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Veterinary Technician/Assistant Unpaid Intern

Dubuque Regional Humane Society, Dubuque, IA

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  • Receive, examine, and vaccinate animals upon animal intake.
  • Ensure timely identification of medical concerns and communicate these concerns with Veterinarian and Veterinary Technician.
  • Administer daily medications as prescribed.
  • Review vaccination records and administer vaccines and other preventative care according to the DRHS’ vaccine and care protocols.
  • Assist Veterinarian in medical procedures using proper restraint.
  • Perform humane euthanasia according to established protocol.
  • Ensure proper cleaning and storage of medical equipment. Wrap and autoclave surgical packs.
  • Administer anesthesia and intubate animals. Monitor animals under anesthesia and while recovering.
  • Maintain medical records, pharmacy records, and controlled drug logs.
  • Collect samples and perform in-house diagnostics including fecals, urinalysis, FeLV/FIV, heartworm, parvo, giardia, fungal cultures, and skin/ear cytologies.
  • Complete ear cleanings and nail trims.
  • Administer microchips.
  • Maintain knowledge of animal inventory, and animal health, including shelter and foster animals, shelter events, and special needs of the shelter.
  • Safely transfer animals from one animal enclosure to another and ensure proper documentation.
  • Provide support for the Veterinarian and Veterinary Technician.


Other Duties

  • Provide timely, compassionate, and courteous service to customers, visitors, and volunteers.
  • Provide accurate information to customers and volunteers about the DRHS’ policies and procedures.
  • General office duties, including answering phones, data entry into PetPoint, filing, copying, and faxing.
  • Ensure medical area has adequate supplies.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of the Hafeman Animal Care Center and its animal enclosures and provision of animals with new blankets, food, and water.
  • Ensure the completion of laundry and dishes for Hafeman Animal Care Center.
  • Other duties as assigned

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Job Details

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ID 741929
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full or Part Time
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Veterinary Services

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