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Licensed Veterinary Technician

Great Falls Animal Hospital
Great Falls, VA 22066
Full-time, Part-time
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Job Description

The Licensed Veterinary Technician’s primary role is to support and assist the doctors of the hospital. This candidate should be one that promotes a cooperative working environment among staff members, understands the value of teamwork and shows enthusiasm and willingness to perform to help the hospital function as one unit. The Veterinary Technician will begin the physical examination and continue to assist the doctor throughout the examination, diagnosis and treatment phases of the pet’s visit. Vet Techs will also interact closely with client’s communicating; general information, home care and other information in regards to the pet’s care.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs all duties in accordance with government regulations and hospital policies and procedures.

  • Prepares and maintains the exam rooms and treatment areas.

  • Assists the doctor in medical, surgical and dental procedures; prepares patients for surgery; assists the doctor in administering anesthetics; monitors patients during surgery and recovery; administers fluids.

  • Gives injections and administers oral medications.

  • Performs emergency procedures such as control of bleeding, resuscitation with oxygen, and external cardiac massage.

  • Assists in restraining pets when necessary.

  • Performs clinical laboratory procedures such as fecal flotation exams, heartworm checks, skin scrapings, urinalysis, and fungal cultures; draws blood for laboratory analysis; maintains file of lab test results and ensures that test results are recorded in patient records.

  • Performs radiography and performs ECGs.

  • Admits and discharges patients on the doctor's orders. Counsels clients on various aspects of animal care; explains dosage/purpose of medications; reinforces the proper care and procedures that should be followed at home; makes follow-up calls to clients.

  • Understands usage and dosage for commonly used prescription drugs including heartworm preventative and prescription flea control products and can readily explain them to clients.

  • Properly cleans all surgical materials after they are used; keeps the operating room stocked and prepared for surgery.

  • Maintains an appropriate inventory of all drugs and medical supplies.

  • Assists other staff members as required.

  • Prepares estimates for clients

  • Performs other duties as determined by the doctors.



  • Veterinary Technician licensure for Virginia

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience as a licensed veterinary technician, preferred but not required

  • Should have knowledge of; MS Excel Spreadsheet software and MS Word; MS PowerPoint Word Processing software.

Previous experience with veterinary practice software is a plus.

Company Description

We are a busy six doctor, small animal, AAHA practice. While most of our patients are cats & dogs, we do treat exotics and injured wildlife as well. We have an updated facility with in house laboratory, digital radiology & digital dental radiology; including five exam rooms, a surgical and dental suite, and isolation ward. Our hospital team utilizes technicians to their fullest potential and we provide an environment for continued education and development. Assistants are responsible for communicating with doctors and technicians about the patients in their care. CSR's are key participants in our patients health, and making sure the workflow is steady. CSR's work with doctors, technicians, assistants and hospital manager to make sure clients are informed about their pets health and next steps in the medical treatment process.

We offer our employees a great environment in which to work, as well as terrific benefits. Come and join our team helping pets live longer healthier lives with their families.
Posting ID: 593723851Posted: 2021-02-24