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    DEVINE VETERINARY CLINIC

    Veterinary Assistant / Technician

    Job Description

    The veterinary assistant/technician assists the veterinarian in performing a variety of medical tasks.  Candidate should have a working knowledge of the following:

    • Standard outpatient procedures
    • Surgeries
    • Radiology / Laboratory diagnostic tests
    • Proper veterinary medical terminology
    • Animal restraint
    • Animal nutrition
    • Proper sanitation and sterilization techniques
    • Knowledge of products marketed by the clinic (e.g. heartworm preventative, flea/tick control products, de-wormers, vaccines, etc.)

     Responsibilities and duties (including but not limited to the following)

    • Prepare patients for physical exams (e.g. take TPR - Temperature, Pulse, Respiration, collect fecal and blood samples) and gathering pertinent information from owner
    • Administer vaccinations
    • Perform routine laboratory diagnostic tests (Fecal, CBC, Chemistry Profiles) as ordered by the veterinarian
    • Prepare patients for surgery and follow proper protocols for patient anesthesia monitoring while maintaining a sterile environment
    • Assist veterinarian in performing digital x-rays
    • Admit hospital patients and perform preliminary assessment
    • Maintain and update patient information on treatment and boarding task boards
    • Clean, pack and autoclave all surgical instruments/materials
    • Assist with maintaining drug, surgical, and treatment room supplies
    • Update patient data in patient software application (i.e. Cornerstone)
    • Clean exam rooms, treatment areas, surgical suite, hospital and boarding rooms
    • Practice safety precautions and adhere to clinic policies
    • Other duties as requested

      Work Hours

    This full-time position requires working on most Saturdays.  Regular work hours are 7:20 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and 7:20 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday.  On a day-to-day basis you may need to arrive early or stay after closing as needed.  When working Saturdays, a day off will be granted during the week; however these days off will not be consistent days.

     Job Requirements

    Candidates should have the following to be considered for this position:

     2-3 years of experience in either a veterinary clinic or veterinary technician training setting (RVT license or CVA certification is a plus)

    • Effective verbal and written communication skills 
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
    • Ability to follow both written and verbal instructions
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
    • Ability to withstand temperature changes
    • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, as well as bend and squat

    To apply please complete application found HERE and submit it one of 3 ways:

    • In person
    • Fax to (830)663-6420
    • Or email to dvclinic@sbcglobal.net
    -You may attach a resume if desired, but the application is required.