Veterinary Technician- Delta Animal Hospital Job at Heartland Veterinary Partners, Bay Minette, AL

  • Heartland Veterinary Partners
  • Bay Minette, AL

Job Description

About Delta Animal Hospital
Are you passionate about animal care and seeking a fulfilling career in veterinary medicine? Look no further than Delta Animal Hospital, nestled in the heart of Bay Minette, AL. Our hospital is not just a workplace; it’s a vibrant community dedicated to providing exceptional veterinary care to our beloved furry companions. At Delta Animal Hospital, we foster a supportive and collaborative environment where every team member is valued and encouraged to grow both personally and professionally. From our skilled veterinarians and compassionate support staff to our state-of-the-art facilities, we pride ourselves on delivering top-notch medical services with a personalized touch. Join us in making a difference in the lives of pets and their families while enjoying a rewarding and fulfilling career in veterinary care.​​​​​​​

Position Purpose
The Veterinary Technician assists the veterinarians and lead technicians with patient care and treatment, monitors hospitalized pets, maintains inventory, prepares prescriptions, performs routine in-house laboratory work, educates clients regarding veterinary care and procedures, and assists with surgical procedures.

Veterinary Technician Competencies
  • Patience & Compassion: Remaining professional while still making teammates, clients, and patients feel as comfortable as possible regardless of the situation or challenges presented. Responding quickly and calmly to crisis while maintaining a high standard of patient care.
  • Collaboration & Teamwork: Carefully coordinating actions with veterinarians and practice team members. Providing feedback appropriately and in a timely manner. Quickly incorporating feedback to ensure positive results . Sharing ideas and being open to other’s ideas.
  • Communicating : Conveying instructions to clients and teammates to ensure successful patient care.
  • Active Listening: Following the instructions of veterinarians and sometimes patient owners. Picking up the needs of veterinarians and teammates based on prior experiences and feedback.
  • Organization Skills : Clear tracking of lab specimens, medications, patient instructions, workflow, and other job-related items while managing multiple patients and clients.
  • Client Satisfaction: Ensuring all activities and interactions result in the highest level of client satisfaction.
Essential Responsibilities
  • Assist veterinarians in the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery and other tasks as needed.
  • Assist veterinarians in outpatient exams by taking histories, vital signs, and weights, as well as providing client education.
  • Prepare patients for surgery and monitor vital signs of the patient during surgery.
  • Obtain blood, stool, and other samples; perform in-hospital laboratory testing and prepare specimens for outside laboratories.
  • Take, develop, and maintain radiographs following proper safety procedures.
  • Provide basic animal handling and restrain animals during exams.
  • Administer and monitor medications, anesthesia, vaccines, and treatments at the discretion of the veterinarian.
  • Clean and straighten exam rooms, treatment, and lab areas; restock exam rooms with supplies. Assist other team members to keep the public areas of the practice clean; clean and maintain all medical equipment.
  • Demonstrate warmth, courtesy and professionalism in all interactions with clients; exercise compassion and care in all interactions with patients.
  • Communicate with veterinarians and practice team members including client discussions, patient plans, client concerns, etc.
  • Any other duties as assigned.
Requirements / Qualifications
  • Previous veterinary experience preferred
  • Ability to lift patients and carry equipment up to 25 pounds; ability to lift patients or carry equipment over 25 pounds with assistance
  • Practice OSHA safety techniques including proper PPE
  • Basic math and the ability to calculate medication dosages
  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with MS office applications, etc.
  • Strong communication skills to ensure patient safety
Benefits Offered
  • Paid time off
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement benefits (401k, Roth k and matching)
  • Bonus incentive
  • Career and professional development opportunities
  • State licensing fee reimbursement for credentialed technicians
  • VTNE support
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Program

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