Companion Animal Hospital in 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:
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
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