VCA South Shore Quincy is in need of a Full Time or Part Time Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Assistant for our general practice hospital on Tuesdays. Additional hours are available through our sister hospital, VCA South Shore Weymouth. This position can be strictly part time in Quincy only, or could be made full time by serving both VCA Quincy and VCA Weymouth.
Veterinarian Technician Job Responsibilities:
Provides animal care by determining animal requirements.
Conducts examinations and diagnostic procedures.
Maintains veterinary supplies and equipment.
Determines animal requirements by conducting examinations and interviews.
Completes laboratory tests and studies and diagnostic imaging.
Takes vital signs and collects samples.
Administers medications, drugs, and vaccines.
Bandages and wraps wounds.
Supports animal examinations by assembling required supplies and instruments.
Explains animal status to owners.
Places catheters and obtains blood gases as needed.
Obtains and verifies medications.
Cleans animal cages and equipment
Maintains safe, secure, healthy, and humane environment by sterilizing and wrapping instruments, sanitizing operating areas, verifying shelf life of medications, and complying with legal regulations.
Enhances service reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Assisting with ER and surgeries only available through VCA Weymouth.
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Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!
The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)
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