GoodVets is a transformative veterinary management company witha lofty objective: to shape the future of veterinary medicine. We believe inour employees? personal growth and are looking for the next business leaders ofour company.
As a company, our top goals are serving our customers andcreating an environment that is the best workplace in the veterinary industry.In addition to competitive compensation, we offer a robust group healthinsurance plan for all employees.
The Veterinary Technician
The Veterinary Technician assists the doctor to the fullestextent possible, to help improve the quality of care given to the patients andto aid the doctors in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them oftechnical work. The Veterinary Technician assists in multiple proceduresproviding care for animals including physical examinations, dental procedures,surgeries, immunizations, euthanasia, as well as client education, marketingand inventory maintenance. A Technician?s focus is ever changing according to thepriority of the moment. They must remain calm and collected in the face ofemergency situations in order to lead others through the tasks that must becompleted.
· Receive, handle and treat patients with skill, compassion andcare including monitoring during anesthesia, administering fluids, assisting indiagnosis, surgery, and general and specialized nursing care
· Ability to observe animal appearance and activity for generalphysical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease, and discontent
· Assess emergency situations and begin necessary treatments whilea doctor is notified
· Safely and effectively apply and use restrains such as muzzles,towels, gloves, and cat nets
· Dispense and administer medications, vaccines, serums andtreatments as prescribed by the veterinarian
· Assist in diagnostic, medical and surgical procedures using arange of high-tech diagnostic equipment including electrocardiographic,radiographic and ultrasonographic equipment
· Possess a deep understanding for infectious diseases and how tocontrol and prevent their spread; recognize when pets are showing clinicalsigns of infectious disease and follows appropriate hospital protocol
· Properly records all controlled drug use in compliance withstate and federal regulation
· Maintain inventory of pharmaceuticals, equipment and supplies
· Provide monitoring, treatment, and care for hospitalizedpatients, administer fluids, drugs, and blood products as prescribed by theveterinarian: routes of administration include intravenous, intramuscular,subcutaneous, oral, aural, & ophthalmic
· Skilled at venipuncture, catheter placement, and administrationof endotracheal tubes
· Administer emergency first aid to patients, such as performingemergency resuscitation or other lifesaving procedures as needed
· Collect specimens and perform routine laboratory procedures andtests in hematology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis, andserology to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problemsoperates bloodwork machines, microscopes, centrifuges, and laser equipment
· Take, develop, and evaluate proper positioning and exposure orradiographs. Abide by hospital, state, and federal laws regarding radiationsafety
· Admit surgical patients, including performing a preliminaryphysical examination for things like retained baby teeth, hernias,cryptorchidism, periodontal disease, in heat females, ear infections, externalparasites, etc.
· Properly calculate medication dosages and volumes of liquids ortablets to be administered
· Perform endotracheal intubation for administration of gasanesthesia. Know the volume of air that should be used to inflate various-sizedcuffs to pressure levels that prevent leakage without traumatizing tracheas.
· Administer anesthesia to animals, under the direction of theveterinarian, and monitor animals? responses to anesthetics so that dosages canbe adjusted
· Perform routine dental cleanings on patients under the directionof the veterinarian. Recognize and bring to the doctor?s attention anyabnormalities, such as diseased teeth that need extraction, oral-nasalfistulas, or oral tumors
· Prepare patients for surgery. Clip surgical fields with straightmargins. Minimize tissue trauma. Properly scrub and prepare surgical fields.Properly position and align patients for surgery
· Monitor patients during post-operative recovery includingextubation, pain control, and preparation for discharge or hospitalization
Client Education & Services
· Educate clients about common problems such as fleas, heartwormtests and preventatives, fecal tests and parasites, feline leukemia testing andprevention, and common behavior problems such as house training, chewing, etc.
· Discharge patients. Review charts of patients being dischargefrom the clinic for completeness of information. Present clients withmedications and instruction
· Maintain knowledge of preventative healthcare recommendations toanswer client questions, provide education on vaccines, flea and heartwormproducts, and assist in marketing veterinary services from which their petwould benefit, such as a dental cleaning, senior wellness, spay and neuter,grooming, and boarding
· Perform other duties as assigned
Job Type: Full-time
relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
veterinary assistant: 1 year (Preferred)
Glenwood, IL 60425 (Preferred)
This Company Describes Its Culture as:
Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative