We are looking for a career-minded, friendly, detail oriented, motivated Veterinary Technician who is able to take on a position within our clinic and has a "will do / can do" attitude. Documented VETERINARY EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED with references. This individual will need to work closely with the owner/doctor to ensure the hospital performs as needed for high quality medical care and service.
Summary: The Technician will perform a variety of duties concerned with animal health and client education in support of the Practice Owner/Doctor to assure quality care for our patients and promote efficiency in regards to medical aspects of the practice and working as a team.
Education/Experience Requirements: High School diploma required, Vet Tech degree preferred. Must demonstrate desire to continue learning in veterinary medicine, care, and ability to adapt while learning. Proficiency with the Internet, Microsoft Office, Adobe, and V-Tech or other practice software preferred. Certification is not a requirement but is preferred
Required Personal Skills: Ability to demonstrate mastery of all routine technician skills such as: Client Communication/Education ; Animal Handling/Catheter Placement/Injections ; Assist Veterinarians/Exam Room Protocol ; Laboratory/Digital Radiography/Ultrasound/Microscopic Procedures ; Medication Preparation ; Anesthesia Monitoring and Equipment Care ; Surgical Assistance/Hospitalized Patient Care ; Surgical Dentistry ; Basic Knowledge of Vaccinations and Preventive Care ; Safety Protocols and Cleaning Standards Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to read and interpret documents such as patient charts, vaccine histories, medical labels, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before small groups of customers or employees of the hospital. Ability to graciously deal with client complaints and billing questions. Ability to successfully communicate with diverse personality types. Ability to quickly grasp and master technological advancements in computer performance/electronic methods of veterinary care and practice. Major Duties ; Lead medical team in their performance of a variety of technical and client education duties that facilitate the work of the veterinarians and welfare of the patients. ; Oversee veterinary assistants, kennel attendants, and volunteers. ; Exhibit a technical knowledge of treatments and diagnostics, especially in respect to estimate presentation, and recommendations to the client concerning patient care. Explain and educate clients on these recommendations and answer questions concerning them. ; Exhibit a technical knowledge of medications/diets/products sold, especially nutritional products, and demonstrate salesmanship abilities. Explain and educate clients on the products and answer questions concerning products. ; Answer calls relating to pet care as directed from the front office. Educate clients and oversee charts and invoices for completeness and accuracy of information. Refer charts to the Hospital Manager for questions concerning charges and to the veterinarian for questions concerning treatment.
We are a one doctor practice in Lenoir City, Tennessee, with less than 10 employees at any one time. However, we are growing and although we are on the outskirts of Knoxville, we pride ourselves with a home town feel. We are moving to a 3,000 sqft state of the art facility within Lenoir City before the end of the year. The 35+ year old practice was purchased in 2011 and has grown substantially with it's new doctor/owner. We are looking for just the right person to fill this position and part of our family. If you think you might be that person please send your resume and cover letter. Candidates will be considered only with a submitted resume. No phone calls please.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include: CE Reimbursement for LVT, Dental, Vision, Term Life Ins, Sick time, Vacation Time, and Hospital Discounts
Salary is dependent on Experience and Qualifications. Room for advancement is present with the right candidate.