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ER Tech/Vet Assistant (Emergency Hospital)

Company: Valley Veterinary Care
Location: Weslaco
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

General Description of Position:
The technician is responsible for client and patient care and for assisting the veterinarian.

Looking for 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 . 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

Prepare records, consent forms, and the like

Admit patients

Present invoices and prepare estimates

Handle telephone calls

Maintain health certificate and rabies certificate files

Greet clients in a friendly manner

Dispense medications, pet foods, and supplies

Properly invoice prescriptions and pet foods to maintain inventory

Update client/patient files

Perform closing procedures

Perform other duties as assigned

Review vaccination records and prepare vaccines according to our vaccine protocol

Assist veterinarian in medical procedures using proper restraint; know how to restrain

fractious patients

Assist veterinarian in surgical procedures using proper aseptic technique

': Maintain and use medical equipment

Perform routine laboratory procedures and analyses in hematology, microbiology,

urinalysis, and serology

Prepare samples for outside laboratory analysis

Monitor patients under anesthesia

Induce anesthesia and intubate patient

Administer treatments and injections following the instructions of a doctor or a

treatment form

Initiate emergency procedures

Maintain pharmacy records, and controlled drug, anesthesia, fecal, and heartworm

test logs

Take and develop radiographs

Take vital signs of animals including temperature, pulse, and respiration

Perform dental cleanings

Perform and analyze skin and ear cytologies

Perform catheterization- urinary and venous

Complete ear cleanings and nail trims

Perform other duties as assigned

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.


Keywords: Valley Veterinary Care, Edinburg , ER Tech/Vet Assistant (Emergency Hospital), Healthcare , Weslaco, Texas

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