Have a passion for animals, enjoy taking care of them, and are looking to join an exceptional team? Come join us! West Madison Veterinary Hospital is looking for veterinary technicians/assistants to join our team ASAP! We are a fast-paced, full-service AAHA hospital. A few of our services include wellness care, surgeries, emergencies, laser therapy, dental care, in-house labs, and radiographs. Due to the many services we offer, comfort with anesthesia/pain management and the willingness to learn and grow in the field of veterinary medicine are essential. We are looking for individuals that have a flexible schedule, enjoy interacting with clients, enjoy caring for all kinds of animals and enjoy working in a high-energy environment.
Comfortable working with all types and sizes of dogs and cats.
Able to be standing most of the shift including walking, lifting, bending, standing and crouching.
Comfortable lifting 40 pounds or more.
Able to follow instructions, but also able to work independently.
Comfortable talking to clients.
Have a friendly and positive attitude towards both clients and patients.
Have a flexible schedule including holidays and weekends.
Work with a team and willing to learn new things.
Duties and responsibilities:
Provide compassionate care to patients and clients.
Conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner even when stressed and/or focused on individual tasks.
Keep accurate medical records, prepare estimates and explain necessary follow-up and home care instructions to clients.
Effectively restrain pets of all types - even when large or difficult.
Willing to learn about vaccinations and hospital's vaccination protocols.
Understand usage, dosage, and common side-effects for commonly prescribed drugs and can readily explain them to the clients.
Administer pre-surgical anesthesia, assist doctors and monitor patients during and after surgical/dental procedures.
Willing to equally share weekend shifts and holidays.
Perform clinical laboratory procedures such as in-house bloodwork, fecal flotation exams, heartworm checks, skin scrapings, urinalysis and fungal cultures.
Maintain positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
Perform other duties as assigned and/or requested by the doctors.
Recommended but not required to apply:
2 or more years experience as a licensed Veterinary Technician.
Experience performing dental cleanings and dental radiographs.
Licensed veterinary technicians are preferred, but not required.
Familiarity with Avimark practice management software.
Familiarity with AAHA and Fear-Free Practice protocols.
Familiarity with Idexx Laboratories
Basic computer knowledge.
Additional Salary Information: Medical benefits and pay rate are based on experience and education.