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Veterinary Technician

Houston, TX | Full Time
16 Days Ago

Job Description

Description

We are looking for a Veterinary Technician to Join Our Pack™ at Best Care Animal Hospital in Houston, TX!  


REPORTS TO: Practice Manager


Veterinary Technician Job Responsibilities:

A veterinary technician provides animal care by determining animal requirements; conducting diagnostic procedures; assisting during operations; feeding and caring for animals; maintaining supplies and equipment; maintaining records.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Supports Mission, Vision and Values of Destination Pet.
  • Ensuring that clients and pets feel welcome and comfortable
  • Training, supervising, and assisting technicians in their performance of a variety of technical and client education duties. 
  • Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. 
  • Conducting timely performance evaluations, mediate interpersonal problems and address concerns 
  • Making recommendations to the practice manager concerning personnel matters and assist with follow through of disciplinary actions.
  • Assisting veterinarians to provide compassionate nursing care
  • Performing cursory exams and prepping animals for aseptic surgery
  • Monitoring anesthetic patients
  • Cleaning, maintaining, and preparing surgical instruments and equipment
  • Maintaining accurate medical records
  • Filling prescriptions as directed by a veterinarian, and explaining prescription directions
  • Assisting receptionists with check-in and checkout procedures and providing telephone support
  • Performing various laboratory tests
  • Suggesting dietary products and other services to clients
  • Keeping our facilities clean and well maintained
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Veterinary Technician Skills and Qualifications:

· Knowledge of Animal Behavior, Animal Husbandry, Documentation Skills, Analyzing Information, Clinical Skills, creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Performing Diagnostic Procedures, Use of Medical Technologies, Attention to Detail, Patience, Verbal Communication

· Registered veterinary technicians (RVTs) must obtain state-issued credentials, which requires passing the VTNE & graduating from an accredited program with an associate degree


Expertise & Experience:

· 1 years of experience as a veterinary technician

· Displays a professional manner at all times


Physical:

· Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

· Must frequently lift 40 pounds.

· Must be able to be on feet eight hours per day.

· Must be able to stand, walk and climb stairs frequently.

· Must be able to handle dogs on leashes.

· Must be able to work in an environment with exposure to disinfectant/sanitation chemicals, animal dander and excretions.


Travel

· None required.

Company Overview

  • Website destinationpet.com
  • Headquarters HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO
  • Size 500 - 1,000
  • Founded 2016
  • Type
  • CEO SHANE KELLY
  • Revenue $10M - $50M
  • Industry All Industries
  • About destination pet llc
  • We are on a mission to redefine the standard of care for pet health and well-being. We offer a full spectrum of services through a "whole health" approach, to help pets everywhere live happier, healthier lives. We are 1,200+ pet people all across the US, working together every day to deliver high-quality care for pets and a better customer experience for pet owners. With a long-term vision, we are focused on building and growing a world-class team of pet care professionals. We are committed to continuously improving the standard of care, developing our employees, and maintaining the quality an ... d culture our customers love and have come to expect. More

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