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  • Veterinarian 

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

Thank you for your interest in starting a career in animal welfare & helping us save lives! Are you ready to combine your passion for animals with a purposeful career? The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare is looking for hard-working, compassionate, people-friendly, animal lovers to join our team!

Veterinarian

The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare is seeking a part-time or full-time Veterinarian to join our team. We are a well-respected 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a veterinary clinic, animal rescue and thrift store servicing the needs of our community. We offer veterinarians a purpose-driven practice saving lives and making a difference in our community, one animal at a time. We are looking for enthusiastic, compassionate individuals that practice excellent medicine, surgical, communication, and customer service skills to become a part of the SPCA family. The SPCA Albrecht Center's Veterinary Care Center is a full-service clinic providing medical care to shelter pets, as well as being open to the public. We are a Humane Alliance certified high quality, high volume spay/neuter clinic operating inside a limited admission, non-profit animal shelter with an intake of approximately 1,300 shelter pets per year. Our facility is fully equipped with new diagnostic tools such as digital x-ray, ultrasound, and dental equipment. We are under new management with a director who is open to "thinking outside the box" and will consider alternative scheduling if you prefer only doing surgeries or only doing wellness visits. Let's talk!

Location: Aiken, SC is bustling with life and activities, yet still maintains its Southern charm with is tree-lined streets, lush gardens, equestrian influence and restored Winter Colony homes. Aiken is a true southern gem, combining a warm, friendly, southern atmosphere with a sophistication and charm. Aiken was just voted a Top 10 Best Small Town according to Southern Living Magazine. Aiken was also voted a Top 10 Best Place for Pet Lovers. Aiken is known for its cultural opportunities, such as the Performing Arts center, symphony, outdoor concerts, and its outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, marathons, hunting, parks, the Augusta area Riverwalk on the Savannah River, and 2,200 acre Hitchcock Woods adjacent to downtown historic Aiken. Aiken is centrally located offering many options for day trips and exploring. Surrounding larger cities within a short drive are Atlanta, Ga, Charlotte, NC, the state capitol Columbia, SC, the beaches of Hilton Head, SC or historic Charleston, SC or Savannah, GA.

 

Compensation & other benefits: Full-time salary for experienced vet up to $150,000. For veterinarians with 5 years or less experience, starting salary of $105,000. Salary based upon experience. Signing bonus and moving expenses offered. An advantage of working for a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is that you may qualify for student loan forgiveness. Additional benefits include pretax health insurance allowance, annual CE allowance, all licenses and most dues are paid, employee discount and paid time off.

Job Requirements:

Perform spay/neuter surgeries and consult with clients.

Provide wellness and medical care to publicly owned animals.

Provide appropriate chart maintenance for all cases.

Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians.

Actively promote spay/neuter and adoption and educate clients on responsible pet ownership.

Represent the organization in a professional and courteous manner at all times.

Provide emergency advice and possible care for shelter animals after hours on a rotating basis.

Mentoring and supervision of veterinary team, including externship students.

Other duties as assigned.

Manage veterinary care for all shelter animals.

Work Schedule: 4.5 to 5 days per week, Tuesday – Saturday. Flexible work schedule and/or rotating weekends off can be considered. On-call hours on a rotating basis.

Qualifications: DVM licensure or equivalent for SC.


Please email cover letter and resume to Susan Gainey, Executive Director, at susan@letlovelive.org.

Licensed Vet Technician

We are seeking a qualified and experienced Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our team of veterinary team.

 

Full-time or part-time positions available. Full-time benefits include a Health Care reimbursement plan, paid holidays, paid time off, C.E. and license fees paid; discounts on veterinary care and in our Thrift Store. We are open Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated person who is able to prioritize tasks, work well with a team, move quickly and handle a fast-paced working environment while demonstrating excellent customer service to our clients.

Reports to (Title): Practice Manager, Veterinarians and Executive Director

Job Summary: The technician is responsible for client and patient care, some administration duties, and for assisting Veterinarians.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare records and client/patient files

  • Communicate with clients

  • Present invoices, receive payments, and prepare estimates

  • Dispense medications and supplies

  • Properly invoice supplies

  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Technician Duties:

  • Review vaccination records and prepare vaccines according to vaccine protocol

  • Assist Veterinarian in medical procedures using proper and safe restraint; know how to restrain fractious patients safely and humanely

  • Assist Veterinarian in surgical procedures using proper aseptic technique

  • Maintain and use medical equipment such as IDEXX CBC, Chemistry, U/A and autoclave

  • Perform routine laboratory procedures such as fecal exams, cytologies and analyses in hematology, microbiology, urinalysis and serology

  • Prepare samples for outside laboratory analysis

  • Induce anesthesia and intubate patient

  • Monitor patients under anesthesia

  • Administer treatments and injections following the instructions of a doctor or a treatment form

  • Initiate emergency procedures

  • Maintain controlled drug, anesthesia, fecal, and heartworm test logs

  • Take and process digital radiographs

  • Take vital signs of animals including temperature, pulse, and respiration

  • Perform dental cleanings

  • Perform and analyze skin and ear cytology’s

  • Perform catheterization – urinary and venous

  • Complete ear cleanings and nail trims

  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Certified, Licensed Veterinary Technician with good client communication.

  • Must effectively be able to read, speak, and write in English.

  • Must have basic computer literacy skills and be able to handle multiple unrelated tasks simultaneously while working in a busy environment.

  • Must be proficient, or willing and able to master the skills of clinic software.

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds work on feet all day and write legibly.

  • Must be customer service oriented and friendly.

  • Must be able to administer injections, perform venipuncture, take vital signs of animal, and properly restrain animals, including fractious animals, for examination and treatment.

  • Technician must be able to give treatments, medications, intravenously, orally, and subcutaneously.

 

Work Environment: Small animal hospital, high level of client interaction, exposure to x-rays and anesthetic gases with proper protective measures. Potential for exposure to zoonotic diseases and possible hazardous materials.

 

Compensation & other benefits: Full time starting at $20/hour with bonuses. Salary based upon experience. Signing bonus and moving expenses offered. An advantage of working for a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is that you may qualify for student loan forgiveness. Additional benefits include pretax health insurance allowance, continuing education allowance, employee discount and paid time off.​

License/Certification:

  • Veterinary Technician Certification (Required)

Please email cover letter and resume to Susan Gainey, Executive Director, at susan@letlovelive.org.

* This job description does not state or imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees are required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform job-related duties as assigned or requested by their supervisor.