Would you like to be part of a team that puts care and compassion into practice? The Franklin County Dog Shelter is a state-of-the art facility in Columbus, Ohio with an average annual intake of over 9,000 dogs. This position will work closely with medical staff caring for stray and lost dogs, as well as dogs available for adoption. In addition to the daily routine, this position may be involved in emergency care, and should be available to work a combination of mornings, evenings, weekends, and some holidays. Applicants should be prepared for a high-paced, energetic work environment and be comfortable supporting dogs with medical and behavioral issues.
No two days are the same at the Franklin County Dog Shelter. This position assesses and evaluates animals and participate in performing clinical processes per agency’s established procedures. Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT) answer inquiries regarding medical or behavioral problems with staff, volunteers, and the general public. They schedule appointments for the animals and prepare the clinic processing room for daily activities. They retrieve records and medical histories. Per ORC 4741.01 (G), RVTs oversee and monitor the assignments of veterinary assistants, prepare surgery area for animals, and verify appropriate information. RVTs prepare drugs and animals for surgical procedures, monitor the vital signs of animals, maintain surgical drug logs, and prepare post-operational surgical instructions. They perform follow-ups, maintain surgical instruments, assist in tracking and ordering of supplies, and monitor and report shelter and sanitary issues to the Assistant Director.
This position requires regular and predictable attendance with applicants supporting adoption promotional events, dog walking, and dog care as needed.