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Veterinary Technician

Company: Tidewater Veterinary Hospital LLC
Location: Charlotte Hall
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Veterinary Technician Practicum (VTP- Level II Job)Veterinary technician practicum assists veterinarians with patient care and interact with clients. Veterinary Technician Practicums report to the head or senior technician on duty. Job Overview To provide the best patient care and client experience from check-in to check-out. Ensure the successful work flow of the floor, treatment, barn, laundry, and kennel areas. Follow doctor, head and senior technician directives. VTPs are responsible for completing all responsibilities and duties in a timely manner. General ExpectationsVeterinary technician practicum must possess good critical thinking and problem-solving skills, empathy and compassion, a positive attitude, and excellent communication and teamwork skills. Understand and carry out oral and written directions. Desire to learn and acceptance of constructive feedback is essential. Punctuality is expected. Responsibilities and Duties? Assist Veterinarians/Senior/Junior Technicians in patient care and medical treatments including but not limited to: medication administration, taking x-rays, acquiring laboratory samples, processing in-house and reference lab samples? Loading rooms? Prepare packages for the correct pick-up or deliver to vendors/boxes.? Caring for boarding and hospitalized patients including cage cleaning, exercising, feeding, observation for signs of illness, laundry, bathing procedures, and keeping animals clean.? Feeds each animal as prescribed by attending veterinarian. Records appetite +/- and signs of illness.? Release animals to their owners as directed by the doctor or senior technician. ? General cleaning of the public and employee areas of hospitals, general cleaning of walking areas to maintain a clean, odor-free, and attractive environment. Housekeeping and laundry duties for all areas. ? Restrain patients for procedures performed by senior technicians or doctors.? Pulling IV catheters when being directed by a doctor or senior technician? Measure, prepare, recognize, calculate, dispense and administer medications and vaccines.? Maintaining a professional, cheerful, and helpful attitude when interacting with pet owners.? Stocking of hospital supplies in house and on farm call trucksRequirements: Qualifications? High school diploma/GED required? Must be able to lift 50 pounds,and able to bend, squat, and stand for extended periods? At least some experience with animals preferred.? Must be able to hear animals and read instruments? Rabies Titers preferredKnowledge of animal species and breeds is required. PI201900225

Keywords: Tidewater Veterinary Hospital LLC, Alexandria , Veterinary Technician, Professions , Charlotte Hall, Virginia

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