Looking for a hospital that shares the same passion for vet med that you do!? Join our family of passionate and hard-working individuals. The majority of our staff have been here for over 10 years. We are a small companion animal hospital seeking a full-time veterinary technician (assistant) to become part of our fast-paced AAHA accredited five doctor practice. We have been treating our patients like family since 1954 and are looking for a hardworking tech that shares this same passion. Our clientele is a crucial part of our quality as medicine as we have amazing clients that are very compliant.
A veterinary technician provides animal care by determining animal requirements; assisting in examinations and diagnostic procedures; assisting during surgical procedures; animal handling and restraint, maintain overall patient comfort and cleanliness in their environment; maintaining supplies and equipment; maintaining accurate electronic medical records.
Veterinary Technician Job Duties:
Determines animal requirements by assisting in examinations; reviewing treatment plans and records; completing laboratory tests, and diagnostic imaging.
Cares for animals by taking vital signs; collecting samples; administering medications via multiple routes, wound care; obtaining blood samples
Supports animal examinations by assembling required supplies and instruments; securing and bringing animals to examination room; restraining animals; providing assistance as directed; confident with client communication
Supports operations by assembling required supplies and instruments; setting-up surgery table instruments; restraining animals; completing local/regional anesthesia; operating and monitoring anesthetic machines; hooking-up ECG monitors; preparing surgical site; placing IV catheters; blood pressure measurements; cleaning-up post-surgical site; maintaining sterile conditions; obtaining and verifying medications.
Perform dental prophylaxis and assisting doctors during oral surgery
Maintains animals by feeding and watering animals; cleaning animals' rooms, cages, and equipment; changing cages; observing for clinical signs of disease.
Maintains safe, secure, healthy, and humane environment by sterilizing and wrapping instruments; sanitizing and disinfecting holding and operating areas; storing sterile supplies; verifying shelf-life; following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
Maintains animal records by documenting animal conditions, reactions, and changes; updating database and treatment plans
Maintains equipment by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining equipment supplies; performing preventive maintenance
We have been operating curbside since March due to Covid. We will continue to operate curbside until further notice. Our current staff works 3 days per week between 10-12 hours per day. Each shift is alternated each week - either a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or a Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
We are looking for an individual with at least 2 years of experience. Previous surgical experience is mandatory. Dental experience is a bonus. Looking for a long-term addition.
Retirement Account with Employee Matching
Great discounts on veterinary services & products
Minimum of 2 Years of veterinary technician experience
Minimum of 2 years of surgical experience
About DuPage Animal Hospital
We are a small companion animal hospital seeking a full-time veterinary technician (assistant) to become part of our fast-paced AAHA accredited five doctor practice. We have been treating our patients like family since 1954 and are looking for a hardworking tech that shares this same passion.