Experience Less Than 1 Year
Practice Small Animal
Qualifications Graduate (CVT, RVT, LVT)
Second Chances Veterinary Care is an independently owned outpatient surgery, procedural, and urgent care veterinary clinic. Our first mission is to provide no-nonsense veterinary care at affordable prices because pet owners deserve the chance to give their pet the care it needs. We form partnerships with the patient’s current provider to ensure the best urgent care management for both the pet parent & the patient. We are ready to work hand in hand with local veterinarians, shelters, rescues, & more to provide high-quality procedural & diagnostic services to dogs and cats. We form partnerships with the patient’s current provider to ensure the best urgent care management for both the pet parent & the patient.
About The Role: The Certified Veterinary Technician/Registered Veterinary Technician will perform various veterinary procedures, including conducting health exams, administering vaccinations and medical treatments, performing diagnostics, completing clinical laboratory tests, and recording findings and assessments. This position may also assist veterinarians in surgery, including intubation, inducing/monitoring animals under anesthesia, and performing humane euthanasia.
Compensation – $27+ per hour, depending on experience.
Essential Duties and Major Responsibilities:
Admits patients to the hospital and ensures all admittance paperwork is completed correctly.
Provides counseling and compassion for clients and answers their questions unless it is clear that the attending doctor should do so.
Ensures the safety of pets, clients, and associates by utilizing safe restraining techniques, following standard protocols, and maintaining clean, sterile, and organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs.
Obtains relevant information and history from clients maintaining proper and complete medical records.
Performs basic examinations of patients and records findings in the medical records.
Vaccinates pets. Follow manufacturers’ directions as well as AAFP guidelines for placement of injectable vaccines at appropriate sites.
Answers questions and educates clients about basic pet care and procedures, including but not limited to nutrition, internal and external parasite control, immunization protocols, the administration of medications, spay and neuter procedures, and behavior and obedience training.
Emergency-Care & Surgery
Provides basic life support, including CPR, airway maintenance, and oxygen therapy.
Assists with patient procedures and surgeries, including anesthetic induction and monitoring, pre-and post-operative patient care.
Cleans and maintains equipment and prepares and sanitizes surgery suites.
Maintains supply lists and stocks treatment rooms and wards.
Cleans all rooms, wards, sinks, and tubs.
Assists Veterinarians and Technicians in tasks required to maintain communication with clients, care of patients (animals), and required inventory.
Admits and rooms patients and gets initial patient information from the client.
Using muzzles when needed, restrains patients during procedures, exams, x-rays, sample collections, etc.
Administers medication, fills prescriptions, and educates clients on medication use and side effects.
Performs basic animal care.
Assist with other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Needed:
A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
Certified Veterinary Technician certificate issued by the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians.
1 year of Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) experience in a veterinary practice is preferred
Skills Required to be Successful:
Ability to promote a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and values.
Ability to handle animals using low-stress and safe methods for animals with limited behavior information.
Capable of working calmly under pressure, demonstrating the ability to think clearly and quickly while mastering multiple tasks.
Provides a high level of professional customer service for internal and external customers and performs duties while working effectively with diverse and sometimes difficult clientele.
Strong working knowledge of common veterinary technician duties and procedures combined with the appropriate level of competency required to support the veterinary clinic.
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