Under the direct supervision of the Practice Manager, the veterinary inpatient technician works together to provide technical support and day to day care as instructed by the staff veterinarians. This includes interviewing and educating clients, animal handling, restraint, medical assessments, and updating the electronic medical record. It is also the treatment technicians’ duties to ensure that they answer all the clients’ questions prior to them leaving, they have a clear understanding of the Veterinarian’s recommendations and that client expectations are exceeded at every visit.
provide necessary therapy
give injections including anesthetic agents under direct supervision of the doctor
perform routine laboratory analyses, including hematology, serology, blood
chemistry, urinalysis, and fecals
monitor anesthetized patients
assist in surgery
administer oral drugs including anesthetic and controlled substances, colonic irrigation, wound dressings and fluid therapy
prepare cultures for bacteriological examination
perform emergency procedures including: control bleeding; administer parenteral fluids and pharmacological agents under veterinary supervision; resuscitate with oxygen; perform external cardiac massage; apply temporary bandages or splints; provide external supportive treatment of wounds, burns, and heat prostration
provide client education regarding nutrition, parasite control, vaccination protocols, spaying and neutering, and other topics
counsel clients regarding home care, medication administration, post-operative care,
maintain all logs for controlled substances and records corresponding to necessary activities and equipment
take, develop and record radiographs
perform other duties as assigned
perform surgical preparation of patient and surgical site
fill prescriptions and prepare medications as prescribed by veterinarian
enter services provided in medical records and/or the computer
receive hospitalized and transfer patients
prepare and send out outside lab tests
notify doctor of lab results
clean and sterilize instruments
maintain lab and surgical supplies and equipment, including cold trays, sterile surgery packs, oxygen and anesthesia machines, centrifuge and microscopes
Ability to place IV catheters, provides fluids, and monitor administration.
Ability to perform toe nail trims, express anal glands, wing, and beak trims.
Ability to provide cross coverage as needed.
Perform other duties as needed.
Registered Veterinary Technicians
Non Registered Treatment Technicians
POSITION REQUIREMENTSExcellent communication skills with the ability to explain and relay information with all those contacted throughout the course of the work day.
- Ability to multi-task
- Excellent documentation skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Diplomatic social skills to maintain the highest level of cooperation team members in other areas of the hospital. .
- Motivated to the highest level of customer satisfaction
- Ability to lift 35lbs without assistance
- Ability to open/close various types of containers with or without tools
- Ability to use a step ladder or stool
- Ability to reach above your head with arms stretched holding product
- Ability to bend down or squat or use stairs to basement
- Ability to walk the various types of terrain around the facility
Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.
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Animal Hospital Inc.
Renee McCuistion, Executive Assistant
2735 SOM Center Rd.
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
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