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VCA Licensed Veterinary Technician - Internal Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska

Company Info: VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.

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VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center is an AAHA-accredited, 24 hour emergency/multi-specialty practice in Omaha, Nebraska.

VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center at http://www.midwestvetspecialists.com/ is seeking an experienced Licensed Veterinary Technician to join the Internal Medicine team at our fast-growing, AAHA-accredited, multi-doctor specialty and emergency/critical care practice in Omaha, Nebraska.

This is a great opportunity to utilize your Technician skills, work with a dynamic team and expand your knowledge while working in a fast-paced environment! You will be challenged to use all of you knowledge, know-how and skills to the best of your ability, in a teaching hospital, with a team that will support you along the way. We are currently experiencing phenomenal growth and expansion with many of our services.

Requirements

  • State of Nebraska Veterinary Technician License required.

  • Minimum 3 year of experience in veterinary medicine required.

  • The schedule is Monday-Thursday 7am-6pm and occasional holidays.

  • The ideal candidate will be a team player who is friendly, outgoing, people - oriented and has excellent communication and client service skills. Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate excellent relations with clients/pets in waiting and/or exam rooms. Ensure that clients and pets feel welcome and comfortable. Serve as “Ambassadors” for creating and maintaining goodwill for the hospital. Build rapport with clients and pets. If there is a delay, keep clients informed of expected waiting time.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and educate clients on general animal husbandry and answer non-medical questions.

  • Compassionate nursing care is the top priority for all patients. Make certain all patients are kept clean and as comfortable as possible.

  • Create a highly efficient flow for the doctors.

  • Continuously monitor all patients admitted to the hospital.

  • Make certain entire hospital both inside and outside, including treatment, surgery, kennels, runs, parking lot and entry is kept very clean throughout the day (so that a client could enter the treatment room and/or hospital ward and see their pet without any notice). This includes your own clothing and appearance.

  • Ability to perform a cursory examination of an animal, use a stethoscope and otoscope, recognize potential health care issues, signs and behavior patterns that suggest an animal may be in pain, and necessity of veterinarian’s examination.

  • Keep records up to date. This includes client records with charges, medical history, medications administered, laboratory reports, etc.

  • Maintain all log books (radiology, surgery, anesthesia, laboratory and controlled substance logs, etc.).

  • Understand how to maintain and use the hospital’s inhalation anesthetic machines. Monitor anesthesia under direct doctor supervision.

  • Understand principles of aseptics in the surgery room and participate in maintaining sterile conditions.

  • Know the names and general uses of surgical instruments and equipment. Maintain and sterilize surgical instruments and packs. Be willing and able to assist the doctor with certain surgical procedures.

  • Know how to properly use positioning devices so that patients may be radiographed. Practice all safety regulations in regard to radiology.

  • Laboratory: Draw blood samples, collect stool and urine samples, prepare lab request forms, perform certain laboratory tests:

  • In the Pharmacy create prescription labels, fill prescriptions and dispense medications as directed by a doctor. Control inventory and assist in ordering medications and supplies.

  • Other tasks that support hospital operations, patient care, and client service. Development We are committed to the professional development of our team members and the opportunity for advancement within the practice. We offer free RACE approved CE through our VCA network of hospitals. In addition, we offer a CE stipend benefit for LVTs and reimbursement for LVT license.Additional support is offered to those team members seeking to earn their VTS! Benefits We offer an alternative work schedule, competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including, medical/dental/vision and paid vacation/sick days (for FT employees), 401(k), paid uniforms, generous employee pet discounts (up to 75% for FT employees) and more!

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).

VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!

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