Recruitment #24-117-0123

Job Description

Lifesavers wanted! Are you a veterinary technician or skilled veterinary assistant looking for occasional relief work, or a set part-time schedule? Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) is seeking, part-time experienced veterinary technicians to join our temporary pool to work alongside our animal shelter veterinarian through June 30, 2024. We get to save little furry lives every day, providing care to the animals most in need in our community, and our part time technicians work almost entirely behind the scenes with the animals, with very little interaction with pet owners. Hiring range $24.18-$32.64, depending on experience.

Days needing coverage are Mondays, Fridays, or both from approximately 8am-5pm with some flexibility if needed, and with occasional optional opportunities for additional hours. You do not need to commit to every Monday and/or Friday- we will work with your schedule! No nights, no weekends, no on-call shifts.

Technicians will primarily be working to assist with spay/neuter surgeries and routine medical care. Successful applicants will be proficient in veterinary nursing skills, including but not limited to administration of medicines via all routes, venipuncture, vaccination protocols, surgical monitoring (including pre- and post-surgical care), restraint, and physical examination of animals in our care. Candidates must be able to demonstrate consistent case management skills and sound judgement, while recognizing the differences between high quality shelter medicine and private practice operations. The applicant must have thorough knowledge of the care and handling of cats and dogs, preferably with some familiarity with rabbits and other small animals. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.

Job Requirements

  • Four (4) years total related experience or Associates of Applied Science Degree in Animal Health/Veterinary Technology OR related field and two (2) years related experience
  • Bilingual a plus

Special Requirements

  • This position is expected to be physically demanding, with the potential for exposure to infectious diseases, viruses, noxious fumes and chemicals, extended time standing on feet, as well as risk of injury.
  • Must have the ability to handle large and potentially dangerous animals over 75 pounds confidently and safely.
  • Must feel comfortable with Fear-Free science-based, low-stress handling techniques

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

  • Must successfully complete a criminal background investigation.
  • Must successfully complete a physical examination, to include non-DOT drug test.