The Veterinary Technician is responsible for providing the best possible patient care and to assist the Veterinarians in the performance of their duties. The essential requirement of this position is to function as a member of the professional staff.
Veterinary Technician’s will assist the doctors in surgery; perform simple medical procedures, train technicians and administer medications as directed by the doctor. This position is the key technical assistant for the President and Veterinarians.
The Veterinary Technician reports directly to the President and Veterinarian.
The Veterinary Technician is granted the authority, by the President, to train the technical staff to properly perform their job duties.
Has the authority to perform minor medical procedures and handle special projects assigned by the President.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Veterinary Technician is responsible for organizing, directing, and controlling routine animal care under the direction of the President.
• This includes making sure all required documentation is completed as correct before beginning treatment. For example; work order forms, patient charts, prescriptions, etc.
• Prepare and administer routine vaccinations under the direction of the doctors.
• Document patient history and or issues before examination.
• Ensure that all technical services are performed such as; examinations, surgical preparation, lab work, etc.
• Take samples and operate laboratory instruments and provide results to the doctors for interpretation.
• Assist doctors in surgery.
• Prepare operating room for surgery and ensure proper instruments have been sterilized
• Maintenance and calibration of all equipment.
• Perform routine lab test, take regular vital signs reading (pulse, respiration and temperature), and provide additional care to patient.
• Answer client’s questions about proper care, feeding, as well as basic medical questions. Explain information about surgical procedures and discharge instructions.
• The Veterinary Technician will also be assigned regular scheduled appointments such as; nail trimmings, suture removals, Bordetella vaccinations, and anal gland expressions.
• Other tasks as assigned by the President or Veternarian.
Measurements of Performance
The Veterinary Technician shall be deemed to be performing in an acceptable manner when the following have occurred:
• The above responsibilities are performed in an acceptable quantity, and all work is of the highest quality.
• All client-contact is approached with a cheerful, positive attitude, and professional conduct and behavior is exhibited at all times
• Patients receive the highest quality of care and any complaints are quickly resolved to the satisfaction of all involved.
o Required: Must be a licensed Veterinarian Technician or in school working toward licensure.
o Required: Must have a state-issued driver’s license.
o Required: Related industry experience.
o Preferred: Several years experience working as a Veterinary Technician.
• Skill, Knowledge and Abilities in the veterinary field
o Must be able to adapt to rapidly-changing situations while remaining calm and professional.
o Must be quick-thinking and able to express themselves verbally through presentations and written communication.
o Body Positions: Sitting, standing, walking
o Lifting: Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds.
o Body Movements: Carrying items, use of hands to operate office equipment, eyes, arms, voice, and overall countenance.
o Language ability includes reading, writing, spelling and the ability to orally communicate clearly. Must be able to work under time constraints.
Primarily indoor office environment. Some outside activity required.
Curbside pick up for food/medications Clients are required to wear masks for in person appointments