Veterinary Technician

Full Time | Saratoga Springs, UT

Position Summary: Veterinary Technician duties are to assist veterinarians with clinical and clerical tasks while providing the best patient care possible.

Principal Duties & Accountabilities: 
– Assist veterinarian with procedures and treatments as needed.
– Daily patient care, prep, and administration of PO, IV, and IM medications.
– Maintain proper documentation in the electronic and written medical record.
– Stock hospital and exam areas with medications, bandage materials, and equipment.
– Take dictation from veterinarian and enter into the electronic medical record.
– Prepare invoices and process payment transactions.
– Prepare discharge instructions and prescriptions as per doctor’s notes.
– Trotting and jogging horses during lameness exams.
– Accurate obtaining and storage of in and out of house laboratory samples.
– Efficient and accurate use of in-house laboratory equipment.
– Proper care and maintenance of instruments and equipment.
– Keep the clinic clean and presentable.
– General barn maintenance including, but not limited to stall cleaning, feeding, and watering.
– Relay information to / from clients to / from doctors, staff, and management.
– Process in-house prescription and supplement orders.
– Maintain a professional physical appearance and attitude.
– Interact with clients in a professional manner.
– Thorough communication regarding patient cases to the incoming shift (hospital turnover).
– Foaling out mares – labor and delivery assistance and post-foaling care.
– Mandatory rotating schedule for weekends and observed holidays.
– On-call duties as needed.

NOTE: This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as dictated by the business needs and conditions. As an essential function of the job, good attendance is required.

All employees are required to dress in a manner acceptable for interacting with clients and other professionals.  Your personal appearance and dress are expected to be appropriate to the professional nature of our business.  The image of the clinic in the eyes of clients, vendors, and the public is affected by the appearance of our employees.
– Neatly pressed scrub tops and bottoms, or scrub top with jeans without holes and frayed areas.
– Collared or button-up shirts white, gray, blue or black in color to represent the clinic colors. No tank tops and plunging necklines.
– Clean boots or closed-toe shoes.
– Hats are acceptable as long as they do not promote a competitor.
– Hair is expected to be clean and neat in appearance. Longer hair must be pulled back.

Qualifications, Educational Skills, & Experience: 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

– High School diploma or equivalent.

Language Skills:
– Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from doctors, staff, and clients.

– Basic understanding of core vaccinations, deworming schedules, common equine diseases and behaviors and basic lab tests is preferred but not required.
– Basic experience with and knowledge of horses and the equine culture.

Reasoning Ability: 
– Ability to communicate empathy to clients regarding sensitive subjects related to their and/or their animal’s experience.
– Ability to work patiently with distressed, frustrated, and disgruntled clients.
– Ability to show compassion to clients in various emotional states.

Computer Skills: 
– Internet, Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel preferred, but not required.
– Above average typing skills (50 WPM).

Other Skills & Abilities: 
– Ability to act independently but also be able to take direction from others.
– Multi-task in a busy environment.
– Work well in a team setting and communicate in a professional manner with colleagues and clients.
– Willingness to continually learn varied and advanced skills.
– Be reliable, punctual, and have the ability to adapt to various situations.
– Anticipate the veterinarian’s needs.
– Ability to work effectively in an environment with exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, chemicals, animal hair, and other particulates.
– Flexibility with schedule to start early, stay late, perform on-call duty, and weekend work as needed.
– Ability to identify and communicate after-hours emergency situations to doctors and senior staff.

Physical Demands: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
– While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to hold, jog, and restrain animals. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, lift overhead and below, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. Need full range of motion to be able to interact with animals and provide care.
– The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
– While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Certificates, Licenses, & Registrations: 
– None required


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