Experienced Veterinary Technician: Wildlife Experience Preferable

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

Indian Trail, North Carolina

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $12.00 to $14.00 per hour
Deadline Mar 09, 2024
Woodpecker in Pre Release Cage

We are looking for an experienced veterinary technician with wildlife experience of a wildlife rehabilitator with a minimum of 1 year experience as a full-time rehab employee. We will consider someone with a strong veterinary or bird heavy background as well. This is a high-volume facility with annual intakes over 7000. We believe all life has value regardless of species. 

This candidate for this position must be committed to caring for a wide range of wildlife as well as domestic animals including farm animals, domestic birds and fowl, exotics. In addition, we have a robust baby songbird program that requires daily rehab care. Must be comfortable with snakes or willing to learn and not be afraid of animals. 

Ability to read and follow directions is a must. 

Essential duties and responsibilities 

  • Assist with and administering medical treatments under supervision of the manager. 
  • Maintain complete and accurate animal care records. 
  • Determine and provide appropriate triage/emergency care, housing/enclosures and diets including live and dead food items. 
  • Clean and disinfect all areas as necessary to maintain a safe and sanitary environment throughout the hospital and facility. 
  • Inventory and maintain clinic/medical supplies. 
  • Provide oversight, direction, and training of volunteers daily. 
  • Perform other duties, as assigned, to ensure a positive public image, enhance the operation of the organization and improve the quality of life for the animals. 
  • Respond to inquiries from members of the public and other local rehabilitation centers. 

Required qualifications A minimum of 12 months of related full-time employment with demonstrated education/experience/training. 

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend detailed animal care protocols and medical notes. 
  • Ability to understand basic medical terminology, avian physiology, and anatomy. 
  • Have excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work. 
  • Effectively communicate information on both an individual basis and group situations and have excellent interpersonal skills for interactions with volunteers, other employees, governing agencies, outside members of the public and other rehabilitation centers. 
  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office and data entry, preferably with an electronic patient records system (ex. WRMD or RaptorMed) 
  • Excellent basic mathematical skills and the ability to accurately work with units of weight, volume, and concentration. 
  • This position requires a background check and preemployment drug screening 

Preferred qualifications Past work in a wildlife rehabilitation clinic. Experience capturing, handling, and restraining wild animals, preferably birds  

Please submit your resume with a personalized cover letter indicating why you're interested in working with us. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. 

Send to hiring@cwrescue.org  and put      Vet Tech       in Subject Line

Salary: $12.00 - $14.00 per hour 


  • Employee discount 
  • Flexible schedule 
  • Paid time off 
  • Tuition reimbursement 


  • 10-hour shift 
  • 8-hour shift 
  • Holidays 
  • Night shift 
  • Overtime 
  • Weekend availability 

Ability to commute/relocate: 

  • Indian Trail, NC 28079: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required) 


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred) 


  • Veterinary experience: 1 year (Required) 

Work Location: One location 


Please submit your resume with a personalized cover letter indicating why you're interested in working with us. 

Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. 

Send to hiring@cwrescue.org  and put Vet Tech in Subject Line

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Category Wildlife
Tags Ornithology