Veterinary Technician

Job Description

Job Description

The Veterinary Technician has many important responsibilities and plays many roles within the hospital. This role requires a strong technician skill set, applying his/her professional skills in anesthesia, surgery, dentistry, laboratory testing, patient care, and client education. In addition, the Veterinary Technician is an invaluable member of the hospital team who works directly with all team members to ensure productive and quality veterinary care.

This position is routinely entrusted with patient assessments, anesthesia, procedures, and treatments. He/she must be a detail-oriented person who can make good decisions, responds quickly and calmly to crises, and maintain high standards of patient care. The Tech needs to be able to communicate clearly with doctors, other hospital personnel, and clients to ensure that patients receive the care that they need.

The ideal candidate enjoys working with diverse people and animals and is friendly and flexible in the face of varying expectations from clients and co-workers. They must share a firm belief in the quality of care we provide and communicate this sense of assurance to clients. It is important to know and understand our services and recommendations and be able to clearly convey the value of the services to the clients. Excellent client communication skills and a commitment to outstanding client service are essential .

The Veterinary Technician supports day to day functions in the hospital, and ensures doctors are supported while optimizing efficiency. They will carry out all duties in a professional and courteous manner, and remain respectful and polite in speech, tone, and actions under all circumstances. They will need to demonstrate a willingness to be flexible and a willingness to adopt and embrace changing protocols/procedures.

Veterinary Technician Competencies:

  • Interactive Communication Skills
  • Empathy and Compassion
  • Flexibility
  • Confidence/strong technical ability
  • Positivity
  • Humility
  • Passion for the hospital
  • Confidentiality
  • Creativity/Innovation/Problem-solver
  • Conflict Resolution

Secondary Responsibilities :

This is a list of common secondary responsibilities of the veterinary technician role, but is not all inclusive:

    • Medical equipment maintenance/repair
    • Inventory
    • DEA/OSHA, safety guidelines

Job Details

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Position Type:
Vet Nurse / Technician
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Job Location

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Pacific Veterinary Hospital