Certified Veterinary Technician

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Certified Veterinary Technician Job Description:
This is a part time, non-exempt position.  Salary varies with experience.

Job Summary:
This position focuses on working directly with the veterinarian on both technical medical issues as well as necessary routine responsibilities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Lab analysis of urine, blood and fecal samples
  • Dental Care assistance
  • Preparation of samples
  • Inducing and monitoring anesthesia
  • General nursing duties
  • Radiography
  • Client education
  • Surgery preparation and assistance
  • Cleaning of cages, instruments patients, etc.
  • Patient restraint
  • Obtain and record case information
  • Dress wounds
  • Exercising/walking patients
  • Administration of vaccinations
  • Assistance with euthanasia

Job Qualifications:

  • Oregon State Veterinarian Technician certification or enrolled in a current program with a reasonable anticipated  graduation is required to apply for this job.
  • Experience in the field is preferred.

Other knowledge skills and abilities:

  • Knowledgeable regarding federal and state animal health laws, and regulations, including OHSA.
  • Knowledge of hospital procedures, both written and implied
  • Knowledge of spelling and meaning of commonly used veterinary terminology.
  • Strong Customer Service Skills.
  • Strong decision making skills, particularly in hectic environments/ triage.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive patients; hazards associated with infected animals and controlled substances; exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches and animal wastes; possible exposure to contagious diseases.