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Veterinary Assistant / Technician

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Iowa Humane Alliance is a mission driven, non-profit organization that focuses on high-quality, low-cost, high-volume spay and neuter surgeries.  Our clinic is located in Cedar Rapids and is the first clinic of its kind in Iowa. We routinely accomplish our primary goal of performing 35-45 surgeries per day and have spayed or neutered over 30,000 animals in the last 4 ½ years.
We are an ambitious team that prides ourselves in providing top-notch care in an efficient manner throughout a bustling workday. If you enjoy a quick paced routine and want a rewarding career, then Iowa Humane Alliance is the place for you.
We are hoping to fill a position on our medical team and would consider full or part-time availability. We prefer that this applicant have a degree but will take practical experience and work history into consideration.  Candidates should possess the following abilities and experience:
  • Knowledge of animal behavior and practical experience with feral cats, fractious dogs, and restraining pet animals for exams.
  • Familiar with vaccine protocols and can administer an injection.
  • Ability to monitor patients during surgical preparation, surgery and recovery.
  • Preparation of patients for surgery.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of the holding cages and clinic area.
  • Scrubbing instruments and preparing surgical packs to be autoclaved.
  • Excellent communication skills, ranging from in person to via phone or email. Interacting with clients, staff members, veterinarians, and representatives from other humane organizations.
  • Attention to detail, which involves, maintaining an accurate drug log, documenting information on medical records, and preparing drugs for surgical patients.
Iowa Humane Alliance offers a competitive wage with full-time benefits including: 5 paid holidays, 1 week of paid vacation, and a week of paid time off which increases with longevity, and an individual retirement account. Health and dental insurance is also available with Iowa Humane Alliance contributing a monthly stipend. We offer tuition reimbursement and encourage our staff members to attend training for individual growth and development as well as team building opportunities.
Iowa Humane Alliance takes a nonjudgmental approach when networking with animal welfare organizations, municipal shelters, rescues, and private individuals. This, along with practicing our core values every day, has made Iowa Humane Alliance a successful and quickly growing organization. We provide stellar customer service and superb patient care every step of the way. Please contact us if you would like a rewarding position with an awesome team. 

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Veterinary Assistant/Technician

Iowa Humane Alliance

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Posted 08/29/17

Job ID: 61836