Veterinary Technician - Small Animal Medicine - (18001244)
The Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. Since 1979, we have offered high quality medical care, consultation, referral and emergency veterinary services for the care of dogs, cats and exotic pets. The hospital also serves as the primary clinical training environment for the veterinary students, interns and residents.
The Veterinary Technician works as part of an integrated clinical care team to provide high quality nursing care to inpatient, outpatient, surgical, exotic and isolation cases. Provides assistance to clinical care team with regard to patient treatments and procedures, technician appointments/discharges and special procedures. Assists in the ECC section as determined by caseload. In addition, the Veterinary Technician supervises and instructs veterinary students on each rotation.
Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology or a high school diploma (or the equivalent) with at least one year of related experience. Comprehensive understanding of medical terminology and familiarity with veterinary pharmacology. Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities for several patients within a busy clinical setting. Technical abilities such as patient restraint, venipuncture, IV catheter placement and maintenance, fluid therapy, medication administration via oral, intravenous, subcutaneous routes, monitoring and treating patients by demonstrating a thorough understanding of basic disease processes, including infectious and isolation protocols. Must have basic understanding of transfusion medicine, radiology, anesthesia recovery, basic physical therapy, as well as other specialty services. Strong animal husbandry and nursing skills are essential. Ability to effectively work as a member of a diverse team of clinical and administrative professionals. Pride in maintaining assigned areas in a hospital environment. Basic computer skills including the ability to learn the electronic medical record system. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.
Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology preferred. Two or more years of clinical experience preferred. CVT. Exotic animal handling skills desirable. Exotic animals include birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents, special small mammals (such as chinchillas or hedgehogs), reptiles, and amphibians
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
The schedule may include providing University and calendar holiday coverage on a rotating basis as well as evening and weekend hours. The schedule for this position requires flexibility to insure that adequate patient care is provided without interruption or exception. This position is considered essential and is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency closings.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.