Takes radiographs of animal and develops radiographic film.
Prepares and administers medications on medical orders prepared by the veterinarian.
Assists with anesthesia under the on-site supervision of the veterinarian.
Assists in surgical procedures and other medical procedures in the physical presence of the veterinarian.
Maintains complete, accurate and up-to-date animal health records, necropsy reports, anesthetic records and controlled substance records.
Assists in establishing a procedure for inventory control in the clinic.
Instructs animal keepers as to proper administration of medication and in the collection of fecal and urine samples.
Maintains the animal clinic in an orderly, antiseptic and neat fashion.
Sterilizes syringes, needles, surgical instruments and equipment as mandated by standard medical guidelines.
Maintains inventory, and orders and stocks supplies and equipment for the veterinary clinic.
Maintains daily telephone communication regarding new and/or on-going cases and medications with a member of veterinary staff.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of veterinary medical procedures and medical terminology.
Working knowledge of anesthesia and surgical techniques; medicines, vaccines, vitamin supplements and anthelmintics.
Working knowledge of animal anatomy.
Working knowledge of operating equipment used in veterinary science.
Working knowledge of radiographic equipment, proper machine settings and developing procedures and the techniques and procedures of positioning animals.
Working knowledge of species' specific parasites, medications and vaccines.
Skill in handling zoo animals, both large and small species.
Skill in observing animals to determine behavioral or health problems.
Ability to set up and maintain a comprehensive filing and cataloging system for animal health records.
Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions.
Ability to maintain good communication with veterinary staff
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Note: These qualifications are mandated by Article 135 of Title 8 of the New York State Education Law, Section 6708, 6709 and 6711.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT: Eligibility for and continued possession of the license and registration must be maintained throughout employment.