Full-time Position, Available on: 2022-05-24
Seeking a highly-motivated, compassionate Veterinary Technician to join our team! Qualified applicants must be able to multi-task effectively, have good attention to detail, exceptional customer service and communication skills. 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!
Why The Pet Mechanic (Fishtown & South Street)?
We are passionate about supporting our staff and are committed to your personal career development. We create and support an inclusive work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve.
Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!
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 animal’s 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 pet’s 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 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 pet’s 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.
Experience as a Veterinary Technician preferred.
Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT).
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.
Medical procedures and animal handling will be trained thoroughly on the job; however, excellent communication skills, a sense of urgency, and working harmoniously with teammates is required.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
Company: The Pet Mechanic (Fishtown & South Street)
1416 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
920 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Contact: Stephanie Carney and Matt Knight (Practice Manager)