Posted on: June 25, 2022
Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together
to support the most exciting missions in the world!Healthier pets.
Happier people. Better world. Our vision might sound lofty, but we
believe it's attainable when we obsess about providing complete
care for our amazing pets. Our approach goes far beyond addressing
our animals' basic needs to support their physical, mental, social,
and emotional needs. By being sure we take all of these elements
into consideration, we can help pet parents take the very best care
of their pets.
Our obsession with delivering the very best experiences for pets
and their parents guides all we do. From our convenient, affordable
pet salon services to our extensive array of training classes and
workshops, we always make sure to keep our commitment to healthy,
happy pets front and center.
Position Purpose:The 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.
All hospital staff are responsible for performing their duties in a
way that creates an environment in which:
- The patient's needs always come first;
- Every team member understands that they have the power to do
what it takes to create an exceptional customer and patient
- Contentious issues are dealt with and resolved as they occur
when possible, or as soon as is possible;
- Exceptional teamwork and commitment to shared goals benefits
the entire organization
Essential Job Functions: The incumbent must be able to consistently
perform all of the following duties and responsibilities with or
without a reasonable accommodation.
- Greet 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.
- Assist veterinarian with appointments (routine and emergency),
surgery, dentistry, and euthanasia, taking direct supervision from
the veterinarian(s) and the Hospital Office Manager.
- Perform patient restraint, obtain and process laboratory
samples, handle and dispense medications at the direction of the
veterinarian, and maintain the electronic medical record.
- Schedule 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
- Prepare patients for surgical and dental procedures, safely
support induction and monitoring of anesthetized patients including
checking and recording vital parameters (under direction of the
veterinarian), monitor patients during recovery, and prepare them
for going home or transfer to an overnight care facility as needed.
- Provide 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.
- Participate in the training of new staff members and general
dissemination of knowledge as required.
- Keep hospital environment neat and clean; perform regular
cleaning of environment based on necessity as well as based on a
pre-determined maintenance schedule.
Nature of SupervisionIn 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.
Planning and Problem SolvingLike 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.
ImpactThis 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.
This position has no immediate supervisory duties.
Work Environment:The majority of job duties are conducted in the
Veterinary Hospital. Position requires bending, kneeling, lifting
(up to 30 pounds, as necessary) and standing for long periods of
time. A large amount of this partner's time will be spent in direct
contact with clients and their pets.
- College or college-equivalent education (completed) as required
in becoming a Credentialed Veterinary Technician in the state in
which the hospital is located
- Must have at least 1-year previous experience or working in a
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication
- Must be compassionate and sympathetic, and be able to maintain
a professional attitude and demeanor during emotional and stressful
- Must have telephone and computer skills.Petco 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
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