Are you looking for an opportunity to change the world, one animal at a time? Our Licensed Vet Techs provide exceptional veterinary medical care to our clients, while making a difference for the animals and families within our communities. Our clinics offer full-service veterinary care using state of the art equipment, including ultrasound, high speed dental, digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray and cautery.
The Licensed Vet Tech provides veterinarians with direct support through various technical and nursing skills including administering and monitoring anesthesia, treating out patient and hospitalized animals as well as performing dentals, laboratory tests, and radiographs. The vet tech assists the public in all aspects of Michigan Humane programs, including educating the public about animal welfare and helping them make appropriate decisions regarding care for their animals.
We have LVT opportunities at our clinics and shelters in Howell, Detroit, and Westland!
Escort patient to exam room and get full history from owner. Educate clients, discuss preventive care (vaccine, heartworm/parasite testing & prevention), discuss treatment cost and review doctor instructions. Fill and properly label prescriptions.
Triage ill and injured animals and be able to respond in emergency situations.
Place microchips, administer vaccines, and administer controlled substances under veterinary supervision ensuring to keep an accurate log of said drugs as required.
Perform cytology such as ear and skin tests; examine fecal samples for parasites; perform heartworm tests.
Assists in medical, surgical and dental procedures; prepares patients for surgery; assists the doctor in administering anesthesia; monitors patients during surgery and recovery; administers fluids; logs controlled substances; completes surgical paperwork.
Place intravenous catheters, administer and monitor fluid administration, and phlebotomy.
Perform routine procedures such as nail trims, ear cleaning and anal glands.
Identify animals body language and their pain scale
Miscellaneous duties including general housekeeping and cleaning of kennels, answering phones, maintain medical supply stock and other general animal husbandry duties as needed.
Assist veterinarians perform humane euthanasia when required,
Previous training and experience in veterinary field
Must be licensed by the State of Michigan in veterinary technology.
Must be educated in microscopy and radiation safety standards
About Michigan Humane
The Michigan Humane Society, founded in 1877, is the oldest and largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in the state. Each year, MHS achieves 100 percent adoption of more than 8,000 healthy and treatable animals through compassionate care, community engagement and advocacy for humane treatment.
MHS operates four shelter and veterinary centers in Detroit, Rochester Hills, Westland and Howell; seven adoption partnerships with Premier Pet Supply, Petco and PetSmart; and both a Cruelty Investigation Department and a Statewide Animal Response Team.
We have openings for both Clinic and Shelter Medicine Veterinarians at our facilities. Working for MHS offers a wide variety of opportunities for passionate individuals to help make a difference in the lives of animals. MHS works hard on behalf of our communities and the animals in our care – finding homes for thousands of animals, many of whom come with significant behavioral or medical issues. MHS truly appreciates those who are willing to help change animal lives!
As an MHS veterinarian, you will have the opportunity to have an impact in the lives of animals everyday while working in our top notch medical facilities. Our fa...cilities utilize state of the art equipment, including ultrasound, high speed dental, digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray and cautery. We provide opportunities to build or expand expertise through a generous CE program, mentorship and exposure to both complex and specialized care. As a non-profit organization, MHS employees are eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!