Certified Veterinary Technician

Full Time
  • Fort Collins, colorado View on Map
  • Post Date: March 15, 2021
  • Salary: $15.00 - $25.00 / Hourly
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Job Detail

  • Position Technician
  • Experience Less Than 1 Year
  • Practice Small Animal
  • Qualifications Graduate (CVT, RVT, LVT)

Job Description

Certified Veterinary Technician
Mulnix Animal Clinic (Fort Collins, CO)
Summary: We are a busy and growing, AAHA certified, small animal practice in Northern Colorado seeking a hard-working, energetic, personable, detail oriented, enthusiastic, eager to learn and compassionate Certified Veterinary Technician to join our team. We are a practice that encourages you to utilize skills learned in school as well as build on that skill set.  We value our relationships with both our clients and their pets and take pride in providing the best care possible. Services offered include individualized patient treatment plans, therapy laser, digital radiography, digital dental radiography, in house labwork, laser surgery, dental procedures including extractions and client education.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Checks patient medical records for past histories, enters treatments and charges in computer.*
  2. Performs efficient dental cleanings and charting teeth abnormalities.*
  3. Restrains animals for Veterinarian as required.*
  4. Maintains client educational material in an efficient manner.*
  5. Applies knowledge of drawing blood, accessing veins quickly and minimizing patient discomfort to perform testing procedures.*
  6. Performs specimen testing procedures accurately on blood, urine or other samples according to medical orders using all related equipment and computers.*
  7. Assists Veterinarian with in-patient care in daily treatments to include maintaining and calculating IV fluids to assure they are still flowing, draws blood samples as requested and passes urithrocatheters.*
  8. Perform anesthesia induction and monitoring.*
  9. Dispenses medication and feeds patients as directed.*
  10. Communicates with patient’s owner by describing medication, possible complications and warnings.*
  11. Utilizes computer system to enter and reference patient information as needed.*
  12. Performs necessary lab work such as x-rays, CBC’s, blood profiles, urinalysis, heartworm tests, FELV/FIV tests, fecal tests, cultures and sensitivities and fungus cultures.*
  13. Documents test results and delivers to appropriate personnel promptly.*
  14. Prepares specimens for mailing to hospitals according to practice requirements.*
  15. Assures all materials are in exam rooms for doctors such as otoscopes and nail clippers.*
  16. Schedules and/or performs routine maintenance of testing equipment.*
  17. Maintains cleanliness of exam room at all times.*
  18. Sets laboratory standards, change operations, and provides training to staff as required.*
  19. Assists in animal care as needed.*
  20. Handles all tasks associated with x-ray process to include entry of patient information, proper positioning of animals, and preparing forms to be e-mailed or referred as needed.
  21. Takes medical histories and vital signs of patients.
  22. Performs departmental housekeeping duties.*
  23. Admits and discharges patients.*
  24. Takes, processes and logs prescription refills in-house, call out pharmacy and online pharmacy.*
  25. Other duties as assigned.
*Denotes an Essential Function

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The technician must be able to multi-task. They must be able to think quickly on their feet.  They must be able to develop positive working relationships with clients and co-workers.

Skills:
The technician must have skills/knowledge on how to perform dental cleanings, charting teeth abnormalities, anesthesia induction and monitoring, surgical preparation, intravenous catheter placement, vaccination administration, venipuncture, in-house lab work, and filling prescriptions.  Our new Team Member must work well with others as well as independently, take initiative and thrive in a busy work environment.

Education/Experience:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Certified Veterinary Technician in the state of Colorado is preferred.

Benefits:

All Full-Time Team Members are eligible for benefits – medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401K and 401K matching, life insurance, short-term disability, and more.  Additional benefits include holiday pay, scrub allowance, continuing education allowance, employee pet discount, and CVT license renewal.

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