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Tech/Vet Assistant

Company: El Paso Animal Urgent Care
Location: El Paso
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

General Description of Position: The technician is responsible for client and patient care and for assisting the veterinarian. JOB REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Certified or experienced veterinary technician with good client communication and telephone skills. Must effectively be able to read, speak, and write in English. Must have basic computer literacy skills and be able to handle multiple unrelated tasks simultaneously while working in a busy environment. Must also be able to lift 50 pounds, work on feet all day, and write legibly. Must be customer service oriented and friendly. Professional appearance required, scrubs are to be worn always and are furnished by the employee. Must be able to work all shifts, including nights and weekends (Saturdays). Technician will be required to be at work when scheduled and be on time. Must be able to administer injections, take vital signs of animal, and properly restrain animals, including fractious pets, for examination and treatment. Technician must be able to give treatments/medications intravenously, orally, and subcutaneously. Employee must be able to work well independently and in a group. Upon hiring, all new employees will be subject to a 90-day probationary period during which time employment may be terminated as determined by management. All requirements are subject to change by the employer at any time. Reports to: Head technician TECHNICIAN DUTIES:Prepare records, consent forms, and the likeAdmit patientsPresent invoices and prepare estimatesHandle telephone callsMaintain health certificate and rabies certificate filesGreet clients in a friendly mannerDispense medications, pet foods, and suppliesProperly invoice prescriptions and pet foods to maintain inventoryUpdate client/patient filesPerform closing proceduresPerform other duties as assignedReview vaccination records and prepare vaccines according to our vaccine protocolAssist veterinarian in medical procedures using proper restraint; know how to restrainfractious patientsAssist veterinarian in surgical procedures using proper aseptic techniqueMaintain and use medical equipmentPerform routine laboratory procedures and analyses in hematology, microbiology,urinalysis, and serologyPrepare samples for outside laboratory analysisMonitor patients under anesthesiaInduce anesthesia and intubate patientAdminister treatments and injections following the instructions of a doctor or atreatment formInitiate emergency proceduresMaintain pharmacy records, and controlled drug, anesthesia, fecal, and heartwormtest logsTake and develop radiographsTake vital signs of animals including temperature, pulse, and respirationPerform dental cleaningsPerform and analyze skin and ear cytologiesPerform catheterization- urinary and venousComplete ear cleanings and nail trimsPerform other duties as assigned WORK ENVIRONMENT:Small animal hospital, work in front and back of hospital, high level of client interaction,exposure to x-rays and anesthetic gases with proper protective measures. Potential for exposure to zoonotic diseases and possible hazardous materials. PI190800424

Keywords: El Paso Animal Urgent Care, El Paso , Tech/Vet Assistant, Other , El Paso, Texas

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