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Veterinary Technician

Company: Wilkinson Animal Hospital
Location: Gastonia
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

About This Location:Wilkinson Animal Hospital is located just west of Charlotte in Gastonia, North Carolina. We are a full service small animal hospital providing the best possible veterinary services, pet boarding, and pet grooming services to dogs, cats, birds, exotic pets, and pocket pets in Gastonia and surrounding areas. We are also proud to be named one of the 'Best Veterinarians in Gaston County' in the Gaston Gazette's Best of Gaston Awards!Here at Wilkinson Animal Hospital, our mission is to consistently exceed client expectations by competently providing exceptional customer service and compassionate, high-quality veterinary care which improves the health, comfort, and well-being of our pet patients, thereby enriching the lives of the people they touch. If you are a passionate and caring team player please apply today!Overview:Wilkinson Animal Hospital is located just west of Charlotte in Gastonia, North Carolina. We are a full service small animal hospital providing the best possible veterinary services, pet boarding, and pet grooming services to dogs, cats, birds, exotic pets, and pocket pets in Gastonia and surrounding areas. We are also proud to be named one of the 'Best Veterinarians in Gaston County' in the Gaston Gazette's Best of Gaston Awards!Here at Wilkinson Animal Hospital, our mission is to consistently exceed client expectations by competently providing exceptional customer service and compassionate, high-quality veterinary care which improves the health, comfort, and well-being of our pet patients, thereby enriching the lives of the people they touch. If you are a passionate and caring team player please apply today!The Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech) is responsible for assisting Veterinarians in the care of animals. The Vet Tech helps during patient examinations and surgical procedures by restraining animals when necessary, stocking examination and surgery rooms with supplies, sterilizing tools and ensuring that equipment is in working order. Vet Techs also communicate with clients (pet owners) and update patient files. This position may perform an initial evaluation of the animal's condition, clean and wrap wounds, check vital statistics, collect samples and administer medication.Assist doctors with appointments, surgery, and client education per hospital policy.Perform initial evaluation of the pet's condition and advise doctor regarding nature of visit, preventative care due and client concerns.Obtain and prepare laboratory samples as requested by the veterinarian, i.e. urine, fecal and ear cytology.Notify the doctor of lab results in a timely fashion.Restrain animals in a safe, efficient and compassionate manner during examinations and procedures.Prepare and set up for surgical procedures while utilizing knowledge of proper sterile field requirements.Monitor recovery of surgery patients and communicate with owners per hospital policy.Accurately prepare and dispense medications as directed by the doctor, ensuring that medications are added to the pet's record and appropriately charged to the client.Know vaccination guidelines within the hospital and administer vaccinations under the direction of the doctor.Monitor hospitalized pets and perform treatments as directed by the doctor.Utilize hospital computer systems to document medical records and communicate with clients and teammates.Responsibilities / Qualifications:Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology requiredExperience as a Veterinary Technician, preferred.Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT).Flexible schedule including some weekend and holiday shifts.Must have computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations.Must have the physical and mental capacity to perform in a fast paced and challenging environment.Medical procedures and animal handling will be trained thoroughly on the job; however, excellent communication skills, a sense of urgency, and working harmoniously with teammates is required.Must be dependable, demonstrate strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn.Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.Benefits:Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)Retirement Plan (401k)Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)Short Term DisabilityPaid Time Off (Vacation & Public Holidays) - for eligible positions onlyTeladoc- FREE doctor access 24/7Discounted Veterinary CareEAP (Employee Assistance Program)A large network of over 4,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growthOpportunity to make an impact in your community while tackling a challenging, variety of tasks and the ability to help animals among a great team of people!#LVTSJby Jobble

Keywords: Wilkinson Animal Hospital, Gastonia , Veterinary Technician, Professions , Gastonia, North Carolina

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