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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:W5406

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

NATURE OF WORK

This is specialized technical work in the care and treatment of animals in an animal control program.

Work involves administering limited medical care to impounded animals, as well as feeding, handling and custodial care.

Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed through conferences, written reports, and observation of results obtained.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Performs emergency treatment upon sick and injured animals and administers follow-up treatment as advised by veterinarian.

Performs routine medical procedures upon adopted, incoming, and redeemed animals; administers oral and injectable medications; checks temperature; uses a microscope and other diagnostic equipment for the purpose of identifying parasitic conditions and diseases.

Performs pre-surgical exams, and assists veterinarian during surgery.

Operates an autoclave or cold sterilization apparatus.

Operates tattoo machine to permanently identify animals.

Cleans and prepares surgery room for the performance of surgical procedures.

Cleans and disinfects kennels and cages in order to provide a suitable environment for the animals; makes routine inspections of animals and their cages for their health, welfare, safety, and cleanliness.

Cares for and feeds impounded animals.

Maintains records on animals noting all actions taken.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Some knowledge of local laws pertaining to animals.

Some knowledge of the remedial and custodial care of animals.

Ability to handle or restrain large and sometimes dangerous animals.

Ability to comprehend and follow instructions, both orally and in writing.

Sufficient physical strength and ability to perform tasks assigned.

Ability to operate simple laboratory testing equipment.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school, experience in the care and treatment of animals; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: White Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Work Locations: Animal Control
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E1/91


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