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People, Pets & Vets: Veterinary Technician

People, Pets & Vets

This is a Full-time position in Irving, TX posted July 4, 2021.

Why You’ll Love This Veterinary Technician Job at Valley Ranch Pet Clinic in Irving, TX!Build a satisfying and lucrative career out of your passion and love for animalsHave the satisfaction of knowing your work will improve the lives of pets and their peopleGrow alongside an organization that acknowledges your contributions to its overall successGet in on the ground floor of a growing and innovating organizationFeel empowered as you leave an indelible mark on your communityBask in the sense of pride you will feel from being part of a network of reputable practicesLearn new, on-the-job skills that will help you grow your careerEnjoy a great work/life balance, plus generous perks and benefitsResponsibilitiesVeterinary Technician ResponsibilitiesClean and straighten exam rooms to prepare for incoming patients following OSHA guidelinesBe familiar with infectious and common zoonotic diseases; including prevention, and the steps to reduce or eliminate transmissionAssist in restraining pets in a manner that allows necessary procedures to be done with minimal stress to patients, and ensure safety of patients and peopleTake accurate notes and medical history of patients in exam rooms for doctorsAnticipate the needs of the doctor for routine exam/surgery visits; follow doctors request to fill or refill medicationsTake temperatures, samples, vitals as requested by doctor; draw up vaccines, flea/tick medication/prevention, etc.Required SkillsVeterinary Technician QualificationsMust have a high school diploma or equivalentMinimum of one (1) year of experience as a veterinary technician requiredExcellent communication skillsPossess a good attitude and contribute to a positive work environmentStrong English — written and verbal language skillsAnimal care, restraints, client/customer interaction experienceExperience with venipuncture, IV catheter placement, labwork, radiology, and pharmacology highly preferred