Mountain Humane (in Hailey, Idaho) is on a mission to enrich the quality of life in our community by connecting animals and people. We do this through innovative programs that inspire and have impact beyond southern Idaho. The first “no-kill” shelter in the state of Idaho (in 1999), annually we help more than 2,500 animals and touch the lives of more than 5,000 people through our programs. We are proud to be a model for other animal welfare organizations and to be at the forefront of best-practices in non-profit management.
The Veterinary Assistant assists in all duties necessary in maintaining the health and welfare of the Shelter population. The Veterinary Assistant assists the Veterinarian(s), the Veterinary Clinic Manager, Veterinary Technician, and other Veterinary Assistant(s) in the examination and treatment of our Shelter population, including: handling, restraining, and preparing animals for medical procedures; assisting with surgical procedures; administering medication and vaccinations; assisting with euthanasia; recording medical treatments and procedures; sending animals for outside veterinary care when necessary; and contacting other members of the medical team when necessary. The veterinary assistant also plays a vital role in assisting with Mountain Humane’s multiple weekly public Spay and Neuter Clinics. The Veterinary Assistant must maintain strong communication channels to ensure coordination of care with the Medical Team.
Classification: Part Time, Non-exempt
Reports to: Veterinary Clinic Manager
Collaborates with: Kennel Staff, Medical Team, Adoptions and Intake Staff
Office Location: Hailey, Idaho
Excellent skills in companion animal handling and restraint
Knowledge of proper administration and dosage of medication to animals
A genuine compassion for all animals, regardless of their condition
A desire to learn, a commitment to Best Practices in Veterinary Shelter Medicine, and the ability to stay open-minded
A proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy, physically-demanding workplace environment
Must be highly organized, motivated and remain flexible under pressure; attention to detail and ability to organize and set priorities a must
Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to work well in a team and independently
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public
Must work well with the public, including children, persons of varied racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual preference, and with individuals who are differently-abled
Should exhibit a positive attitude, common sense, flexibility, and teamwork with ability to exercise independent judgment
Minimum of a high school diploma, must have a valid driver’s license, and be at least 18 years of age
Veterinary Clinic and Medical Team
Shelter Population Health
Shelter Programs, Events, and Community Education
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
HOURS, SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Hours: Part-Time 16-32 hours/week, Ability to work with Veterinarian and Clinic schedule; Ability to potentially work one weekend day and some holidays. Final schedule to be determined with Supervisor based on organizational needs.
Wage Range: $16-$20/hour depending on experience, proficiency/efficiency in job tasks and ability to work cooperatively while fostering the mission of the organization
Benefits: Mountain Humane provides personal time off, 403b retirement plan and other benefits as outlined in the Employee Handbook
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work performed by this position, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Either employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without notice and with or without cause.
Mountain Humane is an equal opportunity employer
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