Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Demonstrate kindness and the Golden Rule in our everyday actions by practicing inclusion and respect for every person for the value they bring to the table. Be a role model for the spirit of authenticity, kindness and positive influence with each other, our visitors, and volunteers as well as to the animals every day. This includes listening, being present, being supportive of others and demonstrating compassion and curiosity in conflict.
Perform medical care including but not limited to intravenous injections, blood draws, medicating, vaccinating, subcutaneous fluids, catheter placement, and microchipping under the direction of a veterinarian; have a comprehensive knowledge of sterile techniques, basic knowledge of surgical instruments, and general pharmacology, anesthesia monitoring, surgical induction and recovery; skilled understanding of humane restraint for medical procedures and emergency stabilization procedures.
Maintain a clean and disinfected working environment, maintain controlled substances logs, accurately enter, and maintain patient and client medical data.
Support, empower and enable volunteers and foster parents with the goal of utilizing volunteers to expand Best Friends lifesaving capacity; conduct client communications including aftercare and emergency support.
Support basic care such as feeding, cleaning, walking, and socialization for animals temporarily housed or transported within Lifesaving Center vehicles, buildings, or facilities.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Skills and Experience:

Some formal education from an AVMA accredited veterinary technician certification program preferred but not required.

A minimum of two years working experience in veterinary medicine setting or equivalent work experience in an animal welfare or nonprofit setting. Experience working with a variety of species, including large animal is strongly preferred.

Bilingual or multi-lingual skills preferred but not required.

About Best Friends Animal Society

Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT

Required Education Level : High School Diploma or Equivalent