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Veterinary Technician

Role

Full-time Veterinary Technician

Location

Irvine Pet Hospital
34 Creek Road, Irvine, CA, US

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Veterinary Technician

 Irvine Pet Hospital is a six doctor Veterinary Hospital located in the beautiful Woodbridge Community. We are proud to serve our community with the best pet care possible. We pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service and our excellent patient care. Our Doctors are experienced, compassionate and caring, and enjoy taking care of pets.

Job Description

 Reviewing care plans and records, completing laboratory tests and studies, and diagnostic imaging. Care for patients by taking vital signs, collecting samples, administering medications, drugs, and vaccines, and bandaging and wrapping wounds. Bringing clients and patients to examination rooms. Restraining patients; aids as directed by veterinarian. • Provide excellent pet care by applying full knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, pharmacology, specialized equipment usage, and specialized drug administration. Obtain and verifies medications. Ensure that patients have food and water, cleans patients ' rooms, cages, and equipment; observes patients for clinical signs of disease.  As directed, fill prescriptions and administer medications, including proper documentation, logging and security of controlled drugs. Maintain a safe, secure, healthy and humane environment by sterilizing and wrapping instruments, sanitizing and disinfecting holding and operating areas, storing sterile supplies, verifying shelf life, following standards and procedures and in compliance with applicable legal regulations. Maintain medical records by documenting patients’ conditions, reactions, and changes; updates database in an accurate and timely manner. Communicate with the pet owner about the status of the patient, as directed by the veterinarian. Maintain equipment by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining equipment supplies, performing preventive maintenance, and calling for repairs. Maintain inventory. Release pets to their owners as directed; ensures that every animal released is clean and properly groomed before their release. Understand and carries out oral and written directions. Collect and submit laboratory samples. Perform dental cleanings, polishing, and intraoral radiographs. Assist with dental procedures and oral surgery. Prepare and administers medications, intravenously, orally, and topically. Perform ear cleanings and minor flushes. Obtain skin scrapes and tape samples. Prepare skin and ear cytology. Induce and monitors anesthesia. Place intravenous catheters. Assist veterinarians with a variety of emergency procedures and critical care situations. Monitor vitals, place catheters and takes x-rays. Clean wounds and applies casts or bandages. Give injection and takes blood samples. Maintains logs of pet diagnoses, treatments, and follow-up results so veterinarians can track responses to integrative care. Perform various technical procedures including; anesthesia support and monitoring, intravenous catheter placement, venipuncture, IV injections, wound management, drug administration assistance, bandage care, surgery support. Assist veterinarians with pet assessment, diagnostics, treatments, and procedures. • Provide empathy, comfort, and unparalleled nursing care to all pets and serves as a strong pet advocate during the pet's hospitalization. Provide the owner with extensive communication and education. 

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Two or more years of experience with veterinary appointments, surgeries, and nursing care for hospitalized and critical patients.
  • Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), or the Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician (LVMT) preferred or as required by State.
  • May consider an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience.

Pay Range: $20.00 - $25.00

Benefits: 

Employee discount

Paid time off

Health Insurance

401(k)

Dental insurance

Vision insurance

Employee assistance program

Health savings account

Retirement plan

 

PetVet Care Centers, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading operators of veterinary hospitals for companion animals. The company operates over 450 hospitals across multiple states and employs over 11,000 people including over 800 veterinarians. Since its inception, PetVet has been structured around a model that is focused on developing a partnership between the hospitals and the company and providing the highest quality medicine and service.

PetVet is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, religion, citizenship, national origin/ancestry, physical/mental disabilities, military status or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE, M/F/D/V

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