Do you enjoy working in a team environment where you get to make a lasting impact on the quality of pets’ and people’s lives? Do you enjoy serving as a liaison between pet owners and veterinarians? If you answered a resounding YES, then we would love to get to know more about you! We are a growing veterinary hospital with positive workplace culture. Our team is a solid group of dedicated professionals who strive to deliver the best care to our patients. As a veterinary technician at our hospital, you’ll have the chance to advocate for pets and educate clients on all aspects of pet health. In addition, you will have to opportunity to help manage cases and assist in procedures and surgeries not typically done in GP. Your desire and skills to take our customer service and patient care teams to new heights is of great interest to us.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
- Obtain and record patient histories.
- Collect specimens and perform routine laboratory procedures and tests in hematology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis, and serology to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.
- Dispense and administer medications, vaccines, serums, and treatments as prescribed by veterinarians. • Administer fluids and blood products as prescribed by the veterinarian.
- Administer and monitor anesthesia under the direction of a veterinarian.
- Provide specialized nursing care for injured or ill animals.
- Prepare patients, instruments, and equipment for surgery.
- Assure that monitoring and support equipment such as anesthetic machines, cardiac monitors, scopes, and breathing apparatus are in good working condition.
- Assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures using a range of high-tech diagnostic equipment, including electrocardiographic, radiographic, and ultrasonographic equipment.
- Take and process radiographs.
- Communicate with and educate owners.
- Maintain knowledge of preventative healthcare recommendations in order to answer client questions, provide education on vaccines, flea, and heartworm products, and assist in marketing veterinary services from which their pet would benefit, such as dental cleaning, senior wellness, spay and neuter, and boarding.
- Educate clients on products and medications sold, including dietary products, and answer questions regarding product purchase/use.
- Maintain inventory of pharmaceuticals, equipment, and supplies.
- Clean, maintain and sterilize instruments, equipment, and materials.
- Knowledgeable regarding related federal and state animal health laws and regulations, including OSHA and DEA. Ensure that the hospital and its employees are in compliance with regulations. Inform the veterinary hospital administrator of any regulatory issues.
- Work well with all team members and ensure that your actions support the hospital, the doctors, and the practice philosophy.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
CONTROLS OVER WORK
The Veterinary Technician works under the direct supervision of the Veterinary Technician Team Leader, who will indicate general assignments, limitations, and priorities. Recurring assignments are performed independently. Deviations or unfamiliar situations are referred to the supervisor. Completed work is reviewed for technical accuracy and compliance with established procedures.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
- Knowledge of the procedures used for receiving, treating, and scheduling patients, ordering medical supplies, and requesting laboratory tests.
- Knowledge of the use, care, and storage of veterinary instruments, materials, and equipment.
- Knowledge of sterilization techniques to sterilize various instruments and materials.
- Knowledge of the instruments, materials, and standardized procedures used in the full variety of treatments to make preparations and provide “tableside” assistance.
- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client and personal services. This includes client needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of client satisfaction.
- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments.
- Critical thinking – Understanding logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Full and Part-time positions are available, with a generous benefits package.
3-5 years of veterinary experience and licensure are required.
Proudly caring for the pets of the Laurel Highlands and beyond.
It is our mission to partner with our clients to nurture and preserve the human-animal bond by providing compassionate, expert, and affordable veterinary care from your pet's first adventure throughout a long and healthy life.
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