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Vet Tech

Hiring Organization:
Fauna Foundation

Date Posted:
2018-07-16

Position Description:
Full time 37.5 hours per week. Variable work schedule includes weekends

Organizational Mission
Fauna Foundation is a sanctuary for chimpanzees, monkeys, and farm animals. Fauna Foundation is the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Canada. Fauna?s mission includes sanctuary, education, and conservation. The sanctuary is located on about 200 acres about 20 minutes south of Montreal in Carignan, Quebec.

Overview:
The Vet Technician position is responsible for the physical and medical well-being of the residents at Fauna Sanctuary. This is a full time 37.5 hour a week position with a variable schedule that could include some weekends and holidays.

The tech is expected to be able to identify all of the chimpanzees by sight, have a strong understanding of chimpanzee behavior, and develop a relationship with all the residents. The tech is expected to act as positive ambassadors for chimpanzees to the public, volunteers, interns, and other individuals at the sanctuary. The tech must have high level of observational skills, judgment and intuition, a compassionate approach to serving others, be cheerful, optimistic, and a problem solver and demonstrate written and spoken English fluency

Responsibilities:
The following is a list of the essential functions of this position. This list is intended to be representative of the tasks performed with the position description but is not limited to it.
? Prepare and administer medications daily
? Record-keeping and data entry of residents? health
? Inventory and order medications for the clinic
? Work closely with our Veterinarian team.
? Weekly rounds of all the nonhuman residents.
? Knowledge of monkey, chimpanzees, large farm animal, and dog behavior and husbandry
? Medical procedures and observation of large and small farm animals including (but not limited to) anesthetizing monkeys, chimpanzees blood draws, suturing, surgery prep and bandaging
? Maintains animal records by documenting animal conditions, reactions, and changes; updating database.
? Maintains equipment by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining equipment supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
? Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
? Cares for animals by taking vital signs; collecting samples; administering medications, drugs, and vaccines; bandaging and wrapping wounds; performing hydrotherapy, physical and inhalation therapies.
? Clean enclosures and living areas.
? Serve some meals
? Positive Reinforcement Training for cooperation with medical procedures.
? Train staff in procedures such as dart gun, or injection.
? Occasional surgery assistance in small animal vet clinic.
? Becoming part of the sanctuary team, willing to help other care staff and departments as needed.
? Monitoring the safety of co-workers, residents, volunteer, interns and immediately alerting others to unsafe situations or condition.
? Familiarity with Emergency Response codes and protocols and radio use.
? Participating in teams meetings, staff meetings, staff training and educational sessions, and emergency response drills.
? Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience:
Education:
? DEC in Animal Health Technology or comparable degree is required.
? Complete fluency in English and French is required.
? Experience working as a vet tech is required.
? Experience working with nonhuman primates is preferred.
? Canadian citizen or current work permit

Salary/funding:
18.00-20.00 CAD per hour

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
none

Application Deadline:
Aug 15, 2018

Contact Information:
Mary Lee Jensvold
3802 Ch. Bellerive
Carignan, QC J3L 3P9
Canada

Telephone Number:
450-658-1844

Fax Number:
450-658-2202

Website:
http://www.faunafoundation.org

E-mail Address:
jensvold@faunafoundation.org

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