Veterinary Technicians provide high quality medical care to all in-patient and adoption center animals as directed by a senior veterinarian.
- Proficiency in proper animal restraint.
- Ability to draw blood and place catheters (jugular and femoral catheterization a plus).
- Experienced or educated in laboratory procedures such as proper blood and specimen handling, reading of fecal assays and urinalysis.
- Familiar with radiographic technique and positioning.
- Administration of intravenous drugs and anesthetic agents, including understanding of the basic mechanics of an anesthesia machine.
- Monitoring of all patients and able to identify medical emergencies.
- Proficiency in aseptic technique, including cleaning, sterilizing and packing of surgical instruments, drapes and gowns.
- Ability to assist in surgery at the discretion of the veterinary doctor.
- Maintain cleanliness in the kennel, prep room and surgery areas; stocking as needed.
- Controlled drug log recording.
- Inventory management.
- Client communication and education
- Basic understanding or the ability to learn veterinary software programs.