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Licensed Veterinary Technician (PT)

Company: Southern Veterinary Partners
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Acredale Animal Hospital Kempsville is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia and has been serving the Hampton Roads community in coastal Virginia since 1986. We have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care for dogs and cats.
We are a full-service animal hospital and welcome both 24-hour emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. We have all of the modern equipment you would expect, including digital radiography, ultrasound, in-house laboratory equipment, forced triad electrosurgical cutting with ligasure, and oxygen supplementation housing for patients.
Here at Acredale our clients' pet's health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give their animals the care they deserve. If you are a passionate and caring team player please apply today!The Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech) is responsible for assisting Veterinarians in the care of animals. The Vet Tech helps during patient examinations and surgical procedures by restraining animals when necessary, stocking examination and surgery rooms with supplies, sterilizing tools and ensuring that equipment is in working order. Vet Techs also communicate with clients (pet owners) and update patient files. This position may perform an initial evaluation of the animal's condition, clean and wrap wounds, check vital statistics, collect samples and administer medication.

  • Assist doctors with appointments, surgery, and client education per hospital policy.
  • Perform initial evaluation of the pet's condition and advise doctor regarding nature of visit, preventative care due and client concerns.
  • Obtain and prepare laboratory samples as requested by the veterinarian, i.e. urine, fecal and ear cytology.
  • Notify the doctor of lab results in a timely fashion.
  • Restrain animals in a safe, efficient and compassionate manner during examinations and procedures.
  • Prepare and set up for surgical procedures while utilizing knowledge of proper sterile field requirements.
  • Monitor recovery of surgery patients and communicate with owners per hospital policy.
  • Accurately prepare and dispense medications as directed by the doctor, ensuring that medications are added to the pet's record and appropriately charged to the client.
  • Know vaccination guidelines within the hospital and administer vaccinations under the direction of the doctor.
  • Monitor hospitalized pets and perform treatments as directed by the doctor.
  • Utilize hospital computer systems to document medical records and communicate with clients and teammates.
    • Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology required
    • Experience as a Veterinary Technician, preferred.
    • Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT).
    • Flexible schedule including some weekend and holiday shifts.
    • Must have computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations.
    • Must have the physical and mental capacity to perform in a fast paced and challenging environment.
    • Medical procedures and animal handling will be trained thoroughly on the job; however, excellent communication skills, a sense of urgency, and working harmoniously with teammates is required.
    • Must be dependable, demonstrate strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn.
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
      • Competitive salary, based on experience and expertise
      • Discounted Veterinary Care
      • Teladoc
      • A large network of over 5,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growth
      • Opportunity to make an impact in your community while tackling a challenging, variety of tasks and the ability to help animals among a great team of people!#LVTSJ

Keywords: Southern Veterinary Partners, Virginia Beach , Licensed Veterinary Technician (PT), Healthcare , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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