Technicians assist veterinarians in the care of animals. They perform check-in evaluations, clean and wrap wounds, check vital statistics, collect samples, and administer medication under the direction of the doctor. Also, they perform basic lab work (urinalysis and blood tests) and assists with dental cleaning procedures. During patient examinations restrain animals. When doctors perform surgical procedures, technicians help by providing tools the doctor may need and monitor vitals. They are responsible for sterilizing tools and ensuring equipment is in working order. Supply stocking. Technicians communicate with pet owners and update patient files.
Veterinary technicians must have excellent communication skills, so that they may interact with pet owners and coworkers. They must have an understanding of animal behavior and strong clinical skills. They must be detail-oriented and well-organized so that they may take medical histories, carry out instructions, document patient statistics and update records. It is essential that a technician enjoys working with animals! and has the ability to comfort, handle and restrain large and small pets.
We prefer candidates that have at least 1 year of experience in the animal field. Experienced technicians should have no problem drawing blood and placing I.V. catheters.
Our hospital is open from 7:30am to 11pm, 7 days a week That means the applicant must be available to work evening shifts and weekends.