Part-time position: Tuesday - Friday (32 hours per week)
Position Summary: Ten Lives Club Vet Clinic provides spay/neuter & medical care to TLC residents, fosters & newly adopted sick cats. This position will work closely with our veterinarians, and other staff and volunteers. This position allows you to develop skills in shelter veterinary medicine, high volume spay/neuter clinics & emergency medicine.
Be professional to volunteers, new adopters, Veterinary staff, Management and other TLC departments regarding the health of TLC residents, fosters & post adopters.
Maintain the ability to follow policies and procedures set by the Feline Coordinator, Veterinarian staff, Shelter Manager, President & Founder.
Maintain appropriate standard of care protocols: clean housing, fresh food, fresh water, clean litter box, new bedding.
Have a working knowledge of general medical terminology, transcription and data entry.
Veterinary Technician Responsibilities:
Perform proper medical restraint techniques for cats & kittens.
Have sound mathematical knowledge of Veterinary Technician medicine in order to properly dose medications and or fluids.
Have general medical skills associated with triage, emergencies, hospitalized patients (follow and maintain a hospitalized cat’s treatment sheet), anticipate changes in cat’s status, and common/specialized diagnostic procedures.
Have general surgical skills associated with anesthesia and surgical procedures: instruments, sterile technique, surgical induction/recovery, and monitoring, specialized equipment.
Perform high volume spay/neuter, intubation, phlebotomy, fecal samples and lab work.
Administer medication according to Veterinarian care plans for sick cats.
Ability to perform solely or in conjunction with a Veterinarian special procedures
Ability to work independently with Veterinarian approval to give and update vaccines
Foster Care Co-Coordinator Responsibilities:
Work closely with Feline Coordinator to recruit, train, mentor new foster homes
Serve as primary contact for foster volunteers regarding vetting appointments, medical emergencies, foster requests, and miscellaneous fostering needs in a timely manner.
Facilitate movement of shelter cats into foster care & vetting appointments, utilizing foster volunteers.
Update Feline Coordinator, Vet Team about movement of cats in and out of Foster. Keep database current on cat locations
Keep all staff up to date on changes to foster programs
Provide fosters with new supplies and plenty of support along the way
Keep all foster materials and programs up to date, and provide appropriate orientation materials, manuals, and handouts to all foster volunteers
Follow up with long-term fosters regularly to ensure their satisfaction and compliance with our foster programs and service
Assist in managing the TLC Foster Network Facebook page
Perform other duties as assigned or requested in regards to the cats and the success of the cat program
We are a nonsmoking facility, therefore, no smoking allowed on property, have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation.
We offer flexible schedule, competitive wages, paid lunch and 6 (six) paid holidays. Salary is commensurate with experience, between $16-$19.00.
We are an EOE
If you are looking for a career in animal welfare and want to make a difference, we want you!
Skills and Experience:
Must have a valid NYS Veterinarian Technician license.
Prior experience working in a Veterinary clinic.
Demonstrates personal accountability to ensure that all responsibilities are completed effectively and in a timely manner.
Demonstrates approachability when dealing with the general public. Experience in interacting with the general public (customer service) preferred.
Demonstrates ability to create and encourage a positive work environment.
Strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills, i.e., ability to develop positive relationships with others and demonstrate sensitivity to the thoughts, feelings and perspectives of others.
Accurate, appropriate, clear and concise written and verbal communication skills. Strong listening skills.
Experience with or ability to learn Microsoft Word and Excel, google calendar, docs and email and ADP time clock.
Able and willing to professionally advocate TLC and the TLC Medical team position on issues.
Willing to work on weekends/holidays/varying shift times if needed.
Must want to work to further your own learning by asking questions and doing personal research.
Ability to lift and handle animals of varying sizes of cats and kittens, bending, stooping, and walking on a daily basis.
Must be able to perform strenuous manual labor. Ability to stand for long periods of time while performing work requiring concentration and manual dexterity.
MUST HAVE VALID New York State Veterinary Technician license
Additional Salary Information: Pay range of $16-19
About Ten Lives Club
Ten Lives Club is a registered 501(c)3 non-kill, non-profit cat adoption group devoted to reducing the number of cats euthanized each year due to overpopulation and lack of space in shelters. Since our creation in 2001, TLC has saved the lives of or assisted over 35,000 cats through rescue, adoption, spay/neuter services or feral feeding assistance. We operate out of our main shelter located in Blasdell, NY and with the help of foster homes. Our adoptable cats can be found at our main shelter as well as over a dozen satellite locations, including the Eastern Hills Mall in Williamsville, NY.
We rely solely on donations and constant fundraising to assist the hundreds of cats and kittens that pass through our care each year. Over 300 volunteers help to make our organization operate on a daily basis, helping in areas such as cleaning, adoptions, and fundraising. In addition, we have a small paid staff to care for the cats at our main shelter facility, including our own on-site Veterinary Staff.