Assists with medical program at the veterinary hospital to ensure excellent animal health services.
This position is anticipated to begin August, 2021
Provides daily medical care including but not limited to assisting in medical procedures, administering medications, and feeding and cleaning animals under veterinary care.
Collects and processes medical samples for diagnostic testing and banking for future use.
Frequently provides laboratory analyses including hematology, chemistry, parasitology and other clinical pathological procedures; insures quality control of laboratory results; maintains the diagnostic equipment in calibrated working order; maintains the laboratory in a clean, professional state.
Submits pathology samples to laboratory, and distributes other biological samples to researchers, museums and universities.
Performs maintenance of inventory of required surgical, medical, pharmacological and office supplies.
Performs maintenance, cleanliness and sterility of hospital facilities and equipment.
Maintains cooperative working relationship with animal care department in order to provide superior medical care for the collection.
Constantly strives to further the mission of the organization and avidly supports the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay, Safari Golf Club and The Wilds.
Implements sustainable practices in daily tasks whenever possible.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and graduation from an accredited Veterinary Technology Program or equivalent combination of training/experience required.
Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) certification by the state of Ohio veterinary medical board required.
Knowledge of exotic animals and their medicine strongly desired.
Experience in working in a zoo environment desired.
Experience in working with non-mammals desired.
Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing required.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays required.
Ability to plan and organize work in an efficient and cost-effective manner and without direct supervision required.
Ability to provide excellent guest service by positively interacting with guests and upholding the Make it G.R.E.A.T. standards required.
Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with all Zoo team members and contacts regarding company business required.
Ability to adhere to standard operating procedures including but not limited to safety protocols required.
Proof of negative TB screening prior to placement and annually thereafter required.
Possession of a valid Ohio motor vehicle operator’s license and a good driving record required.
Ability to adhere to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s drug-free workplace policy including but not limited to pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and follow-up treatment required.
Ability to successfully complete a criminal history background check annually required.