Hospital Vet Tech

Petco Poway , CA 92064

Posted 2 months ago

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 position inherently involves providing excellent medical care to our PetCoach hospital patients and phenomenal customer care to their owners. The PetCoach Veterinary Technician represents the PetCoach 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.

Essential Job Functions:

The incumbent must be able to perform all the following duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Greet clients and patients arriving for appointments 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 doctors with appointments (routine and emergency), surgery, dentistry, and euthanasia, taking direct supervision from the doctor and the PetCoach Lead Technician.

  • Perform patient restraint, obtain and process laboratory samples, handle and dispense medications at the direction of the doctor, and maintain the electronic medical record.

  • Schedule appointments, comunicate 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.

  • Prepare patients for surgical and dental procedures, anesthetize patients and maintain them safely under anesthesia while monitoring vital parameters (under direction of the doctor), monitor patients during recovery and prepare them for going home or transfer to an overnight care facility.

  • 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 doctor), 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.

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position has no immediate supervisory duties.

Work Environment:

The majority of job duties are conducted in the PetCoach Veterinary Hospital, or in the PetCoach location. 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.

Education/Experience:

College or college-equivalent education (completed) as required in becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician (in states such as California where the title 'Veterinary Technician' requires licensure)

Must have at least 1 year previous experience or working in a veterinary practice

Must be friendly, outgoing, 'people oriented', and have a sense of humor

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Must be compassionate and sympathetic, and be able to maintain a professional attitude and demeanor during emotional and stressful situations

Must have telephone and computer skills

Must be a team player willing to learn new techniques and treatments, offer creative ideas, and accept change


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