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Veterinary Technician or Assistant

Company: Vets Pets
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital is seeking a full-time experienced Veterinary Technician or Assistant to join our four-doctor full-service veterinary hospital in Durham. We practice high quality medicine with a focus on creating a strong team and treating patients like our own pets.This position requires at least one year of veterinary experience as an assistant or technician. We believe in veterinary technicians working to the top of their license and we foster an environment of continuous learning. We offer tuition assistance to Penn Foster for veterinary assistants interested in becoming credentialed technicians.Job ResponsibilitiesAssists the veterinarian during examining animals, providing restraint as needed to work safely and effectively.Prepares and administers medications, vaccines, serums, and treatments, as prescribed by the veterinarian.Performs routine dental cleanings on animals under the direction of the veterinarian.Administers anesthesia to animals under the direction of the veterinarian and monitors animals responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted.Obtains radiographs of animals with knowledge of proper positioning and techniques.Cares for and monitors the condition of animals recovering from surgery.Performs laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces, such as urinalyses and blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.Administers emergency first aid, such as performing emergency resuscitation or other life-saving procedures.Collects prepare and label samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination.Cleans and sterilizes instruments, equipment, and materials.Provides the veterinarian with the correct equipment and instruments, as needed.Fills prescriptions, measures medications, and labels containers.Prepares animals for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas and placing IV catheters.Maintains clean examination rooms and treatment areas.Works collaboratively with veterinarians to ensure that all animals are being cared for properly and moving through the system efficiently.Must have active listening, critical thinking, complex problem-solving, time management, judgment, and decision-making skills.Perks and benefits include:A choice between two medical plans with prescription drug benefitsDental and vision coverage available401(k) Savings Plan with employer match, including immediate vestingLife insurance for yourself, spouse and eligible dependents availablePaid time off / holidaysHealth Savings Account availableShort term disability availableSupplemental critical illness and accident plans availableUniform allowanceContinuing education allowance for credentialed techniciansEmployee assistance programWe are proud to be an equal opportunity employer Veterans / Disabled.by Jobble

Keywords: Vets Pets, Durham , Veterinary Technician or Assistant, Professions , Durham, North Carolina

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