The veterinary technician is the primary support to the doctors and patients. The veterinary technician must be able to pay attention to detail, respond quickly and calmly to crises, and maintain very high standards of patient care. The veterinary technician must be able to communicate well with clients and team members; showing care and concern for their pets. This position reports to the hospital manager.
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Veterinary Technician Job Duties:
Assist doctors in restraint and treatment of patients
Enter doctor/technician services into the computer and patient record
Fill prescriptions and prepare medications as prescribed by the veterinarian
Perform routine laboratory analyses including hematology, serology, blood chemistry, urinalysis, fecal analysis, and skin scrapings
Give treatment/injections/medications in accordance with doctor’s orders
Place/maintain i.v./urinary catheters
Monitor critical patients, follow and complete treatments as listed on the whiteboard
Collect blood for internal and external laboratory analysis, and prepare corresponding paperwork
Maintain pharmacy, laboratory, radiology inventory, and surgery logs daily
Administer oral drugs, injections, wound dressings, and fluid therapy as directed by the DVM
Administer and monitor anesthesia in accordance with state regulations and AAHA standards
Perform routine dental cleanings in accordance to state regulations and AAHA standards
Perform sterile surgical preparation of surgery sites according to AAHA standards
Assist in surgery, including gowning surgeon, patient monitoring, suture selection, etc.
Maintain lab and surgical supplies and equipment including autoclaved items, surgery packs, ultrasound equipment, anesthesia machines, centrifuge, and microscope according to hospital protocol
Clean/sanitize surgery areas, treatment, laboratory, kennel, and exam rooms daily
Take/export radiographs (dental and digital) including proper submission to telemedicine or outside specialists
Perform/submit ECG readings
Perform emergency procedures including: control bleeding, administer parenteral fluids and pharmacological agents under veterinary supervision, resuscitate with oxygen, establish open airway breathing by intubation, perform external cardiac massage, apply temporary bandages or splints, provide external supportive treatment or wounds, burns, and heat exhaustion.
Provide client education regarding nutrition, parasite control, vaccination protocols, spaying and neutering, behavior/fear free and all other routine procedures
Counsel clients regarding home care, medication administration, and post-operative cases
Assist with inventory control and product ordering
Assist receptionists as needed
Perform tasks assigned to the veterinary assistants and kennel staff as needed
All other appropriate duties as required by the Hospital Manager or DVM
Must be able to lift 50 pounds and remain standing for long periods of time as needed to maintain desk operation.
About St. Louis Veterinary Center
Heartland Veterinary Partners (“HVP”) acquires, invests in and partners with veterinary hospital owners looking to improve their quality of life in a hospital ownership transition. By affiliating with HVP, owners are able to take advantage of attractive operational benefits and economies of scale while maintaining clinical autonomy. HVP provides non-clinical support functions such as recruiting & human resources, marketing & community outreach, procurement, payables management, accounting & finance, and information technology.