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Relief Certified Veterinary Technician
Town & Country Animal Hospital Portland, OR

Relief Certified Veterinary Technician

Town & Country Animal Hospital
Portland, OR
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description

RELIEF Certified Veterinary Technician

Town & Country Animal Hospital in SE Portland, OR is seeking a Relief Veterinary Technician! Our entire team is an integral part of providing high-quality Fear Free medicine and service. Our Core Values maintain our focus on why we enjoy veterinary medicine - caring for pets and their people without sacrificing teamwork and compassion for one another.


This position will assist the Veterinarian in diagnosing and treating pets. This position is responsible for maintaining medical charts, completing preparatory procedures for Veterinarians, assisting the Veterinarian in surgery and dentistry, performing in-house diagnostic tests, and providing general healthcare information to clients. The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and when applicable, your manager will outline more specific responsibilities for you.

WHAT YOU'LL DO (Responsibilities included but not limited to:)

Foster a culture built on our values: Respect, Learning, Do the Right Thing, WOW Service, and Fun.

Provide professional, efficient, quality medical care and exceptional service to clients while maintaining maximum productivity.

Obtain patient medical history from the client and referring veterinarians as needed.

Perform initial evaluation of pet's condition, collect information from client, observe pet's behavior, and checks vital statistics.

Complete preparatory procedures and assist the Veterinarian throughout the rest of the examination, diagnosis, procedures, and treatment phases.

Restrain pets during exams as needed.

Create and maintain patient medical records and documentation.

Obtain and prepare various samples including blood, urine, and fecal samples for diagnostic testing.

Perform laboratory tests on samples and update the patient's medical chart.

Educate clients about pet health needs, nutrition, and preventative care.

Perform X-rays, EKG, and Ultrasound and provide results to the Veterinarian(depending on experience level).

Fill prescriptions under the direction of a Veterinarian.

Administer injections, vaccines, and medication with supervision and under the direction of a Veterinarian.

Perform dental prophylaxis, venipunctures, catheterization, and other procedures under supervision of a Veterinarian.

Prepare patient, medications, and equipment for surgery.

Support a practice environment that promotes collaboration and teamwork and ensures the delivery of quality, compassionate, effective, and efficient health care to pets.

Comply with all practice policies, quality assurance guidelines, and minimum standards of care.

Perform other duties or projects as requested.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR (Essential Qualifications):


Associate's Degree from a two-year veterinary technology program with accreditation from the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA).

Professional Licenses/Certifications:

Successful completion of the Veterinary Technician National Examination.

State-recognized veterinary technician certification (CVT) with credential in good standing required.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
Knowledge of veterinary hospital practices and procedures.

Strong organizational and time management skills including managing multiple priorities.

Ability to handle and maintain sensitive and confidential information with discretion.

Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy.

Interact with a variety of clients and employees in a professional, caring, compassionate, and tactful manner.

Basic knowledge of the generic and brand names, common uses, and side effects of drugs utilized in a veterinary practice.

Basic knowledge of medical equipment and terminology.

Basic proficiency with a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Cornerstone.

Basic written, verbal, and active listening communication skills with a customer-oriented approach.

Basic analytical, critical thinking, judgement, and problem-solving skills.


While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to talk and hear. The team member must frequently use a computer for long periods of time. Specific vision abilities are required to do this job including close vision. This position requires walking and/or standing for long periods of time, bending, reaching, grasping, and repetitive motions. Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs. unassisted, 75 lbs. with assistance. Working environment may be stressful with aggressive, frightened, abused or injured pets that may bite or scratch.

Please apply through this posting or by sending a cover letter and resume to


Town & Country Animal Hospital

Portland, OR



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