Licensed Veterinary Technician West End Animal Wellness Center
We are currently offering a $2,500 signing bonus for this position!
The veterinary team at West End Animal Wellness Center has dedicated their lives to caring for animals of all shapes, sizes, and ages in order to ensure the continued health and happiness of our valued patients. They are sure to remain comfortable in our relaxing and inviting atmosphere designed to let them understand that they are in a safe place surrounded by people who want to help them feel their absolute best.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Checks patient medical records for past histories, enters treatments and charges in computer.*
Restrains animals for Veterinarian as required.*
Maintains client educational material in an efficient manner.*
Applies knowledge of drawing blood, accessing veins quickly and minimizing patient discomfort to perform testing procedures.*
Performs specimen testing procedures accurately on blood, urine or other samples according to medical orders using all related equipment and computers.*
Assists Veterinarian with in-patient care in daily treatments to include maintaining and calculating IV fluids to assure they are still flowing, draws blood samples as requested and passes urithrocatheters.*
Perform anesthesia induction and monitoring.*
Dispenses medication and feeds patients as directed.*
Communicates with patient's owner by describing medication, possible complications and warnings.*
Utilizes computer system to enter and reference patient information as needed.*
Performs necessary lab work such as x-rays, CBC's, blood profiles, urinalysis, heartworm tests, FELV/FIV tests, fecal tests, cultures and sensitivities and fungus cultures.*
Documents test results and delivers to appropriate personnel promptly.*
Prepares specimens for mailing to hospitals according to practice requirements.*
Assures all materials are in exam rooms for doctors such as otoscopes and nail clippers.*
Schedules and/or performs routine maintenance of testing equipment.*
Maintains cleanliness of exam room at all times.*
Sets laboratory standards, change operations, and provides training to staff as required.*
Assists in animal care as needed.*
Handles all tasks associated with x-ray process to include entry of patient information, proper positioning of animals, and preparing forms to be e-mailed or referred as needed.
Takes medical histories and vital signs of patients.
Performs departmental housekeeping duties.*
Admits and discharges patients.*
Takes, processes and logs prescription refills in-house, call out pharmacy and online pharmacy.*
Other duties as assigned.
*Denotes an Essential Function
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The technician must be able to multi-task. They must be able to think quickly on their feet. They must be able to develop positive working relationships with clients and co-workers.
Skills: The technician must have skills/knowledge on how to perform dental cleanings, charting teeth abnormalities, anesthesia induction and monitoring, surgical preparation, intravenous catheter placement, vaccination administration, venipuncture, in-house lab work, and filling prescriptions.
Education/Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Licensed Veterinary Technician in the state of Georgia is required.
$2,500 Signing Bonus paid after 30 days of employment!
Competitive base pay
Best in class medical, vision, and dental insurance
Short-term and long-term disability
HSA and MSA
401k with match
Employee assistance program with licensed social worker on staff
Paid time off
Continuing education on our own learning institute
The West End Animal Wellness Center team has been proudly serving the Atlanta, GA community and surrounding areas since 2015. The team at West End Animal Wellness Center has dedicated their lives to caring for animals of all shapes, sizes, and ages in order to ensure the continued health and happiness of our valued patients. They are sure to remain comfortable in our relaxing and inviting atmosphere designed to let them understand that they are in a safe place surrounded by people who want to help them feel their absolute best.