Hardworking, friendly, motivated, team player wanted! A well-established and high-quality general practice is looking for an experienced veterinary technician to join our team. We are a multi-doctor, full service hospital that prides itself on providing exceptional veterinary care. Our hospital boasts an enjoyable environment with great leadership and excellent support staff. This is a full-time position and rotating weekend shifts will be required.
Responsibilities and Tasks:
Veterinary technicians assist veterinarians in the care of animals. They may perform an initial evaluation of the animal's condition, clean and wrap wounds, check vital statistics, collect samples, review vaccination records, prepare vaccines according to our vaccine protocol, and administer medication. They also perform basic lab work, including urinalysis and blood tests, and may assist with procedures such as teeth cleaning. Monitor patients under anesthesia and induce anesthesia and intubate patients if needed. Initiate emergency procedures, maintain pharmacy records, and controlled drug, anesthesia, fecal, and heartworm test logs.
Veterinary technicians may also be required to help during patient examinations and surgical procedures by restraining animals when necessary, stocking examination and surgery rooms with supplies, sterilizing tools and ensuring that equipment is in working order. Veterinary technicians also communicate with pet owners and update patient files. Veterinary technicians often work Saturdays/Sundays and may periodically be asked to work 10-11 hours a day.
Veterinary technicians must have excellent communication skills, so that they may interact with pet owners and coworkers. They must have an understanding of animal behavior and strong clinical skills in order to properly evaluate an animal's condition and provide treatment. They must be detail-oriented and well-organized so that they may take medical histories, carry out instructions, document patient statistics and update records. It's also essential that they enjoy working with animals and have the ability to comfort, handle and restrain large and small pets.
Required Capabilities and Experience:
Manages multiple tasks at one time. Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments. Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Translates problems into practical solutions.
Reads, writes and speaks fluent English, using appropriate grammar, style and vocabulary. Demonstrates exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills. Consistently ensures the team provides the client with attentive, courteous and informative service. Accurately and consistently follows instructions and can provide clear directions to clients.
Shows willingness and aptitude to take appropriate steps in finding solutions to problems; presents options and ideas to enhance current processes or procedures. Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be done.
Exhibits honest, discretion, and sound judgment. Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information with others and is open to changing situations and opportunities. Able and willing to perform tasks and duties without supervision as appropriate.
Maintains a positive "can do" outlook, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations.
Ability to be confident around pets (i.e., dogs, cats, birds)-Must be at least 18 years old to perform duties involving radiography (x-ray) and exposure to radioactive substances.
Certified or experienced technician (three + years in field).
Must be able to lift 50lbs, work on feet all day, and write legibly.
High School Diploma or equivalent
College course work or college degree a definite plus
Certification in Veterinary Technology highly preferred but will accept experienced uncertified techs as well.
*Two years or more veterinary technician experience required
*Proficient with medical records software, experience with IDEXX Cornerstone Practice Management System a plus.
Here at Oronoque Animal Hospital, we work together as a positive, motivated, hard working team that will exceed your expectations with honesty, compassion, and respect. We seek to provide only the highest quality medical and surgical care. Our goal is to create a personal connection with each client and pet in a safe, clean, friendly, and inviting environment. At Oronoque Animal Hospital, we treat your pet like a member of the family.