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By joining our team, you could work for Oklahoma’s largest animal welfare nonprofit and save animal lives right in your community. We are a hardworking, mission-focused group of individuals who are working to see a day when every adoptable animal finds a home. If you want to help us with that mission and work with animals here in Oklahoma City, then you might be a fit for our team.

The Central Oklahoma Humane Society continually accepts job applications. Your application will be considered active for 60 days. If a suitable opening has not occurred during that time period, and you remain interested in employment with us, it will be necessary for you to reapply. You can browse our available jobs and careers below. Thank you for your interest!

  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
    Department In House Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Staff Veterinarian
    Status Exempt

    Purpose of Position:
    The RVT is the Veterinarian’s primary medical support.

    Duties & Responsibilities:
    In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:
    • Collecting and maintaining accurate animal records.
    • Administering medications, vaccinations and treatments.
    • Observing animals for changes in behavior and condition.
    • Reviewing appointment schedule and planning accordingly.
    • Recognizing potentially contagious disease and follow procedure accordingly.
    • Properly calculate medication volumes and dose administration.
    • Performing laboratory, treatment and surgical inventory and maintenance.
    • Ensuring working areas are properly cleaned and stocked.
    • Communicating with Animal Adopters and Foster Parents.
    • Assist in developing and maintaining hospital protocols.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Skill Set:
    • Accurate gross and microscopic identification of ecto- and endoparasites.
    • Collect urine by cystocentesis or sterile catheterization and perform urinalysis.
    • Perform venipuncture and collect samples for and perform hematologic analysis.
    • Sample collection using aseptic technique and prepare samples for laboratory submission.
    • Restraint of small animals.
    • Perform a full physical exam on a small animal patient, identify problems, and accurately report findings to Veterinarian in Charge and in medical record.
    • Administer medications by PO, SQ, IM, and IV routes.
    • Perform dental prophylaxis.
    • Basic wound care.
    • Properly position a small animal for radiographs and obtain and develop diagnostic films.

    • Properly place intravenous catheters and calculate fluid drip rates. Maintain catheter and fluid administration through use of an IV pump, syringe pump, or free drip.
    • Provide nursing care to ICU patients.
    • Calculate and administer anesthetic agents.
    • Administer and maintain gas anesthesia and anesthetic equipment.
    • Endotracheal intubation.
    • Recognize and respond to anesthetic complications and/or emergencies.
    • Prepare surgical sites using aseptic technique.
    • Run and maintain autoclave.
    • Provide post-operative care and pain management.
    • Set up and maintain isolation areas using proper protocol.

    Job Requirements:
    • Must enjoy working with animals even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.
    • Must be able to calmly and safely restrain animals who may struggle, scratch or try to bite.
    • Must be able to make independent, common-sense decisions.
    • Must possess exceptional problem solving skills.
    • Must be proficient at multi-tasking and comfortable in a fast-paced work environment.

    Qualifications:
    Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and State Veterinary Technician Exam (SVTE).

    Physical Requirements:
    Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and/or outdoors.

    • Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours.

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