Applies medical nursing knowledge attained through hands-on experience and/or formal education to assist veterinarians in a clinical setting, providing support for a variety of animal health care needs. Prepares treatment room for examination of animals, and holds or restrains animals during examination, treatment, or inoculation. Administers injections, performs venipunctures, applies wound dressings, cleans teeth, and takes vital signs of animal, under general supervision. Prepares patients, medications, and equipment for surgery, and hands instruments and materials to the veterinarian during surgical procedures. Performs routine laboratory tests. May assist veterinarians with emergent or specialized patient care. Classification may be used within states that do not require credentialing to perform the aforementioned duties and pertains to those employees whose experience and/or on-the-job training has developed the necessary skillset and capabilities.
Columbia, South Carolina, United States