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Veterinary Technician

Company: Petco
Location: Encinitas
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!Position Purpose:rnThe purpose of this Veterinarian Technician position inherently involves providing excellent veterinary care to our full-service hospital patients and phenomenal customer care to their owners. The Veterinary Technician represents the mission and values to all clients. Our Veterinary Technician sets the tone within the technical and customer support staff in the hospital, and is responsible, like all team members, for fostering cohesion and motivation within the team.u202Fu202F rnu202F rnAll hospital staff are responsible for performing their duties in a way that creates an environment in which:u202F rnrnThe patientu2019s needs always come first;u202F rnrnEvery team member understands that they have the power to do what it takes to create an exceptional customer and patient experience;u202F rnrnContentious issues are dealt with and resolved as they occur when possible, or as soon as is possible;u202F rnrnExceptional teamwork and commitment to shared goals benefits the entire organization rnrnEssential Job Functions:u202FThe incumbent must be able to consistently perform all of the following duties and responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation.rnrnGreet clients and patients arriving for appointments or walk ins and escort into an exam room, obtain weight and vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations, pain score, body condition score), and record all in the electronic medical record, begin documentation of the patient visit in the electronic medical record by documenting a thorough patient history.u202F rnrnAssist veterinarian with appointments (routine and emergency), surgery, dentistry, and euthanasia, taking direct supervision from the veterinarian(s) and the Hospital Office Manager. rnrnPerform patient restraint, obtain and process laboratory samples, handle and dispense medications at the direction of the veterinarian, and maintain the electronic medical record.u202F rnrnSchedule appointments communicate with and educate clients, relay test results to doctor and clients, maintain and update inventory as well as client/patient records, and manage accounts receivable.u202F rnrnPrepare patients for surgical and dental procedures, safely support induction and monitoring of anesthetized patients including checking and recording vital parametersu202F(under direction of the veterinarian), monitor patients during recovery, and prepare them for going home or transfer to an overnight care facility as needed.u202F rnrnProvide in-hospital treatments for sick patients including giving injectable and oral medications as well as intravenous fluid therapy; keep patients clean, watered, and fed (when indicated and directed by veterinarian), and safely walk canine patients when necessary for elimination.u202F rnrnParticipate in the training of new staff members and general dissemination of knowledge as required.u202F rnrnKeep hospital environment neat and clean; perform regular cleaning of environment based on necessity as well as based on a pre-determined maintenance schedule.u202F rnrnNature of Supervision rnIn all activities related to the care of individual patients, the incumbent will take direct supervision from the veterinarians as well as the Hospital Office Manager. For purposes of overall supervision, the incumbent takes direction from the Hospital Office Manager. rnrnPlanning and Problem Solving rnLike all team members, the Veterinary Technician plays a crucial role in ensuring that day-to-day operation of the hospital is efficient and provides an optimal experience for our patients, members, and non-member clients. rnrnImpact rnThis position will impact the organization by contributing to the growth of a productive practice while focusing on a high-quality standard of care. From an overall hospital organizational standpoint, this position in critical to ensuring that we have a cohesive, well-trained, and motivated technical team. The desired end result is the creation of an optimal environment that ensures employee retention, patient well-being, and customer satisfaction. rnrnSupervisory Responsibility:u202F rnThis position has no immediate supervisory duties. rnrnEducation/Experience: rnCollege or college-equivalent education (completed) as required in becoming a Credentialed Veterinary Technician in the state in which the hospital is located rnrnMust have at least 1-year previous experience or working in a veterinary practice rnrnMust have excellent written and verbal communication skills rnrnMust be compassionate and sympathetic, and be able to maintain a professional attitude and demeanor during emotional and stressful situationsrnrnMust have telephone and computer skillsPetco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.

Keywords: Petco, Encinitas , Veterinary Technician, Professions , Encinitas, California

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