There are cat people. There are dog people. Then there's us - we're pet people.
The Veterinary Assistant or Veterinary Technician provides quality, compassionate care while maximizing productivity. Maintains medical chartsand completes preparatory procedures. Provides comfort to pets and their families while delivering exceptional customer service. Actively listens and documents accurate medical history. Will confidently explain basic diagnosis (ear infection, skin infection, intestinal parasites, etc.) to client. Licensed Technicians will have the ability to perform dental prophylaxis, place IVCs, administer medications, and assist with surgeries.
Qualifications: The Veterinary Assistant or Veterinary Technician will have lab and medical records knowledge such as the ability to read a fecal float, fecal direct, and ear/skin cytology, understands SOAP. Comfortable with in-house hematology equipment or reference lab (what blood tubes are needed) etc. Comfortable with anesthesia monitoring. Knowledge of basic canine/feline vaccines and basic vital signs for dogs and cats. Licensed Technicians will have at least six months prior experience as a veterinary assistant/technician. Skills in Phlebotomy. Experience with dental prophylaxis is a plus.
Perks & Benefits:
Complimentary Boarding up to 30 days a year
Paid Time Off
Health & Insurance (Full-time employment only)
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather) and outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration.
The employee may be exposed to animals that are agitated and/or injured. Associates may be exposed to animals that may scratch and/or bite.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.