Veterinary Technician JobStamford, CT

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Why You’ll Love this Veterinary Technician Job!     

Are you looking to grow a successful career based on your love for animals?   

When you join Just Cats Veterinary Hospital, you will be welcomed into a supportive community motivated by the genuine desire to make a meaningful difference for pets and their owners.  As a critical member of our team, our Veterinary Technicians enable us to deliver excellent service and top-quality care to our clients. You will directly support veterinarians in medical and surgical procedures and may independently handle appointments when veterinary oversight is not necessary.  

If you are ready to join a dynamic team where quality animal care is valued at the highest level, apply for the Veterinary Technician position today!  

Pay Range:  $22-$26 / hour

Benefits:  
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision with a Health Savings Account* 
  • Employee Assistant Program available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week* 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance & AD&D Insurance* 
  • 401K Plan with Generous Employer Match  
  • Maternity Leave * 
  • Bereavement Leave  
  • Life, Short Term, & Disability Insurance* 
  • Discount Programs  
  • Discounted Veterinary Care  
  • On-Demand Pay Options  
  • Referral Bonus  
Career Enhancement Benefits: 
  • The opportunity for full tuition payment to attend Penn Foster's veterinary technician program*  
  • Access to Zoetis Clinical & Professional Program and Events  
  • Access to a multitude of VMG resources  

*Indicates eligibility for Full-Time positions only 

Responsibilities

  • Restrain/hold animals of several species for examination and treatments  
  • Assist in treatment of patients in concert with a doctor  
  • Get weights on all patients prior to examination  
  • Use our radiology software for medical records and submission of studies for review  
  • Take digital photos of procedures/relevant lesions and save to patients' medical records  
  • Run in-house laboratory specimens and record results in patient medical records  
  • Prepare laboratory forms/specimens for out-of-office laboratories (Antech and others)  
  • Import laboratory and radiographic data into patient medical records  
  • Manage and oversee medical treatments (including collecting laboratory samples, administering SQ fluids, placing IV and urinary catheters, expressing anal sac, etc.)   
  • Administer and oversee anesthesia, surgical and dental treatments under the direction of the Veterinarian  
  • Take high quality digital radiographs  
  • Complete all relevant medical records entries for patients  
  • Ensure that all patients are comfortable, fed, watered and clean  
  • Bathe animals as necessary (both therapeutic and general)  
  • Keep accurately and timely logs for controlled drugs  
  • Setup medications/fill prescriptions when needed  
  • Help monitor inventory, rotation and expiration dates and report needs as requested  
  • Assist in stocking exam rooms/treatment/surgery/radiology rooms as necessary  
  • Assist in ordering of food/supplies/medications as requested  
  • Assist in maintenance of areas both inside and outside of hospital (floors, walks, parking, runs, etc.)  

Skills & Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED, or suitable equivalent  
  • Associate’s degree in a related field preferred  
  • Veterinary Assistant Certification preferred  
  • At least one to two years’ experience preferred 
  • Experience handling a variety of animals  
  • Strong customer service skills  
  • Ability to communicate effectively  
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds  
  • Basic math and writing skills  
  • Ability to express compassion  
  • Advanced understanding of diseases/medications/anesthesia  
  • Understanding of vaccinations, basic laboratory tests, common diseases and pet behavior  
  • Knowledge of computer software (Infinity and Office programs)  

Working Conditions 
Working at a veterinary practice involves being indoors and working in clinical exam rooms. Individuals will encounter emotional or uncomfortable situations including seriously ill or dying animals, emotionally distressed or irate owners, euthanasia, patients who are in pain, bleeding, have broken bones, exposed body parts, serious odors, or parasitic infestations. On occasion patients may bleed, urinate, defecate, vomit, or secrete other glandular fluids on your person, shoes, or uniform. 
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Job Number: 132423

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