Minimum 2 yrs Veterinary Assistant/Technician or RVT experience REQUIRED for busy multi-DVM practice. Our AAHA accredited practice is currently seeking an experienced veterinary assistant or RVT to join our Team. We are a progressive dog and cat practice that is committed to compassionate and quality patient and client care. We are equipped with IDEXX in-house diagnostics, ultrasound, K-laser/therapeutic laser, Avimark electronic medical records, digital x-rays, and digital dental x-rays. The Veterinary Technician is responsible for the care and treatment of unstable and or critically ill patients; triaging emergency patients; monitoring hospitalized patients; performing patient laboratory tests, treatments and nursing care; admitting and discharging patients.
•Knowledge of veterinary practices, procedures and terminology.
•Ability to appropriately handle, lift (up to 50#) and restrain dogs & cats, and stand for long periods of time.
•Ability to perform veterinary medical procedures as necessary including but not limited to venipuncture, fluids, administer CPR.
•Monitoring anesthesia, obtaining dental radiographs, and perform dental cleanings.
•Perform or assist with diagnostic tests such as urinalysis, fecal exams and blood tests
•Conduct routine procedures like immunizations, ear cleaning, and nail trims.
•Monitoring the condition of patients and documenting medical charts
•Dispensing prescription medications under the direction of a veterinarian
•Flexibility in schedule is required, including rotating Saturdays.
•Assist with occasional cleaning duties for kennels, laundry, and treatment/surgery areas.
• Must be 18yrs old or older
• Must be a self-starter, able to multitask and a team player.
• Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to deal with them even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.
• Prefer 2+ years of experience, but not required.
• Ability to meet the physical demands of the job. Work requires lifting, carrying and restraining animals (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs.). Should be able to lift 40lbs on own.
. Walks or stands for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent or squatting position.
. Is experienced in the teamwork approach and works well with all levels of hospital team members.
If you are passionate about animals and are interested in joining a team of highly devoted animal advocates, our hospital may be the right fit for you.
TORRANCE, California, United States