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Veterinary Technician

Company: PetVet Care Centers
Location: Concord
Posted on: June 20, 2020

Job Description:

Four Corners Veterinary Hospital, Concord CAWe are seeking an experienced full-time RVT to join our highly-trained and dedicated staff. This person is skilled in leadership and communication, detail-oriented, and has the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment while remaining calm under pressure. Working knowledge of Cornerstone and Dayforce is a plus.Our RVTs must have a broad knowledge of animal science, medicine, and animal husbandry, including a basic knowledge of pharmacology and sufficient mathematical skills to ensure the administration of accurate drug and fluid doses. We are a Fear Free Certified Practice and utilize low stress handling techniques, so RVTs must be able to successfully restrain animals in this manner. RVTs complete clinical laboratory tests, use multiple radiology techniques, administer and monitor animals under anesthesia, assist in surgery, and perform dental procedures. Your knowledge and skills will be used to provide our clients and patients with quality service in preventative healthcare, geriatric medicine, behavioral care, avian/ exotic medicine, and standard surgical procedures.The hospital is open six (6) days per week, so there will be some closing and Saturday shifts required. We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including: health care benefits, paid time off, uniform allowance, continuing education allowance and generous pet care discounts.Experienced RVTs only.Position Overview: The Veterinary Technician supports hospital operations by providing dedicated quality veterinary care and exceptional service to our patients and clients. You will assist in providing patient care, conducting examinations, assisting during surgery, provide nursing care, and maintaining patient medical records. Tasks include:

  • Determine animal requirements by conducting examinations and interviews, reviewing care plans and records, completing laboratory tests and studies, and diagnostic imaging.
  • Care for patients by taking vital signs, collecting samples, administering medications, drugs, and vaccines, and bandaging and wrapping wounds.
  • Support patient examinations and operations by assembling required supplies and instruments, securing and bringing patients to examination rooms, and restraining patients.
  • Fill prescriptions and administer medications, including proper documentation, logging and security of controlled drugs.
  • Maintain a safe, secure, healthy and humane environment by following documented standards and procedures in compliance with applicable legal regulations.
  • Maintain medical records by documenting patients' conditions, reactions, and changes; updates database in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ability to demonstrate and follow correct procedures in catheter placement, phlebotomy, emergency medicine, and digital radiology.Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:
    • High school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education, and/or experience.
    • Two or more years of experience with veterinary appointments performing above duties.
    • Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), or the Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician (LVMT) preferred.
    • Able to perform moderately physically demanding work, that requires a lot of lifting (up to 50 pounds), cleaning, and constant motion.
    • Ability to work with or around sick animals, potentially hazardous materials, cleaning chemicals, gas anesthetics, zoonotic diseases, and unpleasant odors.
    • Must be flexible with scheduling and able to work some weekends and holidays.Four Corners Veterinary Hospital is an AAHA Accredited and Fear Free Certified Hospital providing outstanding and compassionate care to pets for over 50 years. Please apply online through PetVetCareers.com

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