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Experienced Veterinary Technician

Ohana Veterinary Services Inc Pacifica, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time

Job Summary

We are a single doctor practice looking for a stellar tech to round out our care team. The Veterinary Technician assists in multiple procedures providing care for animals including physical examinations, dental procedures, surgeries, immunizations, euthanasia as well as client education, marketing, and inventory maintenance. This position requires a working knowledge of pharmaceutical drugs, common diseases; their symptoms, means of transmission, treatment and prevention, and other basic preventative health care recommendations. This is an overview of the position and the job responsibilities listed do not encompass the entire position. The Veterinary Technician is under the direct guidance and supervision of the Veterinary Technician Team Leader and veterinarian.

General Accountabilities

  • Obtain and record patient histories.
  • Hold or restrain animals during veterinary procedures.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Work well with all team members and ensure that your actions support the hospital, the doctors, and the practice philosophy.
  • Fill medication prescriptions.
  • Assist veterinarians in examining animals to determine the nature of illnesses or injuries.
  • Examine animals to detect behavioral changes or clinical symptoms that could indicate illness or injury.
  • Provide emergency first aid to sick or injured animals
  • Perform hygiene-related duties, such as clipping animals' claws or cleaning and polishing teeth.
  • Clean and maintain kennels, animal holding areas, examination or operating rooms, or animal loading or unloading facilities to control the spread of disease.
  • * The company reserves the right to add or change duties at any time

Skills

  • 2+ years vet assistant or tech preferred. RVT candidates will be given special consideration
  • Receive, handle and treat patients with skill, compassion, and care
  • Ability to observe animal appearance and activity for general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease and discontent.
  • Regular attendance and timeliness are an essential function in order to fulfill the requirements of this position.
  • Strong communication and client service skills. Considerable tact and diplomacy is required. Ability to work with clients and patients in a professional, friendly, hospitable manner.
  • Work well with all team members and ensure that your actions support the hospital, the doctors, and the practice philosophy.
  • Perform general physical activities that require bending, standing, stooping, moving from room to room, sit, talk, and listen; may be required to walk or stand for long periods of time; will use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; will reach with hands and arms.
  • Frequently lift, carry and handle dogs weighing 50 lbs.
  • Compensation DOE

Ohana Veterinary Services Inc

Address

225 Carmel Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044
Pacifica, CA
USA

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