Registered Veterinary Technician - Wilmington Animal Healthcare

Southern Veterinary Partners Wilmington , NC 28401

Posted 3 days ago

Wilmington Animal Healthcare is a full-service AAHA accredited veterinary medical facility, located in Wilmington, NC. The professional and courteous staff at Wilmington Animal Healthcare seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We pride ourselves on our level of care and compassion. We believe that when we are asked to care for someone's pet that we are invited into a special relationship and that this is a compliment and privilege.

Our mission is to provide the most advanced and compassionate health care available to pets, and to provide exceptional service to clients at every visit.

The Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech) is responsible for assisting Veterinarians in the care of animals. The Vet Tech helps during patient examinations and surgical procedures by restraining animals when necessary, stocking examination and surgery rooms with supplies, sterilizing tools and ensuring that equipment is in working order. Vet Techs also communicate with clients (pet owners) and update patient files. This position may perform an initial evaluation of the animals condition, clean and wrap wounds, check vital statistics, collect samples and administer medication.

  • Assist doctors with appointments, surgery, and client education per hospital policy.
  • Perform initial evaluation of the pets condition and advise doctor regarding nature of visit, preventative care due and client concerns.
  • Obtain and prepare laboratory samples as requested by the veterinarian, i.e. urine, fecal and ear cytology.
  • Notify the doctor of lab results in a timely fashion.
  • Restrain animals in a safe, efficient and compassionate manner during examinations and procedures.
  • Prepare and set up for surgical procedures while utilizing knowledge of proper sterile field requirements.
  • Monitor recovery of surgery patients and communicate with owners per hospital policy.
  • Accurately prepare and dispense medications as directed by the doctor, ensuring that medications are added to the pets record and appropriately charged to the client.
  • Know vaccination guidelines within the hospital and administer vaccinations under the direction of the doctor.
  • Monitor hospitalized pets and perform treatments as directed by the doctor.
  • Utilize hospital computer systems to document medical records and communicate with clients and teammates.

Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED certificate with one (1+) years experience as a Veterinary Technician preferred
  • Registered in Veterinary Technology within the state of North Carolina
  • Experience with Cornerstone software preferred
  • Flexible schedule including some weekend and holiday shifts
  • Must have computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations.
  • Must have the physical and mental capacity to perform in a fast paced and challenging environment.
  • Must have a sense of urgency, as well as able to work harmoniously with teammates
  • Must be dependable, demonstrate strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

Benefits

Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)

Retirement Plan (401k)

Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)

Short Term Disability

Paid Time Off (Vacation & Public Holidays)

Teladoc- FREE doctor access 24/7

Discounted Veterinary Care

EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

A large network of over 1,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growth

Opportunity to make an impact in your community while tackling a challenging, variety of tasks and the ability to help animals among a great team of people!

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