Veterinary Technician – Credentialed

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description

Westchase Veterinary Center and Emergency is in search of an experienced Veterinary Technician. Certification is a plus, but not required. Applicants MUST be available to work evenings and weekends. We are looking for someone who has previous experience in the veterinary field, who excels in patient care and client communication, and is skilled in animal restraint. We are excited to be able to offer to the qualified candidate a full-time position, that will not only challenge your mind, but will allow you to grow as an employee.

Essential Qualifications

  • Basic computer literacy. We have digital medical records; therefore, applicant must be proficient in computer usage.
  • Employees must have the physical strength and ability to lift and carry a pet or other object weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance. One must be able to assist in lifting patients or other objects weighing more than 50 pounds.
  • Technicians must be able to follow instructions and safely and competently operate equipment pertinent to carrying out their duties. This includes, but is not limited to, computerized medical records, IV fluids pumps, laboratory equipment, anesthesia and dental equipment, and radiography equipment.
  • Technicians must be able to recognize medical problems and triage critical patients
  • Be proficient in basic restraint of dogs and cats for: physical exam, venipuncture, xrays, nail trims, as well as several other procedures.

General Job Requirements

  • Follow all hospital standard procedures and protocols, both current and future, as contained within the training manuals or as written or communicated by doctors or other supervisory staff
  • Carry out all duties in a professional and courteous manner and remain respectful and polite in speech, tone, and actions under all circumstances
  • Remain flexible and willing to implement new or changing procedures in the future
  • Follow OSHA standards and be familiar with Material Safety Data Sheets. Occupational hazards may include but are not limited to animal bite or scratch wounds and exposure to x-rays, anesthetic gases, caustic or toxic materials, and zoonotic diseases. Employees must follow all safety guidelines contained in the employee handbook and posted in hazardous areas.

Veterinary Technicians apply their professional skills in anesthesia, surgery, dentistry, laboratory testing, patient nursing, and client education. The technician is routinely entrusted with patient assessments, anesthesia, procedures, and treatments. The technician must be a detail oriented person who can make good decisions, respond quickly and calmly to crises, and maintain high standards of patient care. Technicians need to communicate clearly with technician assistants, doctor’s, other hospital personnel, and clients to ensure that patients receive the care that they need. Technicians should enjoy working with diverse people and animals and be friendly and flexible in the face of varying expectations from clients and co-workers. Technicians 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.


  • Wage Based on Prior Veterinary Experience
  • Veterinary Care Discount for Your Pets
  • Possibility for Budget Based Quarterly Bonuses

We are a Drug Free workplace.

Westchase Veterinary Center is open seven days a week (M-F 7a-9p, Sat 8a-5p, Sun 9a-5p). Candidates will need to have availability that includes evenings/nights and weekends.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 – $21.00 per hour

Job Details

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Position Type:
Vet Nurse / Technician
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Job Location

Tampa, Florida, United States

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