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Veterinary Technician - Surgery

Port City Veterinary Referral Hospitals is looking for a full-time Veterinary Technician for our Surgery department.

About the Job:  As a Vet Tech in the Surgery Department you will be responsible for:

  • Solid technical skills and anesthesia knowledge base, sound judgment, and the ability to function both independently and with a team are required
  • Venipuncture; IV catheter placement; medication calculations and administration; digital radiography; patient prep and recovery; anesthesia monitoring for a variety of anesthetized procedures including endoscopy, CT, soft tissue surgeries, orthopedic surgeries and laparoscopic procedures.
  • Assisting doctors during patient appointments, providing outstanding client communication and education
  • Performing sterile scrub and assist doctors throughout surgical procedures including abdominal explores, cruciate repairs, fracture repairs, thoracotomies, and both laparoscopic and arthroscopic surgeries.
  • Advocating for the patient, providing exceptional comfort, diagnostic, surgical, and nursing care to all patients
  • Knowledge of the equipment and materials used and their availability and applications
  • Primarily day shifts that including a regularly scheduled weekend shift, as needed

About You: 

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the veterinary field with anesthesia experience a must
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written; organizational skills; proactive thinking and a positive attitude are also a must
  • Accuracy in calculating and delivering anesthetic agents, fluids, and CRIs
  • Proficiency in record keeping related to medical procedures including daily treatments administered, patient status, procedures completed, supplies used, and anesthetic records
  • Review and understanding of all medical records pertinent to patient care
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience with anesthetic monitoring is required
  • CVT, LVT, or VTS preferred
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and a commitment to developing long-term relationships with colleagues, clients, and community is required
  • Maintain a positive outlook and ability to work well in stressful situations
  • The ability to deliver exceptional client service is a priority.

About Port City:  At Port City our mission is to advance the veterinary profession through our leadership in medicine, education, business and promotion of the human-animal bond. We strive to bring together caring, warm and intelligent people who love to serve and help and are among the best in their field. 

Benefits of Working at Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital:

  • Compensation is based on experience and skill level.
  • Full-time benefits include health with an optional 100% employer paid plan, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, flex-spending account, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, paid time off, uniforms, and a generous CE allowance.
  • Ability to cross train in other specialty departments such as ER/ICU, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Radiology.
  • Working in a team environment where every department works out of a large open treatment area facilitating team work and comradery between departments.
  • Consistent scheduling to allow for a work/life balance.
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