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Veterinary Technician

Company: PetVet Care Centers
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

We are a busy specialty practice with hospitals in both Kirkland and Renton. We pride ourselves on our collaborative partnership with primary care veterinarians, giving exceptional patient care and excellent client service, and for being a truly great place to work!Our hospital is paperless, and we are AAHA accredited. We primarily see dogs and cats, but we also see horses, small animals, wildlife, and all kinds of exotics! We are ophthalmology-only so we do not handle euthanasia and end of life care, but compassion is still a must. Along with excellent patient and client care, we value quality medicine, integrity, and going beyond expectations in all that we do. We are looking for a friendly, smart, and hardworking candidate. We have an on-call rotation and we see some emergencies after hours so some flexibility in hours worked is required. Basic vet tech duties are required for this position but ophthalmology experience is not required as we will train you in this area. Our work schedule is four 10 hour shifts. No Weekends! Starting pay if from $25.00 an hour more on experience! Benefits after 30 working days!Position Overview: The Veterinary Technician supports hospital operations by providing dedicated quality veterinary care and exceptional service to our patients and clients. You will assist in providing patient care, conducting examinations, assisting during surgery, provide nursing care, and maintaining patient medical records. Tasks include:

  • Determine animal requirements by conducting examinations and interviews, reviewing care plans and records, completing laboratory tests and studies, and diagnostic imaging.
  • Care for patients by taking vital signs, collecting samples, administering medications, drugs, and vaccines, and bandaging and wrapping wounds.
  • Support patient examinations and operations by assembling required supplies and instruments, securing and bringing patients to examination rooms, and restraining patients.
  • Fill prescriptions and administer medications, including proper documentation, logging and security of controlled drugs.
  • Maintain a safe, secure, healthy and humane environment by following documented standards and procedures in compliance with applicable legal regulations.
  • Maintain medical records by documenting patients' conditions, reactions, and changes; updates database in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ability to demonstrate and follow correct procedures in catheter placement, phlebotomy, emergency medicine, and digital radiology.Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education, and/or experience.
  • Two or more years of experience with veterinary appointments performing above duties.
  • Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), or the Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician (LVMT) preferred.Able to perform moderately physically demanding work, that requires a lot of lifting (up to 50 pounds), cleaning, and constant motion.
  • Ability to work with or around sick animals, potentially hazardous materials, cleaning chemicals, gas anesthetics, zoonotic diseases, and unpleasant odors.
  • Must be flexible with scheduling and able to work some weekends and holidays.What We Offer:
  • Competitive salary dependent upon experience
  • 401K
  • Discounts for employee pets
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • Scrub allowance
  • CE budget
  • $1,000 SIGN ON BONUS!Job Type: Full-timePay: $25.00 - $30.00 per hourCOVID-19 considerations:During the COVID-19 pandemic, we require all staff to wear a mask while at work. In addition to masks, we practice frequent hand washing, sanitizing, and practice social distancing whenever possible.--Please apply online through

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