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VET TECH

Requisition Number:  3985
Location: 

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The Project:

The project is one of the largest outsourced medical facilities in support of the Department of Defense located on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. Intl SOS is the medical subcontractor under DynCorp International. The scenic chains of Islands are a strategic defense location equidistant from Hawaii, Australia and the Philippines. On Kwajalein, Intl SOS operates a 13 bed, Critical Access Hospital plus a dental clinic, a veterinary clinic, and is responsible for food service safety. Kwajalein is a 6.5 square mile Island where bikes are the primary mode of transportation. Residents enjoy premier scuba diving including access to historical wreckage from WWII, fishing, and quiet beaches. While there is no cell service, data apps work well when using Wi-Fi. Kwajalein is a close knit community of 1500 military personnel, army civilians, contractors and family members.

Description

The Veterinary Technician is responsible for assisting in the care of animals and providing veterinary services, such as animal wellness exams, vaccinations, health screenings, health certificates, minor surgical procedures, treatment and other authorized procedures.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Examine Privately Owned Animals (POA), wild or other animals maintained on, or introduced onto military installations, and advise on control and handling.
  • Perform laboratory and diagnostic procedures such as routine hematological tests, urinalysis, fecal and heartworm tests.
  • Perform routine daily tasks, such as feeding, weighing, and taking the temperature of animals.
  • Prepare and administer medications, vaccines, serums, and treatments.
  • Maintain and inventory of supplies for clinic operations.
  • Perform routine dental cleanings on animals.
  • Obtain radiographs of animals with knowledge of proper positioning and techniques.
  • Care for and monitor the condition of animals recovering from surgery.
  • Perform laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces, such as urinalyses and blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.
  • Ensure all cats and dogs are microchipped and manage the microchip program Collect, prepare, and label samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination.
  • Maintain clean and sterile equipment, examination rooms, treatment areas, kennels and cages.
  • Fill prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers.
  • Maintain veterinary records.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Experience Required:
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a Veterinary Technician
Education Required:
Other Special Qualifications:
  • On call requirements as part of a rotation
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a clearance to drive company vehicles
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English to effectively communicate
  • This position is unaccompanied.
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card is required. 
  • US DOD NACI clearance or the ability to obtain one is required.
  • Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll.
  • A valid passport is required and must be in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll.

International SOS Government Medical Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

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The incumbent may be required to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented in this job description. This job description is subject to regular review.