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Veterinary Technician Position

Adams Pet Hospital is a seeking a Full time Veterinary Technician.  You will be joining a team of caring veterinary professionals who believe in practicing the highest quality medicine. Candidates must be dedicated to creating a healthy, positive work environment while utilizing their technical skills to the fullest.

Position Requirements: 

·       High school diploma or equivalent.

·       Veterinary Technician Certification (RVT)

·       Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying records and equipment weighing up to 40 lbs.; requires sitting and standing for extended periods of time.

·       Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.

We offer a challenging and flexible work environment with the opportunity for a long-term career plus these benefits:

  • Competitive Pay $18-$21/hour
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Paid CE
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • License reimbursement

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•                 Can provide compassionate care to patients and clients.

•                 Can conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner even when stressed and/or focused on individual tasks.

•                 Can legibly keep accurate medical records in accordance hospital policy.

•                 Can prepare and maintain the exam rooms and treatment areas.

•                 Can perform physical assessments; record observations legibly in files or computer.

•                 Can effectively restrain pets even when large or difficult.

•                 Understands all common vaccinations and vaccination protocols and can explain to clients.

•                 Understands the importance of a clean and orderly facility, does not hesitate to clean or organize as part of a normal job duty.

•                 Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.

•                 Gives SQ, IM and IV injections.

•                 Can handle client’s medical questions with confidence and direct to veterinarians when appropriate.

•                 Can prepare estimates for procedures and discuss financial commitments with clients supporting hospital financial policies.

•                 Can explain necessary follow-up and homecare instructions.

•                 Understands usage, dosage, and common side-effects for commonly used prescription drugs and can readily explain them to the clients.

•                 Can maintain an appropriate inventory of all medical supplies as determined by the inventory control system.

•                 Can assist the veterinarian in medical, surgical and dental procedures; prepares patients for surgery; administers anesthesia; monitors patients during surgery and recovery; administers fluids.

•                 Can properly care for all surgical materials; keep the operating room properly stocked and prepared for surgery.

•                 Can perform emergency procedures such as control of bleeding, resuscitation with oxygen, opening airways, and external cardiac massage.

•                 Can perform clinical laboratory procedures such as fecal flotation exams, heartworm checks, skin scrapings, urinalysis, and fungal cultures; draws blood for laboratory analysis; maintains file of lab test results and ensures that test results are recorded in patient records.

•                 Can effectively position for and take radiographs.

•                 Can perform electrocardiograms.

•                 Can place IV catheters and properly care for them. Understands the use and care of IV pumps as well.

•                 Knows common disease states and can alert veterinarians when symptoms change or when concerns arise with hospitalized patients.

•                 Can prepare a patient and the machine for an ultrasound procedure.

•                 Can admit patients following hospital policy and doctors written orders.

•                 Can discharge patients based on the veterinarian’s orders, ensuring that patients are well groomed and in a medically appropriate state.

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