Veterinary Technician Full-time
SVSS is currently looking for an experienced full-time Veterinary Technician (CVT strongly preferred) to join our growing privately owned specialty practice. Because SVSS is a specialty animal hospital, prior work experience at a general practice or in specialty Veterinary Medicine is A MUST!
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About Southwest Veterinary Surgical Service: SVSS is Arizona’s premier veterinary surgical specialty practice. We function as an extension and in partnership with primary care veterinarians to provide consultation, surgical solutions and comprehensive patient care for our patients and their owners. We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional patient and client experience. As an employer, we recognize the importance of hiring like minded individuals with a passion for what we do and how we do it. We recognize the value and diversity of our team and offer competitive wages, a robust benefit package including company subsidized medical, dental and vision insurance, generous company paid time off, paid sick leave, tuition reimbursement, funding for CE credits, CVT licensing reimbursement, a monthly topic focused learning rounds, an established career path, a retirement program with company match and SO MUCH MORE! Why settle for the rest when you can WORK FOR THE BEST!
Veterinary Technician Job Description: Veterinary Technicians must have a broad knowledge of animal science, medicine, and husbandry, including a basic knowledge of pharmacology and sufficient mathematical skills to ensure the administration of accurate drug and fluid doses. They must be able to successfully restrain animals, complete clinical laboratory tests, use multiple radiology techniques, administer and monitor animals under anesthesia, and assist in surgery. Veterinary Technicians must also deliver compassionate patient care and customer service. At SVSS, the veterinary technicians assist with a variety of specialty surgical procedures. Daily duties include pre and post-surgical diagnostic lab tests, preparing and scrubbing surgical sites for sterile procedures, assisting the veterinarian during surgeries, handing out necessary surgical tools during procedures, bandaging wounds, changing wound dressings as needed, placing catheters, taking radiographs (x-rays) and other functions. Veterinary Technicians may be required to travel to multiple Phoenix metro locations based on business need. SVSS is a specialty services surgical center which means there is a need to address emergency situations as they arise. Veterinary technicians and doctors are responsible for coverage of on-call shifts which are scheduled on a rotational basis. Because we understand the impact to veterinary technician life while on call, SVSS does offer additional compensation for any on-call hours worked. During the normal work week a Veterinary Technicians on call hours start at 6pm. Any on calls shifts scheduled during the weekends and/or any holidays there would be expected 24×7 on-call availability from the Veterinary Technician.
*** This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other duties as required to meet the ongoing business needs of SVSS *** We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift or carry pets or objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance. Have the physical strength and ability to stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, repeated bending, pushing, pulling, full use of hands/fingers, reach above shoulders and perform each of these functions fully and quickly for an entire shift when needed. Must effectively be able to read, speak, and write in English. Hearing, vision and speech at a functional level are required t