Opportunity for a Surgical Veterinary Technician or Highly Trained Assistant
VMSG is a world class specialty referral and emergency center providing pets with extraordinary care. Our highly qualified team delivers compassionate, comprehensive care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We are currently hiring for a F/T surgical technician position. The ideal candidate will have prior specialty practice experience, but we also welcome licensed technicians with extensive general practice experience. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with strong general practice anesthesia/nursing skills to move into specialty practice. If you know SPO2, NIBP, ECG, ETCO2, we want to know you!
The successful candidate will strive for results and be able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of surgeons and techs within a large multi-department veterinary hospital. Primary duties include prepping patients for surgery, monitoring anesthesia, scrubbing in for soft-tissue and orthopedic surgeries, and obtaining radiographs. Duties may also include cleaning instruments and surgical suites, communicating with clients, and assisting our surgeons in exam rooms.
Ventura, California is one of America's most livable communities, located between Malibu and Santa Barbara on the blue Pacific Ocean. Ventura is famed for amazing surfing conditions. Its robust park system provides lots of outdoor opportunities in the beautiful Southern California weather.
Apply online at www.petvetcareers.com. Please see our website at www.vmsg.com to learn more about our center.
Current Veterinary Technician Registration or Certification or Appropriate equivalent work experience
Graduate of an accredited veterinary technology program (preferred)
High School diploma or equivalent
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