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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
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