Anesthesia Veterinary Technician - Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists

Houston, TX
Full Time
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is the premier destination for comprehensive specialized care for companion animals. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we collaborate with the veterinary community to ensure the highest standards of care. Our state-of-the-art facility boasts cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, complemented by a team of passionate veterinary specialists and dedicated staff.

At GCVS, we specialize in a wide range of veterinary services, including emergency and critical care, anesthesia and pain management, avian and exotics, cardiology, dermatology and allergy, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and surgery and orthopedics.

We pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide and on our commitment to our team members. We offer an outstanding benefits package, including competitive salaries based on experience. Our benefits encompass essential elements such as paid time off, comprehensive health insurance, a 401K profit-sharing program, paid holidays, a rewarding incentive program, discounted pet services and supplies, and much more.

Do you have a passion for anesthesia and are a licensed technician? Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists has added a second anesthesiologist and are hiring anesthesia dedicated technicians to support the growing department. These expert technicians support a variety of cases throughout the hospital. They support ASA 1 - ASA 5 patients and are vital for recovery of all critical patients. If you are a licensed veterinary technician with a minimum of three years clinical experience this is the experience for you. You will be calculating drug combinations, utilizing constant rate infusion pumps, maintaining ventilated patients and monitoring both critical and non-critical patients. Please reach out for more information.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide restraint of pets for examination and treatment by veterinarians.
  • Prepare medications for inpatients.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork associated with anesthetic procedures.
  • Calculate drug dosages.
  • Log out and administer controlled substances.
  • Induce, maintain and monitor anesthesia; prepare patients for surgery and anesthetic procedures; circulate in the operating rooms or other procedure suites to assist with anesthetic troubleshooting; administer I.V. fluids; provide supportive therapy to patients in anesthetic/sedation/surgical procedures, and the recovery period and post-anesthesia/sedation.
  • Coordinate with the anesthesiologist(s), attending doctor and technical staff for anesthetic/sedation plans, administration and monitoring.
  • Assist in training staff in various departments on anesthetic skills
  • Collecting blood and urine samples for laboratory analysis and submitting samples to the in house Lab.
  • Accurately recording all procedures, diagnostics and treatments in patients chart and circling all associated service codes for invoicing.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot anesthesia machines and monitors.
  • Access digital radiographs utilizing e-film software.
  • Assist personnel in keeping patients clean and dry at all times
  • Perform daily and weekly cleaning duties.
  • Perform on call duties as directed
  • Other duties as assigned

Starting compensation is based on experience and ranges from $22-27 per hour.
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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