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Veterinary Technician

Company: Breton Veterinary Hospital
Location: Lexington Park
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Are you an RVT, LVT or CVT looking to develop and advance your technical skills and grow your career? Breton Veterinary Hospital is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic veterinary technicians to join our team. Various shifts are available and schedules would include weekends. A successful candidate would be dedicated to providing a high level of care to both our patients and clients, have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and be adaptable to a dynamic workload. A minimum of 2 years experience and LVT/RVT/CVT is preferred. Fear Free Certified is preferred but not required. Primary Job Functions: Triage incoming patients and perform outpatient diagnostics and treatments Provide nursing care and routine monitoring to stable hospitalized patients Perform technical skills including, but not limited to, phlebotomy, IV catheter placement, diagnostic imaging, and blood pressure measurement. Perform CPR under the direction of the supervising veterinarian Understanding of commonly used medications and basic medical math Assist Veterinarians in sedated procedures Aide in the training and mentoring of all assistants and junior technicians. Contribute positively to the team Other duties as assigned Responsibilities: Provide technical and nursing care to patients and assist veterinarians with their duties, as per their direction. Advocate for your patients, use critical thinking skills and question when unsure about situations. Provide compassion and excellent client care to the owners of our patients. Provide support and communicate with supervisor as needed. Assist in the training and mentoring of all assistants and junior technicians. Perform hospital sanitation and maintain treatment stock as needed. Participate in continuing education and actively work to increase skill set. Generate solutions for problems or challenges in the department. Skills and Abilities: Animal handling skills and at least a basic understanding of animal behavior, fear free techniques Ability to remain calm and multi-task in a stressful environment. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing with a variety of individuals Ability to work as a team player. Ability to learn, apply new skills and follow through with directions/tasks Ability to effectively problem solve and make decisions as needed. Ability to learn and use computers, technical machinery and laboratory equipment. Ability to lift 40 lbs. Ability to stand for 8 hours Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Keywords: Breton Veterinary Hospital, Alexandria , Veterinary Technician, Professions , Lexington Park, Virginia

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