Veterinary Specialty Services provides advanced specialized care for animals, collaborating with veterinarians throughout the St. Louis area, and beyond. We are a 24-hour specialty and emergency hospital committed to providing excellent, advanced care. Our state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped with advanced diagnostic equipment. We are looking to add talented specialty veterinary technicians to our team at our main location in Manchester, MO and our new location in O'Fallon, MO as we continue to grow and expand.
Summary of Responsibilities:
Our specialty technicians work directly with our speciality doctors in their departments to provide advanced patient care and client communication. We also promote teamwork and helping each other across our hospital. Our areas of speciality include: Surgery, Radiology, Cardiology, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Onocology and Critical Care.
Our technicians work 4-10 hour shifts or 5-8 hour shifts pending the department and the business need. We also provide a shift differential for weekends. A technicians schedule only changes each week if there is a special business need or if the team member chooses to work and additional shift.
Responsibilities - include but are not limited to:
Provide restraint of patients to assist with exams and patient care
Obtain blood samples, place IV catheters, set up and continuous care for critical hospitalized patients.
Post-op patient recovery monitoring
Observe patients and recognize subtle changes in status
Perform physical exams on veterinary patients including obtaining vitals (TPRs, CRTs etc.)
Properly perform medical treatments on hospitalized patients including administering PO, IM, Sub Q and IV medications
Check in a clients after hours, enter charges, process payments, retrieve previous medical history
Perform drug calculations including CRI calculations and calculate fluid rates.
Two years of previous veterinary experience at a General Practice, Specialty Veterinary Hospital, Rescue or Emergency Hospital is preferred.
Highly motivated, team players, with a positive attitude. Additionally, you must be able to work efficiently, with an emphasis on multi-tasking and prioritization, and be able to thrive in a fast paced environment.
We offer full time employees a comprehensive benefit package that includes: Paid Medical Insurance, 401(K), Continuing Education, Scrubs, Employee Pet Discounts, Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO). Compensation is based on experience and skill level.
Opportunities for Advancement:
There are multiple opportunities for advancement to different veterinary technician and leadership roles throughout the hospital as you gain knowledge and look to advance your career. We work hard to provide employee development, additional education and support for our team.
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Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on level of experience.
About Veterinary Specialty Services - St. Louis, MO
Referral and Specialty Animal Hospital located in St. Louis, MO