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Licensed Veterinary Technician


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:

  • Veterinary Technician licensure and registration required (New York State).
  • Belief in preventative care to achieve a long and healthy life for each pet.
  • You thrive on providing exceptional client and pet experiences.
  • You have great computer skills and aptitude.
  • Hours must be flexible (day, evening, weekend) when assigned.
  • You are comfortable working in an environment with loud noises and strong smells.
  • Must be able to perform all required skills of AVMA accredited veterinary technology programs at a level in which to aid in the efficiency of the practice
  • You are physically able to interact with animals of all sizes (up to about 150 lbs) and lift/carry/move up to 50 lb loads (e.g., bags of dog food).
  • Must be at least 18 years old to perform duties involving radiography (x-ray) and exposure to radioactive substances.
  • Graduation from technology program required and passed licensing exam(s) requirements for NYS. Client service experience a plus.

Job Aspects:

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.

  • Ability to multi-task-

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.

  • Communication skills

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.

  • Organizational ability

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.

  • Problem solving skills

Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Translates problems into practical solutions.

  • Client service skills

Consistently ensures the team provides the client with attentive, courteous andinformative service. Gains and shows personal satisfaction from delivering great service.

  • Intellectual ability

Accurately and consistently follows instructions delivered in an oral, written or diagram format. Can provide directions / instructions to clients and staff.

  • Mathematical ability

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and to compute rate, ratio and percent; ability to convert units of measurement.

  • Computer skills

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.

  • Integrity

Firmly adheres to the values and ethics veterinary medicine and our hospital. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.

  • Cooperativeness

Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information with others.

  • Flexibility

Is open to changing situations and opportunities and is willing to perform all tasks assigned.

  • Independence

Able and willing to perform tasks and duties without supervision as appropriate.

  • Tolerance for Stress / Resiliency

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


  • Veterinary Technician: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Associate (Required)


  • New York Veterinary Technician (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

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