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Veterinary Assistant / Vet Technician

Location: Matthews - Matthews, NC, United States
Date Posted: Sep 14, 2022
Requisition ID: 201217
Job Type: Part-Time

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Description

Our Matthews practice in Matthews, North Carolina  is looking for a skilled Veterinary Assistant or Veterinary Technician to play an important role in our clinic. Our experienced doctors and staff perform a vast array of procedures, and we are looking for someone interested in this exciting, growth-oriented opportunity!

 

At NewDay Veterinary Care, we believe in delivering high quality medicine along with an exceptional client experience in a compassionate environment. With our innovative, comprehensive pet care experience, patients can experience veterinary care in a less stressful environment. A place where routine exams, diagnostics, vaccinations, and wellness programs are only a splash away from the pool and their best friends.

 

Located at Pet Paradise, NewDay Veterinary Care provides the highest level of care for our patients, while recognizing the importance of work-life balance and a team-oriented approach to medicine. With over 25 hospitals and growing, NewDay Veterinary Care aims to create a positive culture of engagement, community, partnership, and social relationships to maintain an environment fostering both personal and professional development.

 

VETERINARY ASSISTANT / VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

 

Essential Functions of the Veterinary Assistant/Technician Include:

 

  • Provide quality, compassionate, best-in-class care for our patients, while also maximizing clinic productivity
  • Assist veterinarians with examinations and properly handle animals before, during, and after procedures
  • Perform diagnostic imaging such as x-rays, ultrasound, and CT scans
  • Clean, sterilize, and prepare kennels, exam rooms, and equipment
  • Maintain and update medical charts, administer medications and treatments, and care for animals during their visit
  • Professionally communicate basic diagnoses (such as ear infections, skin infections, intestinal parasites, etc.) to pet parents
  • Additional functions for qualified technicians: Perform dental prophylaxis, place IVCs, venipuncture, and assist with surgeries

 

Qualifications:

 

  • At least six months of prior experience as a Veterinary Assistant or Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Technician licensure (RVT, LVT, CVT) preferred
  • Lab, medical records, and SOAP knowledge
  • Ability to read a fecal float, fecal direct, and ear/skin cytology
  • Comfortable with in-house hematology and chemistry equipment/reference lab
  • Knowledge of basic canine/feline vaccines and basic vital signs
  • Skilled in phlebotomy (cephalic and lateral saphenous, jugular; SQ, IM, and IV injections)
  • Experience with dental prophylaxis
  • Experience with anesthesia monitoring and recovery
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to read, comprehend and write simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Capability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees within the organization
  • Ability to meet the following physical demands of the position, with or without accommodation: Exposure to animals that are agitated and/or injured and may scratch and/or bite, work in potentially loud environments, occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds, access and retrieve objects at ground-level to upwards of several feet in a safe and compliant manner, and remain in mobile or stationary positions for long periods of time

 

Perks & Benefits:

 

  • Scholarships for Veterinary Technician certifications
  • Bring your pet to work with complimentary pet day camp
  • 30 days of complimentary pet boarding (non-holiday)
  • Discounted veterinary care and wellness plans for your pet
  • On-demand pay with DailyPay
  • Dog/Cat adoption assistance
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance (full-time status)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) plans (full-time status)
  • Supplemental coverage options
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Fitness reimbursement

 

WE ARE A DRUG-FREE, SMOKE-FREE, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Company Policy, Federal and State Laws Forbid Discrimination Because of Age, Color, Race, Religion, Sex, Disability, Sexual Orientation or National Origin

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