Registered Veterinary Technicians and Certified Veterinary Assistants are needed in an AAHA, Small Animal Hospital in NE Ohio (Salem). We are looking for full-time and part-time RVTs and experienced or Certified Vet Assistants to work all shifts. The day practice is open 7 days a week and the Urgent Care/ER practice is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 4 pm to midnight. We believe in hiring people that want to be able to use their hard earned skills and enjoy working with a happy, friendly group of people that enjoy our jobs, love working as a team and learning new things.
Registered technicians should be able to manage patients from when they enter the exam room or become an in-patient, until they are discharged by reception. This includes wellness, sick, urgent, and emergency patients. You should be able to communicate effectively with clients, obtain and record case information, perform vitals, and triage sick/urgent/ER patients. Your skill set should include the ability to use AVIMARK, input patient data, pull and discuss medication, obtain biologic samples (fecals, blood, urine, etc), perform in-house labs, place IV catheters, administer IV fluids, administer oral, IV, IM and SQ medications, monitor hospitalized, gentle restraint for procedures, prepare patients for surgery, administer anesthesia, monitor during surgery and post-op recovery, be able to read medical records and perform duties listed. If you have worked as an RVT, you realize this is not the complete list of duties and additional information is provided during the verbal and working interviews. Our RVTs do not just hold patients, they work with the doctors and other staff members to provide excellent, human quality medicine to our patients. They are a vital part of the medical team.
Certified or experienced Veterinary Assistants should be able to provide assistance to both doctors and RVTs. They need to be able to gently restrain patients for procedures, input information into computers, communicate effectively with clients, obtain and record case information, perform vitals, and help triage sick/urgent/ER patients, be able to read medical records and perform duties listed that are not RVT specific duties. Vet assistants also perform general kennel work and cleaning. Our vet assistants do not just hold patients. They work closely with the doctors and nurses to provide great care and are also are a vital part of the medical team.
Mentoring by experienced RVTs and Vet Assistants provided. Doctors enjoy teaching and working with staff. You must have a sense of humor, be reliable, be willing to lend a helping hand to your fellow workers, and enjoy working and showing us your skills.
Individuals should have strong teamwork and communication skills; be able to work in a fun filled and humorous, team oriented, busy work environment; can follow written and verbal directions, able to multi-task and use a computer, be able to stand, walk, kneel, stoop, maneuver for long duration of time; and able to lift and carry 50 lbs and perform tasks based on doctor's notes, fill medications and be able to discuss them with clients. Should have flexibility for schedules and must be able to work any day, as well as some weekends and overtime as needed.
Competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume to Lisa at email@example.com, drop it off at the hospital at 375 W. State St. Salem, OH, or call for an appointment with Lisa at (330) 332-1880.
You must have a sense of humor, be able to work with a bunch of happy, crazy individuals, be reliable, be honest, enjoy learning new things, and enjoy your job. Individuals should have strong teamwork and communication skills; be able to work in a busy environment; can follow written and verbal directions, able to multi-task and use a computer, be able to stand, walk, kneel, stoop, maneuver for long duration of time; and able to lift and carry 50 lbs. Should have flexibility for schedules and must be willing to work any shift, either full time or part-time. The online ad has plenty of details of what the job entails however a job description can be provided if requested and any questions about job duties can be answered during an interview.
To be very blunt about job requirements - Individuals that have no education or no experience as a veterinary assistant need not apply. Just being able to give medications to your pet and loving animals is not experienced enough. We do not train individuals with no experience to make them experienced, we need people that have a minimum of veterinary assistant skills before we will hire them.
Veterinary Technicians must be registered and experienced or an experienced Vet Assistant and in school to become an RVT before we will consider hiring them as an RVT or RVT candidate.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on experience, position, and type of shift (ER shift gets higher pay). Excellent benefits after 90 day probation period where the individual hired gets to prove they have what it takes to work in a friendly, high tech veterinary hospital. Additional information will be provided at interview.
About Adamson Veterinary Services
Our Company Philosophy is patterned after the Mayo Clinic's moto of "the needs of the patient come first". In our case our patients are pets with owners. In many cases pets are considered children in their owner's eyes. That makes them parents, which in turn makes us pediatricians with a special calling to care for furry children that can't talk or show us where they hurt.
*Company Description: We are a progressive, growing, multi-doctor hybrid practice that believes in using education, skills, and modern technology to provide quality medicine for our patients while tailoring it to the client's needs and income. As a hybrid practice we provide medical care that combines general practice and emergency care. We don’t just provide routine care, but more advance care as well. A hybrid practice provides routine services and sick/urgent care services that fall between a general practice and a specialty practice. In March we opened a weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday) after hour Urgent Care and Emergent Care service with staff available to work 24 hours if needed. The hospital is a large modern and fully equipped 9,000 sq ft medical facility that has recently been ren...ovated to create a calm and fear free environment (a virtual tour is available on our website AdamsonVeterinaryServices.com). We are AAHA certified and have a full in-house lab, ultrasound, dental machines, digital x-ray machine electro-cautery unit, 2 large surgery suites, multiple full parameter monitors and anesthesia machines, isolation room, portable oxygen cage, Snyder ICU machine, 2 ICU isolettes, with facility to house up to 34 sick patients. We have a large waiting room split into two sections to divide dogs and cats. We are open 7 days a week with doctors rotating weekends.
***Community profile: Although Salem is a small town, it has a lot to recommend it. There are several large metropolitan areas (Youngstown, Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Pittsburg) within minutes of Salem. There are small manufacturing companies and smaller service companies providing jobs for the area residents. There are a lot of community activities for individuals as well as families. There is a country club with a golf course, a community center with gym facilities and pool, and several small local lakes for boating and fishing. Parks and hiking facilities are close by. The grade school and secondary schools are excellent for those individuals interested in them for children. Kent State community college has a branch just outside Salem for more advanced studies. Universities are close by. Cars and trucks are a big thing in our area and we have several community activities associated with them. Quaker Raceway is just outside town for the car enthusiast. Major sports arenas are within an hour. Major highways to all parts of the country within minutes of Salem. We may be a small community, but we have much to offer.