Veterinary Technician

Employer
Hickory Ridge Animal Hospital
Location
Columbia, MD
Posted
Jan 19, 2022
Closes
Jan 24, 2022
Ref
324636111
Hours
Full Time
About This Location: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!Overview:The Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech) is responsible for assisting Veterinarians in the care of animals. The Vet Tech helps during patient examinations and surgical procedures by restraining animals when necessary, stocking examination and surgery rooms with supplies, sterilizing tools and ensuring that equipment is in working order. Vet Techs also communicate with clients (pet owners) and update patient files. This position may perform an initial evaluation of the animal's condition, clean and wrap wounds, check vital statistics, collect samples and administer medication.Assist doctors with appointments, surgery, and client education per hospital policy.Perform initial evaluation of the pet's condition and advise doctor regarding nature of visit, preventative care due and client concerns.Obtain and prepare laboratory samples as requested by the veterinarian, ie urine, fecal and ear cytology.Notify the doctor of lab results in a timely fashion.Restrain animals in a safe, efficient and compassionate manner during examinations and procedures.Prepare and set up for surgical procedures while utilizing knowledge of proper sterile field requirements.Monitor recovery of surgery patients and communicate with owners per hospital policy.Accurately prepare and dispense medications as directed by the doctor, ensuring that medications are added to the pet's record and appropriately charged to the client.Know vaccination guidelines within the hospital and administer vaccinations under the direction of the doctor.Monitor hospitalized pets and perform treatments as directed by the doctor.Utilize hospital computer systems to document medical records and communicate with clients and teammates.Responsibilities / Qualifications:Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology requiredExperience as a Veterinary Technician, preferred.Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT).Flexible schedule.Must have computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations.Must have the physical and mental capacity to perform in a fast paced and challenging environment.Medical procedures and animal handling will be trained thoroughly on the job; however, excellent communication skills, a sense of urgency, and working harmoniously with teammates is required.Must be dependable, demonstrate strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn.Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.Benefits:Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)Retirement Plan (401k)Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)Short Term DisabilityPaid Time Off (Vacation & Public Holidays) - for eligible positions onlyTeladoc- FREE doctor access 24/7Discounted Veterinary CareEAP (Employee Assistance Program)A large network of over 5,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growthOpportunity to make an impact in your community while tackling a challenging, variety of tasks and the ability to help animals among a great team of people!#LVTSJ

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