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Veterinary Technician (Full-time $14-19/hour)

  • Longmont Humane Society
  • 05/27/23
  • Longmont, CO
  • 80501
  • 14-19 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description
The Veterinary Technician supports the Veterinarians at the Well Pet Clinic. They are responsible for assisting during surgeries, facilitating office exams, and drop-in visits for clients. This position reports to the Veterinary Services Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Perform pre-surgical duties on animals and prepare animals for surgery.

Calculate, administer, and record pre-anesthetic drugs.

Monitor anesthesia during surgery, through post-anesthesia, and recovery.

Clean and prepare surgical instruments and ensure supplies are ready for use.

Educate clients on pre- and post- surgical care of their animals.

Perform dental prophylaxis.

Respond to emergency situations, administering triage care.

Meet with technician appointment clients and perform services such as: vaccinations, heartworm testing, nail trims, anal gland expression, and microchipping.

Educate technician appointment clients about vaccine protocols, heartworm disease, proper diet, proper dental care.

Prepare and operates digital radiology equipment and follows radiology safety procedures.

Obtain and prepare laboratory samples proficiently.

Facilitate office exams for client and veterinarian.

Assist Veterinarians with euthanasia

Maintain communication with veterinary team members about animal care and treatment.

Assist veterinary and WPC team members with other duties as assigned.

General clinic cleaning and laundry duties.

Administer and records medications and treatments as assigned.

Maintain appropriate records, documents, and data entry for patients

Assist with inventory and ordering supplies as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

CVT highly preferred but not required.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal Well Pet Clinic Technician will be comfortable performing pre-surgical exams, anesthetic drug preparation, as well as monitoring and managing anesthesia with input from the Veterinarians. Ideally, he or she has obtained certification, but we encourage experienced candidates to apply. Our new Technician will be motivated, able to work independently in addition to being effective in a fast-paced team environment, respectful to other clinic team members, and sincerely compassionate with both clients and patients. This is a great opportunity to join a shelter associated practice with a hardworking, yet fun-loving atmosphere.

Pay: $14.00 - $19.00 per hour

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