AfterHours Veterinary Care is seeking an experienced Veterinary Technician for a Full-Time Emergency / Urgent Care position.
We are part of a privately-owned 24-hour AAHA-accredited animal hospital, which provides primary care during the days and urgent/emergency care evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays. Patients include dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, pocket pets and some exotics. We actively encourage staff development, especially in relation to emergency medicine and exotic medicine.
Our Technicians: triage (on the phone and in person) emergency stabilization inpatient and outpatient care diagnostics (extensive in house lab suite, digital radiology, ultrasound) surgical assisting and anesthesia client communication and education and more. You will use your skills!!
REQUIREMENTS You must:
Have at least 1 year of veterinary work experience (ER and exotics experience a plus) or education related to veterinary medicine. Be able to work independently and in a team. Be able and willing to work some overnight shifts (8pm - 8am). 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. As a plus, it would be great if you:
Have AVImark experience, or other EMR, Have exotics care / handling experience, Have worked overnights before, Credentialed technicians preferred, but not a requirement for consideration.
Hours will consist of either overnight shifts (8pm - 8am), or a combination of some weekend shifts (varied), along with evenings (6pm - 12 or 6pm - 2am). Some holidays will be required (most hours qualify for holiday pay). We offer a $3/hr shift differential after midnight.
Full-Time employees receive a generous benefits package, including:
Competitive pay with consideration for experience and scheduled shifts. PTO (within the first year) Health Insurance (with the hospital paying majority of premiums) Supplemental insurance options available (e.g. - disability, hospitalization, vision, dental) 401k with matching CE allowance Uniform allowance Generous pet care discounts for your own pets On the job training is provided (especially for exotics handling and care, as well as some hospital specific duties.)
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $15.00 to $20.00 /hour
About AfterHours Veterinary Care
AfterHours Veterinary Care (AHVC) is a unique concept in urgent and critical care services, which opened to the public in Fall 2010. It was originally opened as an ancillary service of Como Park Animal Hospital, a Saint Paul veterinary icon for 35 years, to provide 24 hour care for its own clients and patients. Now AHVC has grown into an independent urgent and critical care veterinary service and now serves the Twin Cities Metro area.
We have a veterinarian and trained staff on premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This includes weekends, overnights, and all holidays.
Our goal is to provide compassionate and progressive medical care during those hours when other veterinarians may not be open, and to maintain respectful relationships with the Twin Cities veterinary community.
Our approach to non-preventative medicine is different from the traditional model of emergency clinics in 3 ways. First, we don’t just focus on emergencies, we see all range of sick pets from urgent to emergency cases. This means we can provide our services at a lower overall cost for most cases, while still providing almost all the emergency care and services provided at large and corporate emergenc...y care facilities. Second, our services are not limited just to dog and cat patients; we also see birds, pocket pets and exotic pets. And third, our unique partnership with Como Park Animal Hospital allows our doctors and staff access to facilities and equipment of a much larger hospital, as well as access to the knowledge and experience of over 30 years in practice. Our clients who already have an established relationship with a veterinarian will be referred back there for ongoing care, while those without one can easily be referred for ongoing preventative care at the same convenient location!