Vet Tech Job Description

Vet Tech Job Description

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Vet tech provides basic Microsoft Office-related (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) support;.

Vet Tech Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Lead the strategy and execution plans for veterinary technical services provision across PHC franchises including Frontline Pet Care
May help develop and regularly update veterinary services standard operating procedures in collaboration with the Veterinarians and Supervisor may critically review new animal use protocols and present summations of significant issues associated with future studies to Veterinary Services
Exceptional customer focused skills
Triage (on the phone and in person)
Emergency stabilization
Inpatient and outpatient care
Medical histories
Diagnostics (extensive in house lab suite, digital radiology, ultrasound)
Surgical assisting and anesthesia
Responsible for anesthetizing small animals in the Imaging Center such as radiation treatments, CT and Mri, including general anesthesia and sedations

Vet Tech Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Vet Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: AALAS, SRA, ASR

Education for Vet Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the vet tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Collage Degree in Education, Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Technology, Associates, Science, Teaching, Veterinary, Communication, Animal Care, Leadership

Skills for Vet Tech

Desired skills for vet tech include:

Computers
Excel
Outlook
PowerPoint
Word
Good Clinical Practice as appropriate
Applicable regulations regarding the proper standards of animal care and use in a research environment
Lab equipment and procedures
Multiple specialties
Providing medical treatments as prescribed

Desired experience for vet tech includes:

Animal care is a 7-day per week, 365-days per year job
Licensed RVT
Actual teaching experience is not necessary but would be a plus
Have at least 1 year of veterinary work experience (ER and exotics experience a plus)
Be able to work independently and in a team
Be able and willing to work some overnight shifts (8pm - 8am)

Vet Tech Examples

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Vet Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a vet tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for vet tech
  • Assist with anesthetizing cases for CT and MRI when radiation cases are complete
  • Assist with sedation in radiology if there are no RITC cases needing anesthesia
  • Work closely with the anesthesia service to ensure quality patient care
  • Consult with anesthesiologists regarding sedation protocols
  • Maintenance of all anesthesia equipment
  • Maintain controlled drug logs
  • Participate in patient rounds with Radiation Oncology Service
  • Ensure area is stocked and clean
  • Provide information and recommendations to pet owners, breeders and veterinary staff who contact the company via phone, email, social media or other means
  • Represent Royal Canin in a professional manner in all communication channels
Qualifications for vet tech
  • Be able to lift 35 lbs., to be on your feet for hours at a time, and spend a good amount of time in front of a computer screen
  • Have strong anesthesia and patient monitoring skills
  • Have good lab / diagnostic skills
  • Have good communication skills and be able to think on your feet in unusual situations
  • Accurately record information from consumer/customer contacts in database
  • Responsible for meeting quantitative goals based on call center volume
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a vet tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for vet tech
  • Work collaboratively with interns and 4th year veterinary students while instructing them on proper restraint techniques and nursing skills such as venipuncture, cystocentesis, and vaccine/subcutaneous medication administration
  • Instruct and assist 4th year veterinary students on basic skills like nail trims, anal gland expression, collection of ear and skin cytology samples and staining slides
  • Draw up vaccinations as needed for each patient
  • Check in patients and communicate with owners on surgery and dentistry days
  • Communicate with the anesthesia service and submit anesthesia request forms for scheduled surgeries and professional dental cleanings
  • Assist the veterinarian and 4th year veterinary students during routine surgeries
  • Clean surgical and dental instruments and prepare them for sterilization
  • Perform professional dental cleanings with power (ultrasonic) and hand dental scalers
  • Take intra-oral radiographs with small radiographic films and a digital sensor and operate the associated software
  • Help students move patients to the recovery ward, and check on recovering patients (if student is not available) until patients are discharged home
Qualifications for vet tech
  • Registered veterinary technician or three (3) plus years of clinical experience
  • The ability to function as a team player in an open office environment
  • Discharge patients and provide client education, assist students with these tasks as well
  • Organize and oversee client callbacks and follow up
  • Assist with stocking of all Primary Care service supplies, including vaccines
  • Manage flow of cases during appointment hours
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a vet tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for vet tech
  • Assist with paperwork including charges, discharge letters, record keeping, dispensing medications at discharge and client communications and documentation
  • Performs or assists in patient medical evaluation and observation
  • Handle, manipulate, and restrain horses and other large animals including goats, alpacas, llamas and bovine patients in the course of their medical treatments and care
  • Independently sets up, maintains and ensures proper storage of specialized diagnostic equipment image transfer
  • Provides clinical service support by maintaining a supply inventory and supervising and replenishing stock within the assigned areas and maintains a clean/sanitary and functionally organized clinical service area, equipment and laundry duties as required
  • In compliance with departmental SOP’s, institutional, local, state and federal regulations and AAALAC accreditation standards, performs rounds and monitors animals to assess compliance and animal health and well-being
  • Under general supervision, evaluates and assesses common disease conditions and reports problems to veterinary technician supervisor, veterinary or management staff, and investigators, as appropriate
  • As directed, administers clinical treatment, collects diagnostic and environmental samples, and administers euthanasia when necessary
  • Reports issues of non-compliance to Education and Quality Assurance staff in a timely and appropriate manner
  • May train and advise less experienced Veterinary Technicians provide work direction to lower-level staff
Qualifications for vet tech
  • Two to four years veterinary technical experience in a research setting
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and respond timely to the needs of faculty, research personnel and ARCH Client staff to ensure that excellent customer service is provided at all times
  • Cover letter (Please describe your experience working with horses in detail in your cover letter including years of experience, frequency and scope.)
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective professional communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment
  • Ability to work independently in a responsible manner and also serve as an effective team member
  • May assist in Animal Care Staff with their duties
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Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a vet tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for vet tech
  • Develop a sanitation schedule for all large animal facilities and assist in sanitizing the facilities
  • Be familiar with normal behavior and health parameters of all farm animals to include, but not limited to goats and other farm animals
  • Perform routine animal husbandry procedures such as hoof trimming on goats as necessary to maintain their hooves in a normal, healthy condition.Assist with vaccination and deworming procedures
  • Assist animal technicians and veterinarians by providing restraint of animals for treatments and examinations
  • Monitor condition of and make minor repairs to fences located on farm property to ensure animal safety and prevent escape
  • Maintain pastures, to include but not limited to dragging pastures for parasite control, mowing pastures as necessary for weed control, and coordinating and keeping records of pasture rotation to minimize parasite loads
  • Monitor VMD supply usage and stock levels in the warehouse
  • As needed/requested, collect supplies or equipment from warehouses or loading docks and distribute to the point of use and/or storage by established deadlines
  • Establish a manure pile for future use as a fertilizer on pastures
  • Monitor the sewage pit and notify the TPOC, TOCOR, or Director, VMD (or designated representative) of the need for pit emptying as needed, providing a minimum of three (3) weeks lead time
Qualifications for vet tech
  • Extensive knowledge and technical proficiency in standard molecular biology techniques to work independently in the design and generation of complex targeting constructs
  • Phlebotomy in rodents and rabbits
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant technical experience with rodents and rabbits in a laboratory setting is required for this position
  • Operate farm and warehouse equipment including, but not limited to VMD box truck, dual-axled pickup truck, tractors, skid loader, manure spreader, mower, plow, cultivator, disc, seeding equipment, bush hog, pallet jack, horse trailer, and forklifts
  • Perform operator level maintenance and repair on farm equipment and all vehicles as listed above
  • Coordinate with in-house or outside sources to perform routine maintenance or repair equipment as needed
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of vet tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for vet tech
  • Provide training to USAMRIID personnel as requested by the TPOC, TOCOR, or Director, VMD (or designated representative)
  • Load and unload goats or other VMD animals and transport them to and from Fort Detrick locations and/or other facilities as directed by the TPOC, TOCOR, or Director, VMD (or designated representative)
  • Shall be responsible for routine preventative maintenance of all animal equipment used by Contract personnel, and for notifying the Government TPOC, TOCOR, or Director, VMD (or designated representative) when repair beyond the contract requirement is needed
  • Coordinate with Post Pest Control to control pests at the LARF
  • Ensure personnel required to operate farm equipment or machinery will have training and experience in operation of these items, and be able to operate them safely without supervision, prior to starting work
  • Establish, maintain, and perform a mowing schedule based on acceptable grass height of four to seven inches
  • Schedule appointments, comunicate with and educate clients, relay test results to doctor and clients, maintain and update inventory client/patient records, and manage accounts receivable
  • Assist in major surgeries and perform minor surgeries including instrument sterilization, wrapping packs, surgical site prep, and serving as a sterile assistant during surgery
  • Assisting in pre- and post-operative animal care including administering oral and injectable drugs, IV fluids and management incision sites
  • Anesthetizing animal for surgery, MRI, CT and monitoring anesthesia during these procedures
Qualifications for vet tech
  • Maintaining surgical records, clinical health records and other critical documentation
  • Collection of samples (tissue biopsy, blood, feces, urine, etc), and other research manipulations
  • Euthanasia
  • Learning to perform other laboratory skills (e.g., microscopy, RT-PCR) and to work with basic research software programs
  • Large animal husbandry (feed, water, cleaning, animal care and health monitoring)
  • Set up and maintenance of penning, caging, feeders, waterers and ancillary supplies

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