7929 Michigan Road
Adoption Lobby Hours
Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday 1pm - 7pm
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Major Holidays Closed
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IndyHumane has a position open for a Veterinary Technician. Position interacts with adoption counselors, animal care techs/kennel cleaners, behavior staff, and the public surrendering animals. It is fast-paced and can be a little hectic when multiple, urgent things occur simultaneously. We are seeking a candidate who can go with the flow and be flexible. IndyHumane does not put animals down for space or time ever. We have a full surgical suite, an x-ray room including dental x-ray, isolation rooms, free-roaming cat adoptions, and destress rooms (three with an outdoor patio). We have wooded dog walking trails, yards for volunteers, a grooming room, a canine enrichment suite, a public dog park, and a public vaccine clinic.
Major Responsibilities of the position would include:
Ensuring that animals arriving at the shelter receive a thorough initial exam and that vaccination protocols are followed consistently.
Daily, thorough cleaning of screening/intake room and occasional assistance with cleaning of cages in other areas.
Monitoring the health of the animals upon arrival and alerting the veterinarian of any urgent care needs.
Assisting with medicating animals in the shelter as directed.
Assisting with euthanasia as needed.
Creating and maintaining detailed computer records for each animal that is handled.
Prepping animals for surgery days. Possibly assisting in surgery.
Reviewing charts to see what animals need daily related to their care and movement through the adoption system.
Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
Stocking supplies and sorting donations.
Performing fecals, doing UAs, drawing blood, administering vaccines, inserting microchips, restraining animals.
Specific Job Skills:
Must have 2+ years of prior experience working in a veterinary clinic or animal shelter.
Experience in caring for and handling animals in a safe, effective and humane manner, cats as well as large and possibly untrained dogs.
Familiarity with symptoms of diseases common to dogs and cats.
Comfortable with web-based programs, knowledge of Petpoint a plus.
Knowledge of preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic veterinary treatment of domestic animals.
Strong animal handling skills and knowledge of animal behavior.
Good interpersonal, communication, and time management skills essential.
Affection for animals, concern for their welfare, and a willingness to accommodate animals in the work place.
Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
Able to work in the busy, demanding environment of a shelter.
Ability to read, write, and understand English required.
Ability to identify problems or patient conditions (medical and behavioral) that need to be brought to the attention of the immediate supervisor or the veterinary technician.
Treat people and animals with respect; contribute to effective teamwork; and foster public relations beneficial to the shelter and its programs.
Familiarity with animals; knowledge of animal behavior or experience volunteering or working with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement or other animal welfare agency is a plus.
The Center at 456 N. Holmes Avenue offers low-cost vaccines, flea and tick control, deworming, heartworm preventative, nail trimming and microchipping.
Monday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.