The Technical Team
The Veterinary Technician is the primary support to veterinarians and patients. Typical responsibilities include examining and preparing animals for surgery, assisting veterinarians during surgery, providing pre and post-operatative medical treatment, administering injections and medications and performing routine laboratory analyses. The Veterinary Technician also provides education and counsel to clients regarding nutrition, post operative care, medication administration among other pet care protocols.
A high school diploma is required; an associate’s or bachelor’s degree is a plus. An AHT or RVT certification is preferred. In addition, the Technician must possess knowledge of medical and dental procedures, animal handling ability, the desire to work as part of a team in a fast-paced work environment and extraordinary communication skills. Training on the job may be provided to exceptional candidates; 3 –5 years of related experience is preferred.
Senior position includes Training Veterinary Technician.
The Training Technician ensures that new and existing staff technicians are fully trained in all medical techniques and procedures and takes responsibility for providing training sessions and continuing education opportunities for staff. In addition, the Training Technician will supervise and direct staff on occasion.