Licensed or Certified Technician - RVT/CVT/LVT (excellent earning potential)
Animal Care Center of Panama City Beach
May 7, 2018
Panama City Beach, Florida
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
Vet Tech / Nurse / Assistant
2 Year Degree
Animal Care Center of Panama City Beach is looking for a Licensed or Certified Veterinary Technician to join our growing team!!!
Animal Care Center is located in the panhandle of Florida on the emerald waters and white sand of the Gulf of Mexico, known as “the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches.” We focus on providing the latest in small animal preventative and diagnostic medicine and general surgery. We provide 24 hour care, and are a preferred emergency referral hospital in the area!!
Animal Care Center was established in 1984 and moved to its state-of-the-art facility in 2005.
Modern building with 3 standard exam rooms and a consultation room, treatment area with 3 treatment tables, double surgery suite, isolation ward and intensive care unit.
In-house IDEXX laboratory equipment including Catalyst chemistry analyzer, ProCyte CBC, SnapShot Dx, CoagDX and SNAP Pro. Other various laboratory testing including urinalysis, cytology, PCV/TP and ELISA tests run by knowledgeable technicians or assistants.
Daily sample submissions to IDEXX’s reference laboratory; Practice Management software integration requests and results.
Digital radiographs using IDEXX’s I-Vision DR system.
Isoflurane & Sevoflurane anesthesia, electro-cautery surgical unit, ultrasonic dental equipment and excellent surgical monitoring capabilities.
First veterinary hospital in FL to offer MEDI-VET’s in-clinic adipose derived Stem Cell Therapy.
Available diagnostic and treatment equipment include a mobile ultrasound unit, TonoPen, ECG Teletransmitter (IDEXX) and Companion Therapy laser.
Moderately sized boarding facility with indoor/outdoor runs, Pet Suites and “Kitty Condos”
Current version of Avimark software
Excellent support staff with extensive training and longevity.
In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the Veterinary Technician is an invaluable member of the hospital team who works directly with the Hospital Supervisor and supporting medical staff to ensure productive and quality veterinary care at all times. This position will require evening and weekend shifts with the potential for overnight shifts.
Responsibilities and Duties
Assists the veterinarian during examination of animals, providing restraint as needed in order to work safely and effectively.
Prepares and administers medications, vaccines, serums and treatments, as prescribed by the veterinarian.
Performs routine dental cleanings on animals under the direction of the veterinarian.
Administers anesthesia to animals under the direction of the veterinarian and monitors animals’ responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted.
Obtains radiographs of animals with knowledge of proper positioning and techniques.
Cares for and monitors the condition of animals recovering from surgery.
Performs laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces, such as urinalyses and blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.
Administers emergency first aid, such as performing emergency resuscitation or other life-saving procedures.
Collects, prepares and labels samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination.
Cleans and sterilizes instruments, equipment and materials.
Provides the veterinarian with the correct equipment and instruments as needed.
Fills prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers.
Prepares animals for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas and placing IV catheters.
Maintains clean examination rooms and treatment areas.
Works collaboratively with veterinarians to ensure that all animals are being cared for properly and moving through the system efficiently.
Qualifications and Skills
Certification as a Veterinary Technician is preferred. High School diploma or GED and minimum of 2 year's experience in a Veterinary Assistant/Pet Nurse position is required.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment.
Ability to effectively handle and control aggressive animals.
Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in a veterinary clinic environment, including the use of euthanasia.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth.
Must have active listening, critical thinking, complex problem solving, time management, judgment and decision making skills.