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Veterinary Technician

Company: Humane Society of St. Lucie County
Location: Port Saint Lucie
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

*Veterinary Technician Job Summary*We are seeking an organized, compassionate, and service-oriented Veterinary Technician to join our team. You will support our veterinarian and during examinations and medical treatments and provide direct care to our animal patients. Candidates must be comfortable working with a variety of animals and know how to retrain them properly for evaluation and procedures. You also need to be familiar with proper cleaning and sanitizing techniques to ensure our facility is safe for our clients.Veterinary Technician Duties and Responsibilities* Greet clients and obtain contact information and pet medical histories* Bring animals back to the exam room and perform an initial evaluation of their health* Provide assistance to the veterinarian during examinations, surgeries, and other procedures* Handle basic care duties, such as cleaning and dressing wounds, administering medication, collecting samples, and checking vitals* Assist with diagnostic imaging and lab work, including blood tests and analysis of urine samples* Provide food and water to animals retained more than a day and observe any unusual health issues* Sterilize tools and restock examination and operating rooms* Inform and educate families about at-home care for their pets* Update patient files and handle other administrative duties as necessaryVeterinary Technician Requirements and Qualifications* Associate or bachelor's degree in veterinary technology, animal science, or a related field from an accredited program* 1+ years of veterinary experience* Working knowledge of standard industry tools and equipment* Solid understanding of animal behavior and healthcare* Passion for working with animals and their owners* Excellent communication and organizational skills* Able to restrain larger pets when necessary* Flexible scheduleJob Type: Full-timePay: $15.00 - $17.00 per hourSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Monday to FridayEducation:* High school or equivalent (Preferred)Experience:* Veterinary technician: 1 year (Required)License/Certification:* Veterinary Technician Certification (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Humane Society of St. Lucie County, Port St. Lucie , Veterinary Technician, Professions , Port Saint Lucie, Florida

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