Wellness and Spay/Neuter Clinic - Recovery Tech

RECOVERY TECH DESCRIPTION

The Recovery Tech volunteer serves an important role in our Spay/Neuter Clinic, as they are responsible for monitoring and caring for pets as they recover from their spay/neuter surgery. A certified Vet Tech is present at all times, and will instruct the Recovery Tech as needed. Our licensed veterinarian is also available at all times in the adjoining surgical suite. We are the only certified ASPCA Humane Alliance clinic in St. Johns County, and follow strict procedures for spay/neuter techniques. Our Spay/Neuter Clinic is held on Tuesdays, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Volunteers should arrive 15 minutes prior to check-in.

 

DUTIES

  • Carry animals from surgery table to recovery area
  • Record vitals and monitor recovery to ensure safety of the pet
  • Keep animals comfortable and warm
  • Take animals to waiting area after initial recovery

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Physically able to move and lift animals or cages
  • Attention to detail
  • Aptitude for post-surgical care
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • High situational awareness
  • Must wear wine-colored scrubs (to be purchased by volunteer)
  • Background check and signed waiver

 

TRAINING
All volunteers are provided with on-the-job training. Volunteers are paired with an experienced volunteer until they are comfortable enough to perform the required tasks on their own. There is always staff on hand volunteers can contact if they have any questions.

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 18 - 55
  • How much weight can you safely and comfortably lift? Must be at least 21 - 30 pounds

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon