Class Title: REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
Bargaining Unit: Inspections & Technical
Class Code: 73501
Salary: $17.93 - $28.18 Hourly
$3,108.11 - $4,884.31 Monthly
$37,297.31 - $58,611.70 Annually
Examples of Essential Duties:
- Assists the Veterinary Surgeon by handling animals in the administration of physical examinations to determine surgical fitness of animals.
- Prepares instruments and medical supplies for Veterinarian's use; prepares animals for sterilization surgery; and assists with anesthesia procedures.
- Provides the Veterinary Surgeon with any supplies he/she may need during the sterilization surgery of animals and provides support for any emergencies that might arise.
- Monitors animals during surgery as needed; and observes animals after surgery to detect any abnormal behavior or physical symptoms and reports findings to the Veterinary Surgeon.
- Cleans and prepares surgical packs and instruments to be sterilized before surgery; and provides general care for and feeds animals.
- Under direction, renders first aid, medical treatments and therapy as required for hospitalized animals.
- Assists with the admittance and discharge of animals to and from clinic.
- Assists in training clinic personnel, and orders necessary materials and medications required by the Spay and Neuter Facility and Shelter.
- Assists with filling prescriptions, and assists spay and neuter staff with daily operations.
- Observes general shelter animal population for illness and/or injury.
- Assists a Veterinarian in treating shelter animals, including a variety of exotic animals, and restrains and manages many different species.
- Creates daily euthanasia list and may administer routine and/or emergency euthanasia to animals.
Experience: One year of paid or voluntary experience working in a kennel, veterinary or animal shelter facility is required.
Education: Possession of a valid certificate as a Registered Veterinary Technician issued by the California Veterinary Medical Board.
Knowledge of: Safe, humane and efficient methods for the care and treatment of small animals, particularly dogs and cats; Equipment and procedures used at a veterinary clinic; Physical and behavioral characteristics of small animals; Substances and methods used to clean and disinfect animal habitats.
Ability to: Care for small animals; recognize abnormal behavioral and physical symptoms in small animals; safely handle and maintain clinic medical instruments and equipment; Deal tactfully and effectively with the public; Maintain simple records and make reports as necessary.