Life, as we know it in 2020, may have dramatically changed but the need for companion animals hasn't. In fact, the need has increased exponentially!
That's where YOU come into the picture!
Albany Animal Hospital, Inc. is looking for an exceptional individual to join our team of animal care experts in the role of Certified/Licensed Veterinary Technician. We are a full-service small animal hospital offering preventative and wellness care, routine medical care, internal medicine, and surgical care to dogs, cats, exotics, pocket pets, and wildlife.
If you are focused and pay attention to detail, you probably thrive in the surgical suite. Maybe you have a desire to lead and mentor technician assistants in the newest tricks of the trade or excel at demonstrating home care to customers with special needs patients? This position requires solid technical skills with a heart and dedication to providing patients and clients with the highest standard of care. Your strong suits will be utilized to the fullest and we'll encourage you to learn and grow in other areas of expertise.
Responsibilities for this position may include:
Assisting DVM’s with physical examinations and surgeries
Inducing and monitoring anesthesia
Pre and post-surgical patient care
Calculating, administering, and documenting the use of therapeutic drugs
Managing nursing care and treatments of hospitalized patients
Performing dental care
Digital radiographs and positioning of patients
Medical records documentation
Monitoring, ordering, and inventory of medical supplies
Providing client education
Direct and mentor junior staff and vet assistants as needed
The ability to handle stressful situations calmly
Utilize critical thinking skills
The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, without sacrificing attention to detail or safety
Clearly communicate in both written and oral conversation
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, stand, stoop, walk, sit, talk, and listen; may be required to walk or stand for long periods of time; will use hands to manipulate, handle, restrain, or feel; will reach with hands and arms. The employee is often required to lift, carry, and handle animals weighing up to fifty pounds or more (with assistance).
To apply, please include a cover letter or letter of interest, noting your favorite ice cream flavor in the text, along with your currentresume.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
For more information about Albany Animal Hospital, Inc. please visit us at albanyanimalhospital.com, as well as on Facebook at Albany Animal Hospital (Albany, OR).
Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) in the state of Oregon
High school education, GED, and/or higher education desired
Minimum of 1 year working in the veterinary field as a certified/licensed technician
Preferred minimum of one-year critical care, specialty, or emergency small animal care in private, non-profit, or educational organizations (A suitable combination of experience or education may substitute for the above.
Successful completion of a 90-day introductory period required to receive a $500 hiring bonus.
Albany Animal Hospital is a drug-free workplace. Passing a pre-employment drug test is required as a condition of employment.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive wage (DOE) with paid time off; a Benefits package including employer-paid (70%) major medical, dental, and vision (active at 60 days employment); SIMPLE IRA matching retirement (active at 60 days employment), practice-paid continuing education opportunities along with the opportunity to attend partner conferences, ability to grow into leadership roles, generous employee pet benefit (some limitations may apply).
About Albany Animal Hospital, Inc.
Privately owned and operated by Dr. Ken Fletcher since 1996, Albany Animal Hospital, Inc. is a full-service veterinary hospital. Our doctors and support staff demonstrate their passion for outstanding veterinary medicine through the care provided to our patients and the relationships created with their owners. Our philosophy is to create an environment that is inclusive to all walks of life, regardless of class, status, or background, and to provide a space where customers feel comfortable sharing their pets with us, as well as who they are as pet owners. Our goal is to provide excellent patient care and service, building lasting relationships, and bringing value to the customers’ dollar.
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