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VCA Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center Veterinary Technician
date posted 6.16.20
Position Offered | Vet Technician | Stamford | Connecticut

 

 

We are seeking experienced Credentialed Veterinary Technicians to join our dynamic team at our 24/7 Emergency and Referral Center hospital on swing and overnight shifts.

The successful candidate will be a believer in the possibilities of high quality veterinary medicine and patient care—with the expertise and technical know-how to make them happen. These positions are swing and night shift positions. Full and Part Time

 

Why We Need You

As a member of the VCA team, your mission will be to win the confidence of every pet parent—by delivering an outstanding client experience—so they will partner with us for the lifelong care of their companion animals.

You’ve worked hard for your credentialing and we want you to use the knowledge that you’ve invested your time and talent in. The skills that you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to:

• Venipuncture

• catheter placement

• radiology

• anesthesia monitoring

• physical examinations and patient assessment

• surgical preparation and assistance

• laboratory work

• ICU and Patient Monitoring

• patient recovery

• compassionate care for our hospitalized patients and more

  

Why You Should Consider Us

At VCA, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth.

• You will enjoy exposure to a diverse and stimulating caseload, employ the most advanced imaging and monitoring tools, and tap into the expertise of more than 4,500+ doctors, including 600+ boarded specialists.

• You will sharpen your skills—and even learn some new techniques—and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities.

• We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including: medical/dental/vision and paid vacation (for F/T employees only), 401(k), generous personal pet care discounts, and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

date posted 02/11/2019

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VCA Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center

123 West Cedar Street

123 West Cedar Street

Norwalk, CT 06854

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Ad contact:
Joseph Durso
Norwalk, CT
Phone: 203-854-9960
Fax: 203-838-5956

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Emergency Veterinary Technician
date posted 5.14.20
Position Offered | Vet Technician | Phoenix | Arizona

VCA McCormick Ranch Animal Hospital and Emergency Center is seeking compassionate individuals with veterinary technician experience. Our hospital is a well established, AAHA credited, multi-doctor GP and Emergency center open 24 hours in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. 

We foster learning opportunities that help our staff advance in their careers and support individual growth in veterinary medicine. We strive to create a working schedule to support a good work/life balance. Schedule will include days, nights, weekends, and holidays. We offer fair compensation, which is based on experience and skill level. VCA McCormick Ranch and Emergency Center is looking for someone who isn't just looking for a great job but wants to be part of a family. If you are a team player looking for a veterinary practice that treats their employees and clients like family while practicing the highest quality medicine, please apply!

Applicants must be able to meet the following qualifications:

•            Feel comfortable working independently and with other staff

•            Triage patients, perform outpatient procedures and care for in-house inpatients

•            Process laboratory samples such as blood, urine, free fluid, and fine needle aspirates

•            Feel comfortable administering sedatives and anesthetic agents and monitoring these patients.

•            Perform humane low-stress restraint

•            Be familiar with medical calculations and radiographic techniques and safety

•            Proficiency in venipuncture is required

•            Enthusiasm and a desire to learn and advance in their profession

•            Positive attitude

We offer an AMAZING benefits package - including medical, dental, life, paid time-off, 401(k), great pet benefits and continuing education programs!

If you are passionate about pets and providing exceptional veterinary care, we want you to join our team!

 

Apply today! We look forward to hearing from you!



 

Ad contact:
Dawn Parsons
Scottsdale, Arizona
Phone: 480-948-3837
Fax: 480-948-4601

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Overnight ER Technician
date posted 5.14.20
Position Offered | Vet Technician | Phoenix | Arizona

VCA McCormick Ranch Animal Hospital and Emergency Center is seeking compassionate individuals with veterinary technician experience. Our hospital is a well established, AAHA credited, multi-doctor GP and Emergency center open 24 hours in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. 

We foster learning opportunities that help our staff advance in their careers and support individual growth in veterinary medicine. We strive to create a working schedule to support a good work/life balance. Schedule will include days, nights, weekends, and holidays. We offer fair compensation, which is based on experience and skill level. VCA McCormick Ranch and Emergency Center is looking for someone who isn't just looking for a great job but wants to be part of a family. If you are a team player looking for a veterinary practice that treats their employees and clients like family while practicing the highest quality medicine, please apply!

Applicants must be able to meet the following qualifications:

•            Feel comfortable working independently and with other staff

•            Triage patients, perform outpatient procedures and care for in-house inpatients

•            Process laboratory samples such as blood, urine, free fluid, and fine needle aspirates

•            Feel comfortable administering sedatives and anesthetic agents and monitoring these patients.

•            Perform humane low-stress restraint

•            Be familiar with medical calculations and radiographic techniques and safety

•            Proficiency in venipuncture is required

•            Enthusiasm and a desire to learn and advance in their profession

•            Positive attitude

We offer an AMAZING benefits package - including medical, dental, life, paid time-off, 401(k), great pet benefits and continuing education programs!

If you are passionate about pets and providing exceptional veterinary care, we want you to join our team!

 

Apply today! We look forward to hearing from you!



 

Ad contact:
Dawn Parsons
Scottsdale, Arizona
Phone: 480-948-3837
Fax: 480-948-4601

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Seeking Credentialed Veterinary Technician
date posted 5.13.20
Position Offered | Vet Technician | Louisville | Kentucky


We are seeking an experienced Credentialed Veterinary Technician and/or an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our amazing and continuously growing hospital team at VCA Fairleigh Animal Hospital. We are located right in the heart of the Highlands of Louisville. We strive to provide exceptional care to our patients and we continue to grow and evolve with the services we can offer. We would love for you to become a part of our family!


Job Description Summary

Job Summary:

Assist doctor and other hospital staff by care and cleaning of patients and facilities including

completing patient treatments, assisting in surgery and all other animal care functions as well as other tasks involved in the operations of a veterinary hospital.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Previous experience or training/education working in a veterinary facility.

• Must be friendly, outgoing, “people oriented.”

• Excellent communications skills.

• Must be capable of being cross-trained for front office receptionist duties that will be

expected in the job.

• Telephone and computer skills are necessary.

• Must be a team player willing to learn new techniques and treatments and to accept

change.


Education and Experience:

• College or college-equivalent education as required in becoming a Registered or

Certified Veterinary Technician.


Authority:

• Direct and guide veterinary assistants, including kennel attendants and bathers.

• Technician training as needed.

• Perform emergency care within regulatory limits.


Physical Requirements:

• Dependable attendance is required.

• Any allergies to animals must be controllable through medication.

• Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

• Must be willing to work long or irregular hours under pressure conditions.

• This position requires the ability to walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during a

minimum 8-hour day.

• Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people and understand

written directions.

• Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and over

the telephone.

• Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing hospital equipment such as electric clippers,

syringes, radiology equipment, laboratory equipment, computers, etc.


Duties:

The following is a list of essential job requirements. This list may be revised at any time and

additional duties not listed here may be assigned as needed. Job functions and job

responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1. Client Relations

2. Nursing Care

3. Housekeeping/Maintenance

4. Examinations/Assessments

5. Record Keeping

6. Anesthesia

7. Surgery

8. Radiology

9. Dentistry

10. Laboratory

11. Pharmacy

12. Marketing


Client Relations:

• Agree to incorporate the principles of the VCA Mission Statement, Three Steps of

Service and VCA Standards of Client Service in their daily job performance.

• Demonstrate excellent relations with clients/pets in waiting and/or exam rooms:

- Assist receptionists with client/patient checking in and checking out of hospital.

- Ensure that clients and pets feel welcome and comfortable.

- Serve as “Ambassadors” for creating and maintaining goodwill for the hospital.

- Build rapport with clients and pets.

- Immediately greet clients and their pets by name making eye contact with clients

while speaking to them.

- Help new clients completely fill out the registration form. Inform new clients about the

hospital’s services, etc.

- Exceed the client’s expectations of service.

- If there is a delay, keep clients informed of expected waiting time.

- Must support reception staff by providing telephone support to ensure that clients’

calls and requests are being processed in a timely manner.

- Provide support to reception staff in appointment scheduling.

- Ability to effectively communicate and educate clients on general animal husbandry

and answer non-medical questions:

- General dietary requirements, and feeding schedules.

- Vaccination schedules for dogs and cats.

- Basic dietary recommendations (types of diets that may be recommended for a pet).

- Dental care instructions.


- Indications for performing routine laboratory tests (i.e. fecals, heartworm, leukemia,

etc.).

- Housebreaking techniques.

- General flea and tick control.

- VCA Quality Care Programs, especially the staff question and answer sections and

the information on each program’s client information sheet.

Nursing Care:

• Compassionate nursing care is the top priority for all patients.

• Make certain all patients are kept clean and as comfortable as possible.

• Assist in treating hospitalized animals under veterinary supervision.

• Continuously monitor all patients admitted to the hospital.

• Ensure all patients are clearly identified including entry on hospital day sheet, cage card,

and ID collar.

• Assist veterinarians to direct traffic (patients and care) and leverage staff time.

• Efficiently organize daily duties and medical-surgical procedures to best utilize staff’s

time.

• Participate in client communication and education, explaining administration of

medications, follow-up care, diet recommendations and general animal care.

• Flexibility in working hours is required to ensure that the job is done properly (willing to

work beyond scheduled hours if necessary).

Housekeeping and Maintenance of Hospital:

• Make certain entire hospital both inside and outside, including treatment, surgery,

kennels, runs, parking lot and entry is kept very clean throughout the day (so that a client

could enter the treatment room and/or hospital ward and see their pet without any

notice). This includes your own clothing and appearance.

• Advise Medical Director or Technical Supervisor of any conditions that are unsafe,

including unrecognized hazards or infractions of safety rules.


Examinations:

• Ability to perform a cursory examination of an animal.

• Ability to use a stethoscope and otoscope.

• Ability to recognize fleas, ticks and other external parasites.

• Ability to recognize other potential health care issues, i.e., dental, signs and behavior

patterns that suggest an animal may be in pain, and necessity of veterinarian’s

examination.

• Clearly communicate your findings to doctor. Refuse to make a diagnosis.


Records

• Keep records up to date. This includes client records with charges, medical history,

vaccination status, medications administered, laboratory reports, etc.

• Maintain all log books (radiology, surgery, anesthesia, laboratory and controlled

substance logs, etc.).

• Handwriting must be neat and legible.


Anesthesia

• Understand how to maintain and use the hospital’s inhalation anesthetic machines.

• Administer certain anesthetics under direct doctor supervision.

• Monitor anesthesia under direct doctor supervision.

• Familiarity with procedures and antidotes for an anesthesia emergency.


Surgery:

• Understand how to prep animals for aseptic surgery.

• Understand principles of aseptics in the surgery room and participate in maintaining

sterile conditions.

• Know the names and general uses of surgical instruments and equipment.

• Maintain and sterilize surgical instruments and packs.

• Be willing and able to assist the doctor with certain surgical procedures.

Radiology:

• Position animals properly for radiography.

• Know how to properly use positioning devices so that patients may be radiographed

without the requirement of assistants holding animals in place whenever possible.

• Develop radiographs.

• Maintain and care for all radiology equipment.

• Practice all safety regulations in regard to radiology.


Dentistry:

• Understand how to set up and use the hospital’s dental prophylactics unit.

• Perform routine dental prophylactics procedures as directed by a staff veterinarian.

• Know general uses of the hospital’s instrumentation for endodontic, exodontic

procedures, etc.

• Ability to take dental radiographs if necessary.



Laboratory:

• Draw blood samples.

• Collect stool and urine samples.

• Prepare lab request forms.

• Perform certain laboratory tests:

- Stool exams (flotation tests and Giardia fecal antigen tests)

- Urinalysis

- Heartworm test

- Skin scrapings

- FELV tests

Pharmacy:

• Create prescription labels, fill prescriptions and dispense medications as directed by a

doctor.

• Control inventory and assist in ordering medications and supplies.

• Maintain proper storage and safekeeping of drugs as directed by a doctor.


Marketing:

• Understand, participate and support planned VCA marketing events and programs.

• Present marketing promotions to clients in a professional manner.



 

Ad contact:
Rachel Whitehead
Louisville, KY
Phone: 502-451-6655

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Certified Veterinary Technician
date posted 4.23.20
Position Offered | Vet Technician | Milwaukee | Wisconsin

Rainbows and unicorns! Are you looking for a fun environment to work with awesome unicorns!?!? If you are, VCA Pahle Animal Hospital is the place for you! VCA has opportunities available for an experienced full time Certified Veterinary Technician!


Our ideal unicorn candidate practices high quality veterinary medicine and patient care with the experience and technical know-how. They are a devoted team player who thrives in a fast paced and fun filled environment and is invested in their colleagues success. We are also willing to mentor a new graduate who radiates positivity and initiative.

Your teaching and marketing skills will come in handy when you educate clients on the value of preventive veterinary care. Perhaps the greatest asset you can contribute to our team is your emotional intelligence.

We offer a competitive compensation and great benefits, including health insurance, 401(k), generous pet discounts and more! Go to www.VCAjobs.com to check out all the bells and whistles of this awesome job!

Please forward your resume with a brief cover letter to Gail.Pipke@vca.com to be considered for this position. Please no phone calls. 



 

Ad contact:
Gail Pipke
West Allis, WI
Phone: 414-541-6440
Fax: 414-321-0585

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