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Lifesaving Veterinary Technician

We are looking for a full-time vet tech tech. This position

plays an important role in maximizing the number of lives

that we are able to save by providing quality medical care in

a cost and time-effective manner. The ideal candidate thrives

in a fast-paced environment, demonstrates unyielding compassion for people and animals, and is committed to excellence in shelter medicine.
 
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Veterinary Technicians work closely with all fosters, adopters, and other clinic staff to provide excellent care to all patients.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of all Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP medical protocols and procedures

  • Maintain a safe, clean, and sanitary work environment

  • Provide excellent customer service to all clients and stakeholders

  • Perform other related duties, as necessary

  • Provide quality and timely medical care for scheduled medical clinic clients. Prepare for daily appointments in advance, including reviewing medical history for each patient

  • Follow vet-approved protocols for diagnostics and treatment of routine medical concerns

  • Seek vet involvement for all non-routine or chronic patients

  • Provide fosters, adopters, and animal program staff with clear communication and information regarding the animals in their care

  • Work with shelter staff and clinic managers to coordinate intake and care for all incoming animals

  • Maintain updated animal records through immediate data entry during and after each appointment

  • Triage and react accordingly to urgent, critical, and contagious animals

  • Report declining patients and urgent needs to veterinary staff immediately

  • Provide scheduled treatments to all animals

  • Request and administer all assigned medications appropriately and within acceptable time frames, as directed by clinic protocols and the veterinary staff

  • Maintain proper care of all animals, including identifying, monitoring, and documenting illness symptoms and changes

 
Qualifications and skills:

  • 6 months experience working as a veterinary technician.

  • Proficiency in standard veterinary technician skills, including but not limited to proper handling and restraint techniques, blood draws and diagnostics, skin scrapes, TPR, SQ/IM/IV injections, and catheter placement

  • Must possess moderate to expert veterinary pharmacy knowledge

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of prescription veterinary medications and their uses

  • Must have basic knowledge of common dog and cat illnesses, injuries, conditions, and diagnostics and run basic medical tests

  • Ability to do precise drug calculations

  • Must be able to transcribe veterinarian notes and explain them to shelter staff and adopters

  • Ability to work independently in a busy and dynamic environment

 
Physical job requirements:

  • Must be able to routinely lift 30-40 pounds

  • Must be able to work around cats and dogs with varying temperaments, including those that are diseased, injured, and/or potentially aggressive

  • Must be comfortable working indoors and outdoors (including summer heat and humidity), around unpleasant smells, loud noises, and a variety of standard cleaning supplies and chemicals

  • Must be comfortable witnessing veterinary surgical procedures

 
Reporting relationships:

The Veterinary Technician reports to the Veterinarian when on duty or the Clinic Manager in the Veterinarian’s absence.

 

Hours: Evening and weekend shifts will be required.

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Lifesaving Surgical Vet Technician

Big Sky Ranch is seeking an experienced Surgical Veterinary Technician to join our team in Folsom, Louisiana.
Our mission is: to promote and nurture the well-being of people, animals, and the planet. Working in St. Tammany Parish and south Louisiana, Big Sky Ranch's CATNIP Foundation will reduce the unnecessary killing of animals in shelters and improve quality of life for animals and their people, indoors and out, working with the public, partner organizations, and municipal agencies to innovate, support, and model efforts to create no-kill communities and remove the need for animal shelters and sanctuaries.

The candidate must be motivated, hard working, responsible, work well with others, detail oriented, and have an overall love for animals. Responsible for working in clinic with cats and dogs, along our veterinarians in a variety of cases and circumstances.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Must work with veterinarians to assist with variety of surgeries, including but not limited to spay and neuters

  • Provide all necessary medication as required as scheduled and needed.

  • Work closely with fosters, adopters, and clinic staff to provide excellent care to all patients.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of all Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP medical protocols and procedures

  • Maintain a safe, clean, and sanitary work environment

  • Provide excellent customer service to all clients and stakeholders

  • Provide quality and timely medical care for scheduled medical clinic clients. prepare for daily appointments, including reviewing medical history for each patient

  • Follow vet-approved protocols for diagnostics and treatment of routine medical concerns

  • Seek vet involvement for all non-routine or chronic patients

  • Work with shelter staff and clinic managers to coordinate intake as well care for all incoming animals

  • Maintain updated animal records through data entry during and after each appointment

  • Triage and react accordingly to urgent, critical, and contagious animals

  • Report declining patients and urgent needs to veterinary staff immediately

  • Provide scheduled treatments to all animals

  • Request and administer all assigned medications appropriately and within acceptable time frames, as directed by clinic protocols and the veterinary staff

  • Maintain proper care of all animals, including identifying, monitoring, and documenting illness symptoms and changes

  • Request and administer all assigned medications appropriately

  • Other duties as needed

  • Some weekend work may be needed

 
Apply for all positions at 
https://www.indeedjobs.com/catnip-foundationbig-sky-ranch/_hl/en_US?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XW5aRnY2g_zoikN87qYWwuQEfuaFve0X0g

 

Building and Grounds Maintenance

If you are a highly motivated, detail oriented, conscientious self starter, who loves working outdoors and with animals, this is the job for you!

 

This is a full-time position involving property and grounds maintenance, general “handy man" projects and basic farm chores. Duties may also include basic animal care. Landscape, yard maintenance and carpentry experience required.

Farm, horse and animal care experience helpful..

 

Apply for all positions at https://www.indeedjobs.com/catnip-foundationbig-sky-ranch/_hl/en_US?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XW5aRnY2g_zoikN87qYWwuQEfuaFve0X0g

Location

Big Sky Ranch / CATNIP Foundation

15442 Jack Fork Road

Folsom, LA  70437

Contact

Telephone:  985-276-0270

Email: whatsup@bigskyranch.org

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