Veterinary Technician

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description

Position Title: Veterinary Technician/Assistant

Job Type : Non-Exempt

Schedule : Varies based on hospital

Employment : Full Time / Part Time

Hourly Rate: Varies based on hospital and experience

Benefits Offered: 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO

The Veterinary Technician/Assistant are the veterinarian’s primary medical support and plays a vital role within the practice. Assistants/Technicians must value the quality of care we provide at Pleasanton Veterinary Hospital and communicate the value to clients. The Assistants/ Technician aids the veterinarian in achieving greater efficiency in overall patient care. Assistants/Technicians will apply their professional technical skills in anesthesia, surgery, dentistry, laboratory testing, patient nursing care and client education

An Technician’s/Assistant’s focus is ever-changing according to the priority of the moment. This often requires significant multi-tasking and a creative thinking ability. The Technician’s/Assistant’s must be a detail oriented person who can make good decisions, respond quickly and calmly to crises and always maintain high standards of patient care. Technician’s/Assistant’s need to communicate clearly with the veterinarians, other practice personnel as well as with clients to ensure that patients receive the care that they need. Technician’s/Assistant’s should enjoy working with people and animals.

Preferred Education/Licenses:
• Certificate of completion from a NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant program or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
• High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Preferred Experience:
• Minimum of two years experience as Veterinary Assistant or similar role
• RVT’s with any level of experience are Welcome to Apply (CVT, RVT, LVT License required)

Personal Requirement:
• Minimum of 18 years old to perform duties involving radiography
• Excellent client communication skills
• Enjoys working with people and is great team player
• Eager to learn, enthusiastic, and energetic
• Love and concern of animals well being
• Attention to detail
• Excellent Organizational skills
• Ability to stand, walk, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 40lbs
• Performance Expectations:
• Ability to type and work at a computer
• Helping maintain the flow of patients
• Communicating with the veterinarian and vet techs
• Keeps accurate medical records
• Restrain animals effectively and safely using fear free techniques (dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, pocket pets)
• Prepare supplies needed for patient procedures
• Assists the Veterinarian in medical, surgical, and dental procedures; prepares patients for surgery; maintains anesthesia; monitors patients during surgery and recovery
• Carrying out or setting up procedures that do not require veterinarian
• Adhering to hospital standards that keep pets safe, and the treatment areas, exam rooms and labs clean and organized
• Educating clients about our Paw Plans and the importance of preventive care
• Maintains medical equipment, surgical instruments, keeping rooms prepared, stocked and clean at all times
• Admits and discharges patients per DVM orders/follow up instructions
• Maintains a positive, cooperative relationships with other employees
• Employee Benefits at PVH (after probationary period)
• Benefits package including 401(k) participation, Paid Time Off , Generous Pet Discounts. In addition, medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance is offered to associates based on eligibility.

Job Details

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

Pleasanton, California, United States

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