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Employment

Certified Veterinary Technician

Austin Zoo is seeking a part-time certified veterinary technician to assist the veterinarian in all procedures, rounds, processing and evaluation of laboratory samples.

MUST BE LICENSED IN THE STATE OF TEXAS

Duties:

  • Collect or assist in the collection of biological samples
  • Assist with surgical procedures and monitoring of patients during anesthetic procedures
  • Follow treatment plans, administer and dispense medication according to veterinary prescriptions
  • Assist in the care and treatment of animals under quarantine
  • Perform fecal evaluations, venipuncture, assist in obtaining radiographs, and restraining animals
  • Work under the direction of the veterinarian, head veterinary keepers and zoo director

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have completed a veterinary technology program and MUST BE LICENSED IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.
  • Three years of veterinary technician experience. Previous zoo or exotic experience is required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate experience performing veterinary technical duties including proficiency in common clinical techniques, anesthesia, animal restraint and conducting laboratory procedures.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of mammals, birds and reptiles husbandry.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be available to work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Send cover letter and resume to info@austinzoo.org. No phone calls or walk-ins accepted.