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Veterinary Technician

Company: St. Francis Animal Hospital - Springdale, AR
Location: Springdale
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionSt. Francis Animal Hospital is a well-established, progressive, fast paced 2.5 doctor companion animal and exotics practice located in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. We offer many services to provide the best comprehensive care to our patients including preventative care, surgery, urgent care, dentistry, cold laser therapy, in-house diagnostics, digital full body radiology, ultrasonography, and boarding.To learn more about us click here.Job DescriptionJob duties include, but are not limited to:Animal restraint, triage of incoming patients, collection and analysis of lab samples, diagnostic imaging, management and nursing care of medical and hospitalized cases with varying degrees of stability, administration of medications, effective communication of treatment plans with clients, surgical preparation and assistance, and anesthetic management.Must be able to withstand unpleasant odors and noises. May be exposed to bites, scratches, animal waste and potentially contagious diseases.Whether you're looking to just be a master of your role or trying to grow into that next career move, you'll have opportunities through a variety of virtual and hands on, interactive training and continuing development.SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS+ Ability to sit or stand and work at a computer for long periods of time.+ Ability to be confident around animals (i.e., dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc. Candidate to confirm species treated with practice leadership for additional clarity.)+ Client needs and work volume may occasionally require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job. This position may require special working hours, including working weekends, evenings and/or holidays.+ Must have mental capacity and processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently.+ The noise level in the work environment is moderately high. Ear plugs will be available upon request.+ Job requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform required duties while working.+ Ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.+ Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate other equipment as required.+ Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.+ Hospital teammates are routinely exposed to a variety of animals that may bite, kick or scratch, and on occasion, may be exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological or zoonotic hazards and/or medication/controlled substances.QualificationsWe're looking for:A high work ethic and positive attitude team memberAbility to arrive on-time and ready to workA minimum of 1-year experience preferred, CVT/RVT/LVT a bonusWeekend availabilityExceptional customer service skills and ability to communicate preciselyInterpret medical records and record client history accuratelyKnowledge in preventative care, surgical procedures, and hospital flowAbility to restrain pets in a low-stress and safe mannerProficient in sample collection to include blood samples, urine, fecal, and skinAbility to properly set-up and process laboratory samples and testsProficient in positioning and capturing radiographs, positioning for dental radiographs are a plusProficient in anesthesia and surgical monitoringA self-starter with the desire to continue to advance one's knowledge and skillsetAbility to receive in a professional manner constructive feedback to maintain hospital efficiencyAdditional InformationWe offer our staff:Comprehensive Benefits (health, dental, vision, liability, 401k & 401K matching program, life & supplemental insurance, HSA, & FSA)Employee Assistance ProgramPaid Vacation and Sick Time for ALL EmployeesPaid Bereavement ProgramPaid Parental Leave ProgramCompetitive CompensationContinuing Education Allowance (applies to licensed/registered/certified roles)Tuition Assistance ProgramAccess to a CVA/CVT/CVPM Partnership through Penn FosterCareer Development OpportunitiesReferral Bonus Program for most positions!Additional Benefits May Also Be Available (i.e. Personal Pet Discounts, Holiday Pay, Uniform Allowance, Bonuses etc)Hiring eligibility may be contingent to a candidate authorizing and completing a satisfactory background check.*Note - some benefits may only be available to or vary slightly for full time employment status vs part time status.WE ARE A DRUG-FREE, SMOKE-FREE, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.Company Policy & Federal & State Laws Forbid Discrimination Because of Age, Color, Race, Religion, Sex, Disability, Sexual Orientation or National Origin

Keywords: St. Francis Animal Hospital - Springdale, AR, Springdale , Veterinary Technician, Professions , Springdale, Arkansas

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