RomeFloyd.com

Governments of Floyd County and City of Rome, GA

Job: VETERINARIAN ASSISTANT

Job Type Public Animal Welfare Services (P.A.W.S.)
Salary $12.63-$13.25
Government Floyd County
Published 07/16/2020
Closes 08/16/2020
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JOB SUMMARY:

The purpose of this classification is to provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Assists veterinarians in examining animals to determine the nature of illnesses or injuries.
• Cleans and maintains kennels, animal holding areas, examination or operating rooms, or animal loading or unloading facilities.
• Fills medication prescriptions.
• Monitors animals recovering from surgery and notify veterinarians of any unusual changes or symptoms.
• Cleans, maintains, and sterilizes instruments or equipment.
• Examines animals to detect behavioral changes or clinical symptoms that could indicate illness or injury.
• Administer medication, immunizations, or blood plasma to animals as prescribed by veterinarians.
• Collects laboratory specimens, such as blood, urine, or feces, for testing.
• Prepares surgical equipment and pass instruments or materials to veterinarians during surgical procedures.
• Prepares feed for animals according to specific instructions, such as diet lists or schedules.
• Provides emergency first aid to sick or injured animals.
• Performs routine laboratory tests or diagnostic tests, such as taking or developing x-rays.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or G.E.D. Six (6) months or more working with animals in an animal shelter or working with animals at a facility where the care and treatment of animals was a primary function of that organization.

BENEFITS:

Health/Major Medical
Dental
Long Term Disability
Employer-Paid Pension
Paid Holidays
Paid Vacation-Annually
Paid Sick
Incentive Pay & Longevity Pay
Free Wellness Clinic