Veterinary Technician (No Weekends!)

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Website Country Critters Veterinary Clinic

Country Critters Veterinary Clinic

Company : Country Critters Veterinary Clinic

Country: United States

Location : Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Post: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 20:58:56 GMT

Expires: Sat, 27 Aug 2022 23:59:59 GMT

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The veterinary technician is the veterinarian’s primary medical support. They begin the examination procedure and continue to assist the doctor throughout the examination, diagnostic, and treatment phases.  They aid the veterinarians in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work and administrative detail.  They have a very significant role in educating and communicating with clients about their pet’s health.


Animal Care

Restrain animals during examinations or procedures

Observe the behavior and condition of animals and monitor their clinical symptoms

Assist with physical examination by obtaining temperature, pulse, and respiration data

Clip nails and flush ears

Prepare feed for animals according to specific instructions

Prepare and administer vaccinations, medications, and treatments as prescribed by the veterinarian

Administer anesthesia to animals under the direction of the veterinarian, and monitor animals’ responses to the anesthetics

Prepare animals for surgery (intubation, preparing a sterile surgical site)

Prepare procedure equipment and pass instruments to the veterinarian when needed

Care for and monitor the condition of animals recovering from surgery

Administer emergency first aid

Perform venipuncture and catheterization

Perform dental work (cleaning, polishing, and extracting teeth)

Dress wounds and apply bandages

Provide assistance with animal euthanasia and disposal of remains


Client Communication

Discuss medical health with clients, such as post-operative status

Ask questions to clients to obtain a thorough patient medical history

Explain medical discharge instructions and patient home care to clients

Provide information or counseling with issues such as animal health care, behavior problems, and nutrition

Answer client questions thoughtfully and accurately

Explain treatment plans to clients

Accurately calculate and quote services and procedures

Schedule appointments and procedures

Demonstrate polite and professional conduct


Laboratory and Diagnostics

Collect, prepare, and label biological samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination

Perform laboratory tests on blood, urine, feces, and other samples to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient

Prepare and take diagnostic radiographs using x-ray equipment

Fill prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers




Clerical Duties

Create medical estimates

Invoice services and products

Record laboratory results and findings into the patient file

Maintain inventories of pharmaceuticals, equipment, or supplies

Maintain controlled drug inventory and related log books


Personal Conduct/Attitude/Teamwork

Maintain positive, cooperative relationships with other employees

Display tact and respect with team members even when busy or hectic

Feel and express a genuine liking for animals and their owners and for working in an animal care field


Organization/Time Management

Work consistently and diligently in the presence of other staff members and clients

Understand and execute oral and written directions



Clean and maintain kennels, animal holding areas, surgery suites, and examination rooms to control the spread of disease

Prepare examination and treatment rooms by stocking them with the appropriate supplies

Perform required maintenance procedures on all medical and laboratory equipment to ensure proper working condition

Clean, maintain, and sterilize surgical equipment

Prepare surgical suite for surgery



Perform other duties as assigned



Ability to communicate effectively to all audiences

Good visual acuity

Close vision for computer work

Comfortable around unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces

Comfortable with exposure to animals including their actions and ailments

Ability to lift up to 50lbs

Repetitive wrist movements on keyboard

Ability to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time

Ability to walk up and down stairs multiple times per day


High school diploma or equivalent

Veterinary Technician Certification (CVT) preferred but not required

2+ years veterinary experience OR equivalent combination of experience and education

Ability to participate in our online applicant and new hire onboarding process remotely

Ability to complete computer-based training

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