The Veterinary Technician is an invaluable member of the hospital team. Working directly with the Veterinarian, the Veterinary Technician supports medical staff to ensure quality patient care at all times. They also ensure the safety of clients, pets and other staff, tend to the everyday needs of pets in the hospital, and contribute to maintaining a neat and clean hospital facility.
Job Requirements/ Skills/ Physical Demands:
• Certification as a Veterinary Technician
• Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth
• An employee in this position must have a sense of caring for animals
• Ability to lift approximately 50 pounds and walk dogs of up to 130 pounds
• Ability to multitask efficiently, and work well individually and within a team
• 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 euthanasia
• Must have active listening, critical thinking, complex problem solving, time management, judgment and decision making skills
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment
• Models a professional and courteous manner with all staff and clients
• Provides compassionate care for pets
• Communicates professionally and effectively with clients, focusing on excellent client service
• Communicates professionally and effectively to all members of the team.
• Works collaboratively with veterinarians and team to help maintain the flow of pets
• Assists the veterinarian during the examinations, providing restraint as needed in order to work safely and effectively.
• Safely assists in the obtaining radiographic images
• Prepares and administers medications, vaccines, serums, and treatments, as prescribed by the veterinarian.
• Cleans and sterilizes instruments, equipment, and materials.
• Provides the veterinarian with the correct equipment and instruments, as needed.
• Prepares patients for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas and placing IV catheters.
• Performs routine dental cleanings on patients under the direction of the veterinarian.
• Administers anesthesia to patients under the direction of the veterinarian and monitors patient responses to anesthetics to ensure safe levels of anesthesia.
• Cares for and monitors the condition of patients recovering from surgery.
• Safely obtains radiographs of pets with knowledge of proper positioning and techniques.
• Collects, prepares, and labels samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
• Fills prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers.
• Maintains clean examination rooms and treatment areas.
• Performs other duties as assigned
Benefits for a Veterinary Technician:
All Full Time Veterinary Technicians receive a benefits package including 401(k) participation, paid time off, continuing education funds and a generous hospital discount for your pets. In addition, medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance is offered to associates based on eligibility.
Danvers, Massachusetts, United States