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  • Veterinary Technician at Pet Doctors of America in Jacksonville, FL

    Job Locations US-FL-Jacksonville | US-FL-Jacksonville
    ID
    2017-1102
    # of Openings
    4
    Category
    Technical Support
    Hiring Manager Email
    melinda@petdoctorsofamerica.com
  • Overview

    Pet Doctors of America is seeking a professional, experienced technician to join our team of veterinarians in Jacksonville, Florida.
    We have a collaborative team of talented veterinarians and techs, working in our AAHA accredited practice.  We pride ourselves on practicing the highest quality medicine while providing excellent customer service.

    Our practice is supported by a talented, highly trained staff. If you are looking to work in a progressive animal healthcare environment, we look forward to having you join our team.

    We have the following tools and equipment at our fingertips:

    • Double Surgical Suites
    • Two Wet Treatment Tubs
    • Oxygen Cage
    • Two Oxygen Generators
    • IDEXX diagnostic labs and in house diagnostic equipment
    • Digital Radiography
    • Sopix Digital Dental Radiography
    • Companion Laser Therapy
    • GE Portable Ultrasound Machine
    • Our four exam rooms are equipped with laptop computers and 42" televisions
    • Isolation room with separate ventilation and a fenced area dedicated for isolation patients

     

    A Veterinary Technician is the foundation of a solid clinical medical practice and the primary support of our doctors.  The duties of a technician require practical knowledge of hospital procedures, policies and services; client and patient treatment protocols; hospital computer systems; and the standard procedures, records, and terminology used in a veterinary hospital. They assist in pet restraint, lab work, procedures, surgery, nursing care, and triage/discharge of patients.

    Responsibilities

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Perform TPR (temperature, pulse and respiration) assessments, treatments, and administer medication as directed by the veterinarian
    • Prep and assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures
    • Triage patients and gather brief medical histories
    • Perform laboratory tests and take radiographs
    • Operate and maintain hospital equipment, i.e., EKG, fluid pump, syringe pump, scales, syringe pump, anesthetic monitors and machines
    • Anesthetize animals and monitor anesthesia under the direction and supervision of the veterinarian
    • Communicate with clients/owners about the status of patients, as directed by the veterinarian
    • Fill prescriptions/administer medications, including proper documentation, logging, and security of controlled drugs
    • Maintain cleanliness of exam rooms (after each patient), reception areas, hospital grounds, and treatment areas, as needed
    • Clean cages, as needed
    • Do laundry
    • Communicate patient status with oncoming staff and veterinarians, and update records and financial information, as needed, in the computer
    • Display confidence and reassurance when dealing with pets experiencing severe stress, illness, and/or pain
    • Communicate and approach job duties in a mature manner
    • Foster teamwork approach and work well with all levels of hospital team members
    • Participate in on-call schedule as assigned
    • Participate in all staff and technician/assistant mandatory staff meetings
    • Answer phones and perform other reception duties as needed by the hospital
    • Proactive role in developing new skills and furthering knowledge base by attending CE.
    • Demonstrate flexibility to float to other departments in times of need
    • Support the team in welcoming new employees and assist in the training process when needed

    Proficiency

    • Clinical laboratory procedures
    • Medication calculations and administration
    • Venipuncture
    • Intubation
    • Catheter placement
    • Animal restraint
    • Vital sign monitoring
    • Client communications
    • Radiographic technique and anesthesiology

     

    Qualifications

    Expertise/Certifications

    Current Veterinary Technician Registration or Certification or Appropriate equivalent work experience

     

    Education

    Graduate of an accredited veterinary technology program (preferred)

    High School diploma or equivalent

     

    Work Experience

    One or more years’ experience in veterinary environment, including intern assignments

     

    Physical and Other Requirements

    Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (work requires lifting, carrying, and restraining animals – with assistance from other staff members for animals weighing over 50 pounds)

    Ability to walk or stand for 10 to 12 hours (or longer shifts, as needed); frequently working in a bent position

    Ability to handle stressful situations

    Ability to complete assigned tasks, even if extended work hours are required in order to do so

    How to Apply

    For immediate consideration, please apply for this position at www.petvetcareers.com.

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