3839 West Burnham Street
West Milwaukee, WI 53215
414-649-8640

HOURS: 
Monday - Friday 
10:00AM to 8:00PM Saturday and Sunday
10:00AM to 5:00PM

 

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 VET TECHNICIAN/ASSISTANT
 

We are looking for caring and compassionate individuals to join our Veterinary Department who care for more than 13,000 animals per year!

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Complete and maintain medical records, controlled substance log sheets, intake listings, and any other necessary paperwork and reports; accurately relay medical information to owners redeeming animals with such a condition; effectively administer vaccinations using a syringe both intranasal and subcutaneous; accurately perform necessary calculations for medicines, tranquilizers and euthanasia solution on a daily basis; learn to read fecal flotation’s to determine parasite infestation; be able to follow instructions given by the staff Veterinarian, perform simple medical treatments such as cleaning and wrapping wounds, and assist, with minor surgical procedures; perform basic husbandry for cats, dogs, rabbits, reptiles, birds and small animals; become effective in the use of animal control equipment; interact with other area shelter workers, breed rescue personnel, and the public in a professional and compassionate manner.

MAJOR QUALIFICATIONS & ABILITIES

Candidates for the position of Veterinary Technician/Assistant must meet the following minimum requirements; possess high school diploma or equivalent; have at least 2 years practical work experience in an animal clinic setting; certification as a Veterinary Technician or college degree is a definite plus but is not necessary; some animal handling experience; knowledge of basic animal breeds primarily, but not limited to, canines and felines; be able to learn how to recognize common medical conditions in animals; have knowledge of what euthanasia is and be able to handle routine euthanasia; maintain a professional demeanor at all times during the scheduled workday; be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds; have a strong initiative with excellent organizational skills; must be able to multitask; a thorough understanding and dedication of the philosophies of animal welfare; the ability to work a varied schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays, and some overtime is a requirement.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary for this position will be discussed at time of interview. Benefits include paid holidays.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Apply in person at the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, 3839 West Burnham Street, West Milwaukee, WI 53215 or submit resume and work experience to lguttingdvm@madacc.org .

MADACC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER