Veterinary Technician

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description

At Towne North our Veterinary Technicians are an invaluable member of the hospital team who works directly with other technicians, Animal Care Tech’s, the groomer, and our 3 Veterinarians to ensure productive and quality veterinary care at all times.

Job Responsibilities

Assists the veterinarian during examination of animals, providing restraint as needed in order to work safely and effectively.

Prepares and administer medications, vaccines, serums, and treatments, as prescribed by the veterinarian

Performs routine dental cleanings on animals under the direction of the veterinarian

Administers anesthesia to animals under the direction of the veterinarian and monitors animals’ responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted.

Obtains radiographs of animals with knowledge of proper positioning and techniques

Cares for and monitors the condition of animals recovering from surgery.

Performs laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces, such as urinalyses and blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems

Administers emergency first aid, such as performing emergency resuscitation or other life-saving procedures.

Collects, prepares, and labels samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination.

Cleans and sterilizes instruments, equipment, and materials.

Provides the veterinarian with the correct equipment and instruments, as needed.

Fills prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers.

Prepares animals for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas and placing IV catheters.

Maintains clean examination rooms and treatment areas.

Works collaboratively with veterinarians to ensure that all animals are being cared for properly and moving through the system efficiently.

Skills and Basic Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to assist and take radiographs without restriction
  • Ability to assist in surgery and monitor vitals
  • Ability to effectively handle and control aggressive animals.
  • Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in a veterinary clinic environment, including the use of euthanasia.
  • Ability to life up to 50 lbs without assistance.
  • Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
  • Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth.
  • Must have active listening, critical thinking, complex problem solving, time management, judgment and decision making skills.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record.
  • Ability to undergo a background check and clear a drug test screening

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.

Job Type: Part-time of Full time – Saturday work is required and rotated with rest of team, closed on Sundays. Schedules flux depending on shift assigned. Shifts always posted in advanced.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Competitive

COVID-19 considerations:
All our services are currently curbside, staff is required to wear masks at all times and take daily non contact temperature readings. Same protocol will be in place for interviews.

Job Details

Employment Type:
Position Type:
Vet Nurse / Technician
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Job Location

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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