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Veterinary Technician

Harbor Animal Hospital Warren, RI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Harbor Animal Hospital Veterinary Technician Veterinary Technician Job Responsibilities: A veterinary technician provides animal care by determining animal requirements; conducting examinations and diagnostic procedures; assisting during operations; feeding and caring for animals; maintaining supplies and equipment; maintaining records. Veterinary Technician Job Duties: Determines animal requirements by conducting examinations and interviews; reviewing care plans and records; completing laboratory tests and studies, and diagnostic imaging. Cares for animals by taking vital signs; collecting samples; administering medications, drugs, and vaccines; bandaging and wrapping wounds; performing hydrotherapy, physical and inhalation therapies. Supports animal examinations by assembling required supplies and instruments; securing and bringing animals to examination room; restraining animals; providing assistance as directed; explaining animal's status to owner. Supports operations by assembling required supplies and instruments; setting-up surgery table instruments; restraining animals; completing local/regional anesthesia; operating and monitoring anesthetic machines; hooking-up ECG monitors; preparing surgical site; placing catheters; obtaining blood gases; cleaning-up post-surgical site; maintaining sterile conditions; obtaining and verifying medications. Maintains animals by feeding and watering animals; cleaning animals' rooms, cages, and equipment; changing cages; observing for clinical signs of disease. Maintains safe, secure, healthy and humane environment by sterilizing and wrapping instruments; sanitizing and disinfecting holding and operating areas; storing sterile supplies; verifying shelf life; following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations. Maintains animal records by documenting animal conditions, reactions, and changes; updating database. Maintains equipment by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining equipment supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs. Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional journals. Skills and Qualifications: Knowledge of Animal Behavior, Animal Husbandry, Documentation Skills Analyzing Information Clinical Skills Creating a Safe Sterile Environment Performing Diagnostic Procedures Use of Medical Technologies Attention to Detail Employment Type: Full Time

Harbor Animal Hospital

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Warren, RI
02885 USA