Friday, August 8, 2008

Help Wanted, August '08

Veterinary Technician
The Scottsdale Cat Clinic is looking for a full-time experienced veterinary technician to join our practice. Our technicians work closely with clients, developing and nurturing relationships with both people and pets. We expect our technicians to have the same connections with our clients as our doctor does. Our practice has a strong focus on client education, including nutrition, dental health, and behavioral well-being.

Our practice is committed to developing technicians to their maximum potential. Our goal is to have our technicians perform all technical and animal care duties to free our doctor to concentrate on the medical and surgical needs of the cat. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable, skilled, efficient, and willing to supervise and train other technicians and staff. Experience with blood drawing, catheter placement, taking radiographs, performing lab tests, surgery preparation, monitoring anesthesia, and dental procedures is required. You must possess a good rapport with cats and the ability to calmly handle and restrain our more excitable patients.

As an exclusively feline practice, you gain the opportunity to specialize in one species, to become an expert in cat care. We are dedicated to furthering the education of our employees and will encourage and aid you in developing your skills.

Our clinic is still very young. This is your chance to help shape our practice and our culture. You can grow with us.

We offer paid vacation and sick days, health insurance, continuing education, and discounts on pet care.

We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage bilingual candidates to apply.

Requirements for the job include:
• An enthusiastic, warm, and compassionate personality
• Comfort in a fast-paced environment
• Good computer skills
• Ability to do some heavy lifting

What we need from you:
A cover letter and a resume sent to:
Scottsdale Cat Clinic
Attn Human Resources
4002 N. Miller Rd, suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Thanks to all of you that applied. We had a lot of fabulous applicants, and we believe we hired a great person.

Microchip Your Cat

If you haven't done so already, now is a good time to microchip your cat.

HomeAgain will donate $1 to the Winn Feline Foundation for every cat that is microchipped and enrolled as a HomeAgain full service member during the months of June, July and August.

“HomeAgain knows that, in our database, cats are underrepresented in comparison to the number of lost and found cat reports we receive,” says Steve Shell, vice-president and general manager of HomeAgain. “Twenty-two percent of pets in the HomeAgain database are cats, but we actually keep more cats than dogs as companion pets in the US. Cats are not as well identified as dogs, with collars and tags, or with microchips and registration, putting them at great risk of never getting reunited with their owners if ever lost."

The Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization established 40 years ago by the Cat Fanciers’ Assoc. to promote the health and welfare of cats through education and research. Veterinarians and cat owners benefit every day from research funded by Winn. For more on cat health, visit Winn Feline Foundation.