Job Type: Full Time or Part Time
Technicians are the beating heart of a veterinary practice. And here, they play a more important role than most. You are at the center of everything we do. You help us push to higher standards of patient care. To live up to our AAHA accreditation with every patient, every time. To help us form closer relationships with the people who entrust us with their pets. And to work, every single day, to get better as a clinician, a caregiver, and a positive force in helping this animal hospital become the best version of itself that it can be.
We believe that Technicians will play a more prominent role in the future of veterinary medicine. And we are working to bring that to life, today. Beyond the competitive pay and generous benefits, you will find a team that is truly supportive, watches out for each other, and helps each other grow. Your day to day responsibilities are listed out below. So if you are a special person looking for a special practice, let’s build a better future together.
- Properly restrain patients for examination or treatment.
- Record temperature, respiration, and weight; collect appropriate lab samples (fecal, blood, and urine)
- Provide services such as nail trims, ear cleaning, suture removal.
- Conclude appointments by reviewing prescribed medication, products and diets.
- Use AVImark for appointment scheduling.
- Conduct hospital releases, nail trims, and client education.
- Perform patient assessment when doctor is not available and report in chart.
- Collect blood from jugular, cephalic, and saphenous veins.
- Collect and run all routine lab samples.
- Assist veterinary assistant in lab duties.
- Track lab samples (in-house and outside services)
- Count and dispense all prescriptions.
- Controlled Substances; tracking, discarding, placing of patches, logs
- Perform Schirmer tear test, stain eye, and measure pressure with tonometer.
- Call clients with results of tests and doctors recommendations
- Draw arterial blood sample to measure blood gasses.
- Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot lab equipment.
- Read and interpret patient chart and ICU sheet, perform required treatments and
- follow veterinarian’s orders accurately.
- Provide injections; collect samples and perform all treatments.
- Record and input all charges daily.
- Prepare discharge instructions and review with clients.
- Clean, pack, and sterilize surgical instruments.
- Properly restrain fractious dogs and cats without injury.
- Monitor and evaluate all patients (pre-and post surgery)
- Utilize patient chart, symptoms, and observations to asses patient current status and report significant information to doctors.
- Perform diagnostics (for example, EKG, radiology, lab work etc)
- Place nasal oxygen catheter and secure when needed.
- Place urinary catheter in male animals; place intravenous catheters.
- Chart nurse notes on patient record and justify requests for changes of pain
- medication, fluid rates, nutritional orders, etc.
- Manage critical care cases and see the “big picture” of care, progress, and cost to client.
- Perform triage of emergency patients and asses stability of hospital patients who are at-risk.
- Auscult patients for irregular heart rhythm; perform and interpret EKG’s and report to doctor.
- Administer chemotherapy as directed by veterinarian.
- Set up and monitor urinary “ins and outs” when needed.
Radiology/Other Diagnostic Equipment
- Know and use appropriate safety precautions for radiographs.
- Position patient’s appropriately for all radiographs.
- Position patients for pelvis, skull, spine and extremities radiographs.
- Anesthetize patients as necessary.
- Electronically submit radiographs and echos for referral or specialist review; verify pertinent history to send with images.
- Set-up endoscope; assist with procedure and clean equipment.
- Admit patients and review preanesthetic lab work recommendations with client.
- Know and use appropriate safety precautions for gas anesthesia and dentistry.
- Prepare patients for routine surgeries with preanestetics, clipping, aseptic scrub, and proper monitoring devices.
- Administer preanesthetic injection, calculate injectable anesthesia, induce anesthesia, intubate, and prepare patients for routine surgery. Monitor and recover patient using required checklist.
- Monitor patients post surgery
- Release patients and review homecare instructions with clients.
- Anticipate patient’s needs for specific anesthesia, pain medication protocol, and
- possible problems when anesthesia is needed.
- Perform central venous pressure (CVP), blood pressure monitoring, and blood gas
- Prepare patients for orthopedic, exploratory, and other non-routine surgeries.
- Assist with caesarean sections and monitor mother. Resuscitate pups or kittens as
- Anesthetize at-risk patients for necessary procedures.
- Manually ventilate for thoracic surgery.
- Prepare patients for bilateral orthopedic surgery, thoracic surgery etc.
- Clean and pack plate kits, drills, and special equipment.
- Clean and pack orthopedic kits and gas sterilization materials.
- Complete pre-anesthetic lab work.
- Induce anesthesia and perform scaling, curettage, and polishing.
- Release patients and review preventive homecare with clients.
- Assist with oral surgery and perform minor extractions.
- The technician’s primary responsibility is the well planned, accurate, and orderly flow of patient care and treatments.
- Adhere to all hospital directives and protocols and maintain the highest ethical, moral and professional standards.
- Maintain a professional appearance (neat and clean uniform, and appearance)
- Maintain a professional, courteous attitude.
- Ensure a pleasant, respectful, and productive doctor-staff and staff-staff relationships.
- Keep the spirit of co-working alive.
- Support the value of all hospital services.
- Attend and participate in all required staff meetings.
- Attend continuing education as directed by practice manager or owner.
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs.
Call us or schedule an appointment online.
Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.
Put a plan together for your pet.