Position Title: Veterinary Technician
Department: Veterinary Services
Direct Report: Vice President of Veterinary Services
The veterinary technician is responsible for supporting the veterinary services department in order to provide health care for the entire collection of animals at Mississippi Aquarium. It is essential that the technician be able to work independently, efficiently, and collaborate with all other departments at the aquarium. The ideal candidate will represent Mississippi Aquarium in a positive light and be enthusiastic and committed to all aspects of the job.
Note: This position will involve exposure to inclement weather, dust, potentially dangerous and unpredictable animals, potentially dangerous machinery, restraint devices, toxic chemicals and/or drugs, and zoonotic diseases. Occasional use of protective clothing or equipment will be required. For example, googles, mask, gloves, gowns, and other items as necessary.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
**Will be required to provide 2 written letters of recommendation if asked to interview**
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the
duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.