Veterinary Assistant (Full Time)
Veterinary Technician (Full Time)
Certified Veterinary Technician (Full Time)
Updated 9/27/16

Overview
We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join our team of veterinary professionals for the position of Veterinary Technician. Applicants must be individuals with an outgoing, friendly personality and a detail-oriented, hardworking attitude.
 
The primary job responsibilities for this position include, but not limited to:
 

  • assisting doctors with patient care,

  • anesthetic monitoring,

  • advanced venipuncture techniques,

  • dental prophylaxis,

  • monitoring and caring for ICU patients,

  • client care and customer service,

  • dispensing medications,

  • taking digital radiographs,

  • performing laboratory diagnostic tests,

  • patient restraint,

  • knowledge of fluid administration,

  • medicating, monitoring and treating patients

  • loading exam rooms

  • performing skin scrapes,

  • expressing anal glands,

  • performing nail trims,

  • preparing animals for surgery,

  • in-house laboratory work,

  • assisting during surgical procedures.

 
Requirements:
 
A veterinary assistant is an individual who is employed by an actively-licensed veterinarian to perform acts pertaining to the practice of veterinary medicine, and receives compensation for such acts from the employing veterinarian, but is not a Certified Veterinary Technician or licensed veterinarian.
 
A veterinary technician means a person who has graduated from a veterinary technology program accredited or approved by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), or other accrediting agency approved by the Board, or a person who has received equivalent training as set forth in the rules of the Board.
 
A certified veterinary technician is an individual who has met the minimum qualifications to become certified as a veterinary technician, who has fulfilled the certification requirements prescribed by Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board (OVMLB) rule, and has been certified by the OVMLB to practice veterinary technology in the State of Ohio.
 
These positions require good interpersonal skills in relating to co-workers, clinicians, students, staff and clients, and other tasks as assigned by supervisors. These positions require exceptional attention to detail, the ability to multitask with ease, good customer service skills, the ability to maintain a positive demeanor and efficiency under pressure, and the ability to work effectively with minimum supervision.  Candidates should have a good understanding of medical terminology and familiarity with veterinary pharmacology.  Candidates for this position must be able to lift 50 pounds from floor to waist, and stand and/or walk for a 10-hour shift.  Professionalism, efficiency, and attention to detail are critical for success in this position and the ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic. 
 
Pay and benefits are competitive with pay dependent upon experience.  Flexibility with work schedule is a must.