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Veterinary Technician

Company: VCA Animal Hospitals
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

VETERINARY TECHNICIANWe are currently seeking individuals who are looking to advance their knowledge, experience and skills working alongside our Board-Certified Specialists in the following departments:

  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Surgery
  • Medical Oncology
    • Radiation OncologyWHO WE ARE: We believe in providing, "Special Care from the Heart" because it is who we are and what we do. We understand we need the very best people veterinary medicine has to offer to provide the highest quality medicine to our patients. We are deeply committed to cultivating an environment in which the finest team of professionals can thrive, grow, and practice unsurpassed care. We bring happy, positive attitudes to work because we can impact the energy throughout the hospital in a positive way.We are obsessed with our patients: The love we feel for animals drives us to do our best. We work with initiative, positivity, and warmth to bridge the gap between human and animals, focusing on wellness to create a greater, stronger bond with our patients.CULTURE AT VCA CVS: Our culture is forever evolving so we can ensure our hospital continues to be the best place for our team members and patients. We are also open to direct feedback and collaboration from our staff to discover the most innovative ways to evolve and continue to grow our hospital, leadership team and staff members. We support and encourage you to grow your skill set. We provide avenues for you to learn and coordinate appropriate mentorship & CE events to support you throughout your career with us.We work as a team: We are knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about a better veterinary experience. We jump at the opportunity to help one another and seek out opportunities to team up on tasks. We're all in this together-our team, clients, and the patient. Our success as a team hinges on all of us doing our best together.FOCUS: This role promotes learning and growth as a Veterinary Technician, providing opportunities for advancement towards RVT, VTS, coordination of care, and participating in the mentorship of fellow team members. Our technicians function using critical thinking, and leadership to carry out quality patient treatment care in collaboration with our team of board-certified veterinarians.We communicate clearly: We speak up, we do what we say, and we're transparent and honest. We value clear, simple communication. Every team member is empowered to try new things and own their decision-making.WHO WE NEED:
      • You're passionate, motivated and value the importance of continuous learning
      • A team player that is honest and respectful to your peers
        • You're comfortable adapting to new scenarios, willing to learn new techniques, & think outside of the box
        • Excellent interpersonal capabilities across a diverse group
        • Contribute wherever necessary with a positive attitude
        • Demonstrate the ability to accomplish assigned tasks for all areas involved
        • Know when to ask for assistance
          • Display excellent communication skills to your peers, clients & teamWHAT YOU NEED:
            • Credentialed as a veterinary technician (RVT, CVT, LVT, LVMT) or 2+ years of experience specifically in a critical care environment
            • Basic computer skills
            • Ability to read, speak, and hear sufficiently to understand, and complete tasks instructed in all forms of communication, written, verbal or other
              • Provide information in person & over the phone communicating clearly, appropriately & professionally
              • Ability to stand for prolonged hours, kneel, work on the floor as well as ability to lift up to 25kg on own and able to support up to 50 kg with assistance.
                • $4000 sign on Bonus for qualified RVT's hired at our Carlsbad location!
                  • $1000 to be paid 30 days from hire date
                  • $1000 to be paid 90 days from hire date
                  • $2000 to be paid 1 year from hire date
                    • Industry leading compensation
                    • Something new every day- you will never be bored
                      • Growth & relocation potential
                      • Health, Vision & Dental Insurance
                      • Generous employee pet discount
                      • Referral rewards: bring your vet tech and DVM friends to VCA CVS
                      • 401K w/company match
                        • Paid parental leave
                        • Continuing Education Allowance
                        • Monthly Fun hospital events and contests
                        • Leadership opportunities
                        • Access to people & financial resources in a large veterinary community
                          • Career development programs
                          • Opportunity to give back through Shelter partnerships & VCA Charities
                          • License Reimbursement
                          • Free mental health and wellness subscriptions (Headspace)
                          • Life, Long & Short-term disability insurance
                            • Paid vacation & sick time
                            • Mentorship through VTS programWHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO DO:
                              • Treat patients and clients with the highest level of compassion, respect and care
                              • Collect samples and perform diagnostic tests including in-house & point of care tests & diagnostic imaging
                                • Be trained to properly perform all aspects of CPR as a RECOVER Certified Rescuer
                                • Participate in giving and receiving patient rounds to ensure continuity of care
                                • Administer SQF, IM, IV injections & understand potential adverse effects of medications
                                • Use understanding of common diseases and conditions, physical assessment & monitoring parameters to provide the most comprehensive patient care
                                • Perform basic to intermediate & intensive nursing care tasks, patient monitoring, and treatments
                                  • Coach & guide veterinary assistants and fellow technicians to perform clinical tasks to maintain standards of care and encourage growth. Collaborate & share knowledge w/ team to ensure optimal patient care
                                  • Aid in managing patient care workload to ensure the patients are receiving uncompromised care
                                  • Obtain additional training along guided growth pathways offering roles in addition to direct nursing care such as VTS certification, mentorship role, community outreach, and leadership
                                  • Conduct treatments using clinical decision-making skills according to protocol/SOP's
                                  • Administer, monitor and maintain patients under general anesthesia with or without mechanical ventilation for patients with carried levels of ASA.We look forward to having you join our exceptional team. Contact us today to set up an interview!

Keywords: VCA Animal Hospitals, San Diego , Veterinary Technician, Professions , Carlsbad, California

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