PetVet Care Centers

  • Veterinary Technicians - Emergency Room (ER) in O'Fallon, MO

    Job Locations US-MO-Crestwood | US-MO-O'Fallon
    ID
    2017-1162
    # of Openings
    2
    Category
    Technical Support
    Hiring Manager Email
    amiller@stlouisanimal.com
  • Overview

    The Animal Emergency Clinics of St. Louis is growing and looking for veterinary technicians!

     

    Our Clinics offer a broad spectrum of services including emergency and critical patient monitoring, digital radiology, laboratory services, and surgery.

    The majority of our patients are dogs and cats. However, we will also see other small mammals and exotic pets such as ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, birds, and reptiles.


    Our doctors are trained to provide care for a broad spectrum of presenting medical and surgical problems. 

    Each of our employees is important to our patient's care.

    Veterinary technicians and assistants complete an intensive training and testing program that gives them the skills to handle emergency telephone calls as well as provide nursing care to sick and injured pets.

     

    Our animal hospital is newly renovated.  We work in a quick, fast paced that differs from day to day.  You never know what will walk through the door!  There are always interesting cases.

    We have a digital x-ray and in-house blood work.  You will have the opportunity to assist/monitor surgeries.  We pride ourselves on providing quality patient care.


    O'Fallon is a suburb about 35 min from St. Louis.

     

     

    For our location in Kirkwood                                   For our location in O'Fallon
    9937 Big Bend                                                          336 Fort Zumwalt Square
    Kirkwood, MO. 63122                                               O’Fallon, Mo.  63366

     

    For consideration and additional information, please email your current C.V. to: Amy Miller at Amiller@stlouisanimal.com  Website: http://www.stlouisanimalemergencyclinic.org or call 636-240-5496

     

    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.  

    Options

    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed

    Need help finding the right job?

    We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.