Job DescriptionThe veterinary technician is the veterinarian’s primary medical support. They begin the examination procedure and continue to assist the doctor throughout the examination, diagnosis and treatment phases. They aid the veterinarians in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work and administrative detail. They have a very significant role in communicating with and educating clients about their pets.Qualifications
•High school diploma or equivalent•Veterinary Technician Certification (CVT) desirable but not required.•Previous On-The-Job Training desirable when not a CVT.•Two years experience as veterinary technician or assistant. •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.•Has excellent client communication skills.
Hold or restrain animals during veterinary procedures.
Clean and maintain kennels, animal holding areas, examination or operating rooms.
Fill medication prescriptions.
Assist veterinarians in examining animals to determine the nature of illnesses or injuries.
Monitor animals recovering from surgery and notify veterinarians of any unusual changes or symptoms.
Clean, maintain, and sterilize instruments or equipment.
Examine animals to detect behavioral changes or clinical symptoms that could indicate illness or injury.
Educate or advise clients on animal health care, nutrition, or behavior problems.
Administer medication, immunizations, or blood plasma to animals as prescribed by veterinarians.
Collect and process laboratory specimens, such as blood, urine, or feces for testing.
Prepare surgical equipment and pass instruments or materials to veterinarians during surgical procedures.
Prepare feed for animals according to specific instructions, such as diet lists or schedules.
Provide emergency first aid to sick or injured animals.
Perform routine laboratory tests or diagnostic tests, such as taking x-rays.
Exercise animals or provide them with companionship.
Prepare examination or treatment rooms by stocking them with appropriate supplies.
Provide assistance with euthanasia of animals or disposal of corpses.
Record information relating to animal genealogy, feeding schedules, appearance, behavior, or breeding.
Perform office reception duties, such as scheduling appointments or helping customers.
Perform hygiene-related duties, such as clipping animals' claws or cleaning and polishing teeth.
Perform accounting duties, such as bookkeeping, billing customers for services, or maintaining inventories.
Sell pet food or supplies to customers.
Dust, spray, or bathe animals to control insect pests.
Any other duties required based on job description.