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Veterinary technician 

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a full-time Veterinary Technician to help ensure and maintain the proper, necessary and appropriate care of pre-surgical, surgical and post-surgical animals in the ownership or custody of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Works closely with the Shelter Manager and the Animal Care Technicians to ensure the physical and mental health of Humane Society animals
  • Assists veterinarians with spay/neuter surgeries (animal preparation, clinc preparations, etc.) and oversees proper utilization of clinic
  • Orders necessary surgical supplies (i.e. pharmaceuticals, surgical, etc.)
  • Maintains a high standard of overall animal care
  • Assesses animals for surgery and possible placement
  • Performs euthanasia when required and disposal of animals in proper manner
  • Maintains proper identifaction on animals during veterinary interactions
  • Keeps surgical suite area clean and tidy
  • Schedules veterinarians for animal spay/neuter surgery appointments and (in-house, foster, neighborhood, etc.) outside veterinary appointments for sick/injured animals as needed
  • Maintains inventory for drugs and supplies as related to the veterinary clinic
  • Works closely with the Shelter Manager to implement client, staff or volunteer training classes (e.g. puppy training classes)
  • Attends various board committee meetings including but not limited to the veterinary committee
  • Assists in scheduling sharps containers, Weiler Welding O2, etc. as related to veterinary clinic needs
  • Trains, encourages, motivates and provides positive guidance to volunteers for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton
  • Represents the Humane Society as a professional
  • Decision making regarding animal medical care in the absence of the veterinarian
  • May be called upon to perform other HSGD tasks including, but not limited to the following: picking up injured cats, cleaning cat or dog areas, cleaning areas of the building, data entry, mailing items, ordering items, taking animal pictures, describing animals, etc. 

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Veterinary Technician (LVT or RVT) with current state license
  • Extensive knowledge of animals, proper care of animals and diseases of dogs and cats
  • Succinct communication skills both verbal and written, ability to organize thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner
  • Ability to use animal-related equipment such as snares, poles, nets, traps, needles, syringes, microscope, autoclave, anesthesia machine and ultrasonic instrument cleaner
  • Familarity with medical techniques including, but not limited to, taking blood, fecal flotation, basic stains, administering medication (oral and percutaneous), placement of IV catheters/endotracheal tubes, and basic CPR
  • Basic calculations such as proper dosage of a medications per lb and kg and basic dilution/concentration calculations
  • Euthanasia certification

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Mackenzie Phillips at mphillips@hsdayton.org

 


 

Volunteer Coordinator

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a full-time Volunteer Coordinator to help develop and grow several Humane Society of Greater Dayton programs for the Montgomery County community including, but not limited to, the Volunteer Program, Offsite Program, Educational Program and Community Events. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Oversees Humane Society of Greater Dayton programs including but not limited to the Volunteer Program, Offsite Program, educational programs, Community Events, etc.
  • Provides guidance and leadership to the Humane Society including administrators, staff, and volunteers.
  • Develops/implements new programs that promote mission and vision of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
  • Organizes, writes and implements policies and procedures as they relate to volunteer & community programs.
  • Oversees activities and responsibilities of the offsite Event Coordinator
  • Performs performance appraisals and evaluations for Events Coordinators.
  • Presents educational materials on animals and HSGD programs to schools, businesses and community groups, etc.
  • Key liaison between HSGD and Friends of the Humane Society (FOHS). Attends FOHS meetings as requested.
  • Interacts with media, television, and radio as needed promote community programs as they relate to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton with the approval of CEO.
  • Prepares schedule for HSGD presence in the community.
  • Works with staff, board and volunteers to develop, organize and facilitate various programs, events, etc.
  • Creates educational material on animals and HSGD community programs for grade school children, senior citizens, and targeted groups.
  • Interact frequently with local businesses, organizations and individuals to establish and develop contacts and community relationships that will benefit the HSGD with community programs.
  • Oversees community service personnel if necessary.
  • Performs euthanasia when required (if euthanasia certified).
  • Attends board committee meetings as needed.
  • Represents the Humane Society as a Professional.
  • May be called upon to perform other HSGD tasks including but not limited to the following: picking up injured cats, cleaning cat or dog areas, cleaning areas of the building, data entry, mailing itmes, ordering items, taking animal pictures, describing animals, microchipping, vaccinations, etc.
  • Advises and oversees the promotion of the Humane Society (i.e. speaking at rotary meetings, churches, etc.) to actively recruit volunteers.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 to 5 years experience in performing development activities, including grant writing experience and knowledge
  • Succinct communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to organize thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner
  • Word processing and knowledge of other Microsoft software
  • Experience and ability to use office equipment

 

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Mackenzie Phillips at mphillips@hsdayton.org.


Animal Care Technician

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is currently looking for a part-time Animal Care Technician to provide humane care, food, water, shelter, veterinary directed care, exercise, socialization, grooming or humane euthanasia for the animals at our shelter. 

Essential Functions:

  • Takes care of all animals in the building: cleaning, feeding, grooming, training, socializing, exercising etc.
  • Administers certain medications & vaccinations (with veterinary approval only) and checks for illness.
  • Keeps animal files up-to-date.
  • Makes sure all animals are vaccinated and ready for adoption in a timely manner (i.e. vaccinated, wormed, blood tests).
  • Evaluates the animal’s health and temperament and updates the Animal Care Administrator on a daily basis. 
  • Assists with veterinary checks.
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization in animal rooms, back hallway, food preparation room, outside kennel runs and other assigned areas of the building.
  • Performs euthanasia when certified or assists in euthanasia by holding an animal. 
  • Launders and washes bowls, litter pans, towels, animal beds, carriers, etc.
  • Socializes with the animals and gives the animals love and affection.
  • Trains, encourages, motivates and provides positive guidance to volunteers for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
  • Represents the Humane Society as a professional.

May be called upon to perform other HSGD tasks including but not limited to the following: picking up injured cats, cleaning cat or dog areas, cleaning areas of the building, data entry, mailing items, ordering items, taking animal pictures, describing animals, etc.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Basic knowledge of animals, proper care of animals, husbandry, and disease of dogs and cats
  • Succinct communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to organize thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner
  • Ability to use animal equipment, such as snares, poles, nets, medications, traps, needles and syringes
  • Euthanasia classes will be provided for kennel technicians who do not have euthanasia certification. 

Position Schedule

  • Hours for this position are Fridays from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Mackenzie Phillips at mphillips@hsdayton.org.

 

 

 


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Updated September 2016