Salary adjustable according to experience, education and/or training. Candidates should possess two (2) years of experience in a veterinary office, animal hospital or animal shelter performing vaccinations, diagnostic tests, euthanasia, and/or various other medical treatment on animals or in work involving animal nutrition, taxonomy, animal behavior, parasitology or bacteriology. Candidates should also possess eighteen (18) credit hours in veterinary sciences/technology, animal science technology, zoology, biology, animal husbandry or related fields.
2 openings available.
The Burlington County Animal Shelter (BCAS) seeks a fulltime Animal Health Technician to perform various animal care services. The BCAS is not an animal hospital but an animal shelter that provides care, shelter, vaccinations, spay/neuter services and temporary housing until animals find their forever homes.
The Burlington County Board of County Commissioners owns and operates the Burlington County Animal Shelter, located at 35 Academy Drive, Westampton, NJ 08060. Information on the Shelter is available from its website at http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/168/Animal-Shelter.
The Board of County Commissioners is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition. Employees must already reside in or relocate to Burlington County within one year of employment.
Renders treatment of sick or injured animals as directed by the Veterinarian.
Administers prescribed medication as directed by the veterinarian.
Observes the behavior and condition of animals, monitors their clinical symptoms and reports findings to the veterinarian.
Performs preliminary examinations of animals to determine symptoms of disease or injury, and reports findings to the Veterinarian.
Establishes and maintains essential records and files.
Assists veterinarians during exams or surgical procedures.
Provides assistance with animal euthanasia and the authorized disposal of remains.
Performs laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.
Prepares and administers medications, vaccines, serums, or other treatment, as prescribed by the veterinarian.
Works to ensure the general health and welfare of sheltered animals by providing guidance and training to staff and volunteers.
Provide emergency medical veterinary care that is limited care which is necessary as a first aid measure to minimize pain and suffering and stabilize the condition of the animal under the care and custody of BCAS.
Performs other duties as necessary which are related to or logically associated with this position.
The Burlington County Health Department (BCHD) protects and improves the health and well-being of your community, as well as the environmental resources upon which we all depend. The Health Department contracts with all 40 local Boards of Health in Burlington County, New Jersey to provide residents, businesses, and visitors a variety of health related programs and services.