PetVet Care Centers

Veterinary Technician, Companion Animal Hospital, Groton, CT

US-CT-Groton
ID
2017-1135
# of Openings
1
Category
Technical Support
Hiring Manager Email
PKonakowitz@tlc4pets.com

Overview

Companion Animal Hospital, Groton Ct. is currently looking for a part time Certified Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Technician with at least 3 years experience. We are looking for motivated, caring and organized individuals. Come join a dynamic team. Please email your resume to Cheryl@tlc4pets.com.
* Minimum of 18 years old.

*Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to deal with them even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.

*Can stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis.

* Is well-spoken and approaches his/her job duties in a mature nature.

*Is experienced in the teamwork approach and works well with all levels of hospital team members.

*Have excellent client communication skills.

*Work requires lifting and carrying animals (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs). Walks or stands for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent position. 

 

 

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

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