Veterinary Technician, Ophthalmology

Byron Center, MI
Full Time
Mid Level

Animal Emergency & Specialty Hospital in Byron Center, MI is a growing 24-hour Emergency & Specialty hospital offering a fast-paced work and rewarding environment. We are looking for an Ophthalmology Technician to join our outstanding Ophthalmology department! Our seasoned Emergency Veterinarians, Technicians, and Assistants pride themselves on providing high-quality medical care to our patients around the clock. We are looking for candidates available to work (4) 10 hour shifts per week.

Our new, state of the art, Emergency & Specialty hospital provides 10,000 square feet to allow for 24 hour Emergency & Critical Care to our community. Our hospital is located close to Tanger Outlet Mall. Byron Center is also home to unique independent stores, many comfort-food restaurants and abundant recreation opportunities. Byron Center is easily accessible from two major expressways and is just 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.

Benefits of Working at Animal Emergency & Specialty Hospital – Byron Center:
·We work hard to support a learning environment where everyone is encouraged to ask questions and learn from co-workers and doctors
·Variety of cases – ensuring no two days are the same
·We utilize state-of-the-art technological equipment and provide the latest and most optimal animal healthcare treatment services
·We foster an environment where our technicians are utilized to their fullest ability and encouraged to continue their professional development
·We provide mentorship & career growth opportunities

The Ideal Candidate:
  • 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; patient prep and recovery; anesthesia monitoring for a variety of anesthetized procedures
  • Assisting Ophthalmologist during patient appointments, providing outstanding client communication and education
  • Performing sterile scrub and assist Ophthalmologist throughout surgical procedures
  • Advocating for the patient, providing exceptional comfort, diagnostic, surgical, and nursing care to all patients
Job requirements:
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant technical experience
  • Technical skill set such as restraint, phlebotomy, catheter placement and general nursing care experience is needed
  • Preference given to applicants with advanced skill sets which include Schirmer tear tests, tonometry, ocular ultrasounds, electroretinograms, and the use of paralytics
  • Anesthesia monitoring, perform sterile scrub, assist doctors throughout a variety of surgical procedures
  • Ability to lift and restrain patients up to 40lbs
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Commitment to develop long-term relationships with colleagues, clients, and community
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Advocate for patient care
  • Self-motivated with a passion for veterinary medicine
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast- paced environment
  • LVT preferred but not required

  • Continue to learn and develop a strong skill set.
  • Participate in staff training as requested.
  • Participate within the overall team in a productive and positive manner.
  • Comply with all hospital policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Able to properly restrain dog and cat patients for veterinary care and procedures
  • Able to stand, sit, bend, restrain, squat for extended periods of time
  • Able to lift 40 lbs in a safe manner
  • Able to type, write and verbally converse
  • Able to work the posted schedule
Pay range starts at $23/hour. 
Our pay ranges are primarily determined by role, level, and location. The range provided for each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for the position. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

If you are qualified and interested in applying for this position, please submit your application and resume. Feel free to email your resume along with your question(s) to [email protected] with any questions and I will be happy to help!

NVA Compassion-First is now Ethos Veterinary Health

We are excited to announce Ethos Veterinary Health as our new name. Ethos is the new, industry-leading community of legacy Ethos Veterinary Health, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, SAGE Veterinary Centers, and legacy NVA Specialty and Emergency hospitals. This powerful new community brings together a dynamic network of ~145 hospitals, an unmatched team of experts, cutting-edge technology, and an unwavering commitment to the advancement of the animal health profession and better patient outcomes.

Our commitments to the industry, the profession, our teammates, and our patients, will not change, and in fact will be stronger than ever, as we forge new ground as this new dynamic community.

Ethos Veterinary Health offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees.  The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process.  For positions based in Colorado, Ethos Veterinary Health provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.
 Ethos Veterinary Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.



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