General Summary: A Veterinary Assistant/Registered Veterinary Technician assists veterinarians with patient care and hospital cleanliness.
Responsibilities and Duties
Essential Job Functions:
Uses practice management software, assists veterinarians with gathering accurate patient histories, restrains patients, admits patients to the hospital, establishes and carries out treatment plans, takes radiographs, administers medications, monitors patients during surgeries, dispenses medications (including controlled medications), captures charges, discharges patients, and creates and maintains complete medical records, all in a timely manner. Follows instructions.
Communicates pertinent information about patient care to clients and answers client questions about basic pet care and procedures.
Maintains hospital and patient cleanliness using aseptic technique, proper protective equipment, and isolation protocol.
Operates and maintains medical equipment.
Frequently lifts and moves patients up to 35 pounds, and occasionally lifts up to 50 pounds.
Frequently stands or walks for up to 10 hours a day, as well as reaches, grasps, bends, stoops, kneels, crouches, pulls, pushes, and crawls.
Qualifications and Skills
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the services the hospital provides and the species it treats.
Knowledge of pet care products including pet foods, pet retail items, and medications.
Ability to read and write in English.
Ability to communicate with employees and clients in a professional and courteous manner.
Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
Ability to pay close attention to detail and ensure accuracy of patient care, charge entry, etc.
Skill in operating equipment, including computers and software.
Familiarity with employee handbook and safety protocols.
Education and Experience :
High school diploma or GED required.
Previous experience as a Veterinary Assistant required.
Rate of Pay dependent on experience.
WE ARE A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.
Job Type: Full-time
About Smith Veterinary Hospital
Smith Vet Hospital's state-of-the-art facility offers patients the highest quality medical, surgical and diagnostic care with on-site laboratory, x-ray, pharmacy, ultrasound, dental equipment, microchipping, and acupuncture.
We are a walk-in facility for our cleint's convenience, treating dogs, cats, and exotic pets.
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