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Veterinary Technician

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Company :
Mountain View Veterinary Surgery

Location :
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Expiry Date :
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Description :
A Brief Overview

Provides animal care by interviewing owners; reviewing care plans and records; completing laboratory tests, studies and diagnostic imaging; taking vital signs; collecting samples; administering medications and drugs; bandaging and wrapping wounds; assisting during surgeries; feeding and caring for animals; maintaining supplies and equipment; maintaining patient records.

Primary emphasis :

* Supports animal operations by assembling required supplies and instruments; setting-up surgery table instruments; restraining animals; completing local/regional anesthesia; operating and monitoring anesthetic machines; hooking-up ECG monitors; preparing surgical site; placing catheters; obtaining blood gases; cleaning-up post-surgical site; maintaining sterile conditions; obtaining and verifying medications.

Requirements

* 2 years or more Veterinary Medicine preferred, and

* 2 years or more surgical and anesthesia experience preferred.

* Excellent communication skills with clients as well as communicating efficiently with team members.

* Can remain calm and efficient during a medical crisis.

* Actively looking for ways to help people.
* Ability to lift objects weighing 40 pounds without assistance and objects weighing more than 40 pounds with assistance.
* Ability to work energetically for the entire shift, sometimes exceeding 10 hours per day.
* Must be able to withstand unpleasant odors and noises.

* Certified Veterinary Technician preferred.

Benefits

401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Employee discount, Health insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, Retirement plan, Vision insurance

Pay is $18-$25/hour, depending on experience.