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SURGICAL TECHNICIAN

Job Summary: Reporting to the Chief Veterinary Officer and the Lead Veterinary Technician, this position supports the Society by providing daily care of all surgical and anesthetic procedures and general housekeeping.

Schedule:Primary schedule may include weekdays and/or weekends, including evenings, as appropriate.

Pay: $13.00/hr.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards and provisions of animal care in a safe, competent, professional and humane manner at all times.
  • Triage all patients and report all concerns to veterinary technician or attending veterinarian.
  • Restrain all patients during anesthesia induction and intubation.
  • Monitor all patients on gas anesthesia.
  • Prepare patients for surgery as instructed.
  • Transport patients from prep room to operating room.
  • Assist veterinarians in surgery as needed.
  • Keep supervisor informed of animal behavior, health or concerns.
  • Monitor patients in recovery.
  • Assist transport driver with handling and unloading transport animals.
  • Provide information to owners and communicate with customers.
  • Provide excellent patient care.
  • Perform daily cleaning of kennels, cages, bathrooms and public areas.
  • Stock prep room and operating room.
  • Wash and sterilize all surgical packs throughout the day.
  • Clean prep room, exam room, and surgical rooms at the end of the day.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Valid South Carolina Driver’s License and excellent driving record required.
  • Prior experience working with animals preferred.
  • Ability to learn basic veterinary medical concepts to include but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks.
  • Ability to communicate medical information to owners.
  • Physical ability to handle an average 100 animals per day.
  • Ability to learn characteristics of animal behavior.
  • Compassion and understanding of animals.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to clean continuously.

Additional Information: 

  • Physical requirements include but not limited to, walking, standing and moving of animals and equipment (ability to lift 50 pounds).
  • Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly.
  • Ability to stand a minimum of eight hours per day.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Send resume to:

Angel Waterfield, MHR, SHRM-SCP

Senior Director of Human Resources

Email: awaterfield@charlestonanimalsociety.org