Frontier Village Vet Clinic is currently hiring a Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our busy and growing practice. The candidate should have an upbeat and energetic attitude, look forward to working outside of the routine, Frontier Village Vet Clinic sees emergencies, same-day urgent appointments, as well as offering the highest quality medical care. We are looking for candidates who are willing to work closely with the team, support the nine doctor practice, as well as learning and expanding your LVT skills.
Lake Stevens is a growing city near Seattle and Everett with many opportunities for everyone. Great city, great practice, great clients.
We are a very busy 9 doctor practice focused on creating a fun team environment. We have lots of advanced services (Laser surgery, companion laser therapy, ultrasound, digital x-ray , dental x-ray , and acupuncture, etc). Being comfortable with medical and surgical cases is imperative. The technician should be proficient in IV catheter placement, anesthesia, dentistry (including dental radiography), and nursing care. Experience with AVImark is a plus, but not required.
We offer very competitive pay, great benefits (health insurance, dental, vision, 401K, incentives, health savings account, paid vacation, paid dues) and very generous pet discounts. Retention bonus offered.
- High school degree
- Prior licensed veterinary technician experience preferred
- Experience preferred but not required for motivated individual.
- 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. Moves with a sense of purpose and urgency through assigned work.
- Perform other duties as assigned
Skills and Basic Qualifications
- Certification as a Veterinary Technician
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment.
- 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.
- 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.
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.