Veterinary Technician | Winthrop Harbor, IL - Outside Chicago | Full time (FT)
Harbor Animal Hospital
March 5, 2018
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
Vet Tech / Nurse / Assistant
2 Year Degree
Seeking a passionate, friendly Veterinary Technician to join our practice!
Are you a personable, compassionate veterinary technician looking to join a growing hospital? Let’s chat!
Harbor Animal Hospital in Winthrop Harbor, IL is a full service, AAHA accredited hospital, seeking an experienced veterinary technician to join our team and assist us with the continued growth of our hospital.
Applicants must have a strong work ethic, positive personality, fantastic communication skills, ability to multi-task efficiently in a fast paced environment, possess a well-rounded technical skillset and have a passion for delivering exceptional care to patients as well as clients.
We are a full service animal hospital located in Winthrop Harbor, IL, on the northern border of Illinois and 60 miles north of Chicago. We have been in the community since 1988 and love giving the best possible care to our clients and their pets.
Responsibilities might include, but not limited to:
Take vital signs of animals including temperature, pulse, respiration and weight
Obtain patient history
Review vaccination records and prepare vaccines according to our vaccine protocol
Assist veterinarian in medical procedures using proper restraint
Assist veterinarian in surgical procedures using proper aseptic technique
Monitor patients under anesthesia
Induce anesthesia and intubate patient
Care for and monitor the condition of animals recovering from surgery.
Maintain and use medical equipment such as IDEXX Lasercyte and autoclave
Collect, prepare, and label samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination
Perform routine laboratory procedures and analyses in hematology, microbiology, urinalysis, and serology
Prepare samples for outside laboratory analysis
Administer treatments and injections following the instructions of a doctor or a treatment form
Maintain pharmacy records, and controlled drug, anesthesia, fecal, and heartworm test logs
Obtain radiographs of animals with knowledge of proper positioning and techniques.
Dental procedures including, but not limited to, removal of calculus, soft deposits, plaque and stains, smoothing, filing, and polishing of teeth
Perform and analyze skin and ear cytologies
Perform catheterization- urinary and venous
Complete ear cleanings and nail trims
Administer emergency first aid, such as performing emergency resuscitation or other life saving procedures
Clean and sterilize instruments, equipment, and materials.
Provide the veterinarian with the correct equipment and instruments, as needed
Fill prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers
Removal of sutures/staples
Application of bandages
Collect and prepare tissue, cellular or microbiological samples by skin scrapings, impressions or other non-surgical methods, except when in conflict with other state or federal regulation
Administration and application of treatment and drugs, medications and immunological agents by topical, oral, rectal, intramuscular and subcutaneous injectable routes
Administer immunizations which are not required by law to be administered in the presence of a licensed veterinarian
Perform diagnostic imaging such as radiographs
Our culture is one of high standards, professional dedication and an unrelenting commitment to providing the best care possible to our patients. At the same time, Harbor employees frequently reference our warm, friendly, collegiate work environment as one of their favorite aspects of working at the hospital.
We’re focused on your well-being and offer a comprehensive package and professional development opportunities to support your work and home life. These include:
Continuing education allowance
Generous discounts for you and your pets
About Harbor Animal Hospital
Harbor Animal Hospital is proud to be an AAHA accredited practice serving the medical needs of pets and the veterinary community in Northeast Lake County, IL and Southeast Kenosha County, WI since 1988. We understand and value that special bond between pets and their families. We are proud to maintain a full on-site medical laboratory with blood count and chemistry values available for immediate urgent care, a dental suite with one of the few digital radiology units dedicated for animal oral procedures in Lake County, and complete Surgical and Radiology Suites providing the best possible medical care for dogs and cats of all ages. Our on-site Ultrasound imaging compliments X-Ray views to dramatically improve our diagnostic capabilities. Ultrasound allows us to provide ultrasound guided biopsies when necessary, allowing patients to go home sooner, often the same day. Most of our dedicated and compassionate team members have an average of over 15 years of experience.