Registered Veterinary Technician
Hickory Ridge Animal Hospital is located in Columbia, Maryland and has been serving the community since 1984. We are a full-service animal hospital providing veterinary care to dogs, cats, and pocket pets and offer services such as routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Here at Hickory Ridge, we have a dedicated team of professionals from diverse backgrounds that are well-trained and highly skilled. Our team loves our client's pets and love what they do. The goal of each staff member is to provide our client's and their pets with the most excellent care possible so they can continue to do what they love with you for many years to come. If you are a passionate and caring team player, please apply today!A' Southern Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian-owned and managed network of 300+ animal hospitals with the common goal of providing the highest quality veterinary care to companion animals with exceptional client experiences.A' We are seeking a Credentialed Veterinary Technician to join our growing team and help ensure we are providing those great experiences. When you join our organization as a Veterinary Technician, you gain access to a peer network of over 5000 individuals, CE allowance, and Learning & Development programs to help you meet your career goals. Whether you are just now starting your journey as a Veterinary Technician or are looking to make a change, SVP provides you with the resources you need to have a rewarding, enjoyable, and balanced career. Position Skills:Patient examinations, auscultation of heart and lung sounds, determine normal/abnormal TPRs and QATS Professional client communication and education obtaining medical histories and symptomsA' Laboratory procedures including but not limited to: hematology, cytology, urinalysis, microbiology, blood chemistry, and fecals Diagnostic imaging and implementing safety protocols of fellow staff members Surgical assisting; preparing and maintaining the surgical environment in order to ensure an asepsis environment for both patient and personal safety. Anesthesia monitoring and endotracheal intubation Nursing skills including: restraining patients, administering medications PO/IV/SUBQ/IM, applying and maintaining bandages, providing high quality physical and psychological needs of the patient during any hospitalization stay or visit Proficient in dental prophylaxis Pharmacy and pharmacology knowledge including: preparing and dispensing medications, calculating dosages, recognizing adverse reactions, knowledge of regulations regarding the safe handling of biohazardous materialsPosition Requirements:Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT).Flexible schedule including some weekend and holiday shifts.Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations.Ready to help us WAG?We live out our WAG Values on a daily basis, but don't just take our word for it. Check out the video below to hear directly from some of our teammates on what our WAG Values mean to them. BenefitsA' Our team members enjoy an extensive, comprehensive benefits package. When you're on our team, we've got you covered.YOUR HEALTH - COVERED.Health InsuranceDental InsurancePaid Time OffVision InsuranceCritical Illness InsuranceMental Health CounselingHospital Indemnity InsuranceLife & Accident InsuranceLong & Short-term Disability InsuranceTeledoc- FREE doctor access 24/7A' YOUR FAMILY - COVERED.Caring for Elderly FamilyReturning to Work After a BabyDivorceMoving to a New CommunityGrieving for a Lost Loved OneMilitary Family MattersJob Relocation Buying or Selling a HomeA' YOUR FINANCES - COVERED.Sign-on Bonuses Dependent Care Flexible Spending AccountBudgeting and Financial GuidanceTeammate Referral ProgramDiscounted Veterinary CareRetirement PlanningWill and Testament PlanningTax IssuesIdentify Theft RecoveryLegal CounselingTeammate Assistance ProgramAbout Southern Veterinary PartnersSVP pursues partnerships with like-minded veterinarians to build this growing network of compassionate, service-oriented animal hospitals. We're based in Birmingham, AL, but the heartbeat of our organization is in our 300+ local animal hospitals across the country.A' Our team's continuous dedication has rewarded us with remarkable growth, and Southern Veterinary Partners now employs more than 5,000 employees nationwide. The organization's success has not gone unnoticed, landing us recognition among Inc. 5000's List of "Fastest Growing Companies in America" (2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021), Birmingham Business Journal's "FastTrack 30" of the Fastest Growing Companies in Birmingham (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021), and Birmingham Business Journal's "Best Places to Work"A' (2021).A' You + SVP | Amazing TogetherLet's talk about your amazing future. Start the conversation with our teams today.