Licensed Veterinary Technician Job Description
Job Description Summary: The primary purpose and function of the Veterinary Technician is to support the veterinarians, and other staff, in ensuring quality veterinary care, advocating for pets, educating clients and ensuring a safe and effective hospital environment.
Qualifications, Experience, Education, and/or Training:
Assist veterinarians in caring for animal patients. Your duties will encompass a wide array of tasks, from keeping medical records to administering vaccinations and medication. General tasks could include: Observing animal patients for changes in behavior; Preparing animals for exams or surgery; Giving animals nursing care or first aid; Collecting, preparing and testing lab samples; Taking and developing X-rays; Giving medications, injections, or treatments.
For example: Guiding veterinary medical teams through the cycle of service and communicating with the team to maintain the flow of patients; Assisting with surgery and conducting complete anesthesia monitoring for all surgeries; Obtaining relevant information and history from clients and maintaining proper and complete medical records; Educating clients about Wellness, preventive care, pet health needs, any diagnosis or treatment, hospital services and other pet related issues; Ensuring the safety of pets, clients and associates by utilizing safe restraining techniques, following standard protocols, and maintaining clean, sterile and organized treatment areas, exam rooms and labs; Providing professional, efficient and exceptional service at all times; Mentoring other paraprofessional team members; Personal and professional development.
Manages multiple tasks at one time; quickly and accurately shifts attention among multiple tasks under distracting conditions without loss of accuracy or appearance of frustration.
Reads, writes and speaks fluent English, using appropriate grammar, style and vocabulary. Correctly spells commonly used English words and job specific terms. Demonstratesexceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order during occasional overwhelming incidents.
Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Translates problems into practical solutions.
Consistently ensures the team provides the client with attentive, courteous andinformative service. Gains and shows personal satisfaction from delivering great service.
Accurately and consistently follows instructions delivered in an oral, written or diagram format. Can provide directions / instructions to clients and staff.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and to compute rate, ratio and percent; ability to convert units of measurement.
Comfortably and confidently uses a computer and specialized medical software, as well as Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel and other programs.
Employment Type: Full-Time
Attitudes (Will Do):
shows willingness and aptitude to take appropriate steps in finding solutions to problems; presents options and ideas to enhance current processes or procedures. Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be done.
Firmly adheres to the values and ethics veterinary medicine and our hospital. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information with others.
Is open to changing situations and opportunities and is willing to perform all tasks assigned.
Able and willing to perform tasks and duties without supervision as appropriate.
Maintains a positive can do outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations.
Job Type: Full-time
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