection within 120 days of employment?
Yes
No
  • 6. Are you a licensed Veterinary Technician?
Yes
No
  • 7. How many years of experience do you have in animal health care assisting a veterinarian, animal control or animal care experience?
None
Less than one year
1 year
2 years
3 years
4 years
5 years
6 years
7 years
8 years
9 years
10 years or more
  • 8. Have you had any veterinary technician experience?
Yes
No
  • 9. If you answered "yes" to the above question #8, please select the number of years of experience. If you answered "no", please select "N/A".
Less than 6 months
6 months - 1 year
1 year or more
N/A
  • 10. How many years of experience do you have as a Veterinary Technician in a high volume spay/neuter clinic or shelter?
None
Less than one year
1 year
2 years
3 years
4 years or more
  • 11. Describe your experience working as a Veterinary Technician to include the task you complete on a daily basis in your current role as a technician.
  • 12. Describe any experience you have working in a high volume spay/neuter clinic, to include the number of surgeries your clinic completed per day, and what task you regularly performed during the surgical day. If you do not have experience, answer 'n/a".
  • 13. I understand this position will require me to work rotating shifts Monday - Sunday, weekends, and occasional holidays. I have the ability to fulfill the required work schedule.
Agree
Disagree
  • Required Question