Hometown Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic, an NVA owned hospital, is looking for a strong motivated Veterinary Technician to join our team as a Lead Technician. A LVT/CVT is preferred but not required. Hometown Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic is an AAHA accredited animal hospital with 5 full time doctors offering general practice and referral dentistry services. Dr. Jan Bellows is one of the few multi-board certified veterinary dental specialists in the United States.
Leadership is an imperative quality for a Lead Veterinary Technician, as our hospital requires a strong presence to organize a team of 10 technicians and 5 doctors. We often have multiple surgical teams going to accomplish 6-12 anesthetic cases per day. As we are a facility that specializes in advanced dentistry, a Technician with knowledge or passion in dentistry is preferred.
The Lead Veterinary Technician is an invaluable member of the hospital team who works directly with the Hospital Manager, Managing Veterinarian, and supporting medical staff. This individual has oversight of the Veterinary Technician staff to ensure productive and quality veterinary care at all times.
We look forward to meeting applicants interested in joining the Hometown Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic/National Veterinary Associates team!
Performs all duties of a Veterinary Technician.
Leads and mentors a team of Veterinary Technicians and Assistants while ensuring that policies and protocols are followed at all times.
Delegates responsibilities to Veterinary Technicians and Assistants to ensure efficient use of scheduled staff at all times.
Acts as a liaison between front office staff and the medical staff to ensure that questions and concerns are addressed in a timely manner.
Oversees daily treatments and monitoring of hospitalized patients in accordance with hospital policy.
Works collaboratively with veterinarians to ensure that all animals are being cared for properly and moving through the system efficiently.
Works collaboratively with all staff in organizing the medical team to ensure quality patient care and staff productivity, while maintaining a smooth flow of hospital operations.
Manages client traffic, advocates for pets, educates clients on all aspects of pet health, and ensures a safe and effective hospital environment.
Oversees daily surgery procedures and ensure that all surgery instruments and supplies are efficiently and properly cleaned and sterilized in a timely manner.
Oversees controlled drug log books and ensure that medical supplies are adequately stocked.
Assists Hospital Manager with the training of new employees, interns, and volunteers; preparation of department meetings and staff memos; scheduling for Veterinary Technician and Assistant staff.
Provides regular communication and input to Hospital Manager to keep him/her informed about site situations, staff, intern, and volunteer concerns, continuing or developing employee performance issues, animal needs or issues, maintenance or supply needs, workload concerns etc.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
License or Certification as a Veterinary Technician preferred.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Veterinary Technician.
Along with a positive attitude and a high degree of energy, qualified candidates will have excellent communication skills, the ability to lead and motivate a team of Veterinary Technicians and Assistants, and work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment.
Must be able to multi-task.
Ability to effectively handle and control aggressive animals.
Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in a veterinary clinic environment, including the use of euthanasia.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth.
Must have active listening, critical thinking, complex problem solving, time management, judgment and decision making skills.
Additional Salary Information: Hometown Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic is owned by National Veterinary Associates and offers medical, dental, vision benefit options as well as STD/LTD and 401k options for full time employees.
About Hometown Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic
Since 2000, Dr. Jan Bellows, the veterinarians and staff at Hometown Animal Hospital have been providing high quality veterinary medical and dental care to the dogs and cats, and outstanding service to their families. Our philosophy is to treat the whole pet with focus on disease prevention and wellness. Our hospital is a full-service diagnostic, medical, dental and surgical care center for your pet. We provide full service, professional veterinary dental oral care and dental surgery for companion animals. Dr. Jan Bellows is one of the few multi-board certified veterinary dental specialists in the United States. He and his trained staff are dedicated to working closely with both you and your family veterinarian while providing specialized advanced and preventative dental care to your dog or cat.
Veterinary dental disease is often known as the “silent” disease. Your pet cannot tell you when they have a dental problem, making it difficult for you to know when he or she needs treatment. Frequent oral examinations and annual preventative dental cleanings for both dogs and cats are recommended. Dental disease can lead to infections, discomfort or pain, decreased quality of life and... more serious health issues. You can be certain you are providing your dog or cat with the best professional dental care available at ALL PETS DENTAL.