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  • Veterinary Technician/Assistant for Internal Medicine for VMSG, San Juan Capistrano

    Job Locations US-CA-San Juan Capistrano
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    Opportunity for an Internal Medicine Veterinary Technician/Assistant



    A Veterinary Assistant is the foundation of a solid clinical 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. 


    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, which is overseen by board-certified Veterinary Critical Care specialists.


    VMSG has the highest possible nurse-to-patient ratio using state-of-the-art monitoring, diagnostic, and treatment equipment.


    Our services include:

    • 24-Hour Doctor Supervised Care
    • State Of The Art Monitoring
    • In-House Lab Capabilities
    • Imaging Capabilities; C-Arm, 64 slice CT, 2 Ultrasound Units, 2 Digital Radiology Suites
    • In-house Blood Bank
    • Ventilators
    • O2 And Thermoregulatory Assistance
    • Low Patient/Staff Ratio
    • 24-Hour Surgicenter
    • Endoscopy: Ridged, Flexible and Ureteroscope

    We are able to attract the finest clinicians by offering:

    • Competitive salaries
    • Full benefits including 401k
    • PTO
    • Uniform allowance

    Located one hour south of Los Angeles, San Juan Capistrano is named for the Mission that was founded here in 1776. The city is a beautiful place to live, with a variety of outdoor activities and a large recreational trail system. A large equestrian complex hosts a number of events through the year, and farmers markets operate year round.


    Please see our website at to learn more about our center.


    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


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




    Current Veterinary Technician Registration or Certification or Appropriate equivalent work experience



    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 or email your CV to Sera Cullen. If you have any questions please contact Sera at 203-502-7438.  


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