Licensed Veterinary Technician

    • Job Tracking ID: 512682-494004
    • Job Location: Westhampton, NY
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: April 30, 2015
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: April 21, 2015
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Job Description:

Veterinary Technicians provide high quality medical care to all in-patient and adoption center animals as directed by a senior veterinarian.

Essential Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks:

  • 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.

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications:

  • NYS license required. Eligibility for licensing accepted.
  • General knowledge of instruments and supplies.
  • Skilled, organized, caring and has a desire to be part of a growing veterinary practice
  • Experience in both shelter medicine and private practice preferred
  • Must be able to work weekends

Special Position Requirements:

  • Ability to restrain animals of all sizes, work with blood and feces, and exposure to X-Rays.