Associate Full-Time Veterinarian:

Full-time veterinary associate needed for busy,progressive small animal practice in Queens, NY. Experience preferred, but newgraduates welcome to apply. Candidate must be able to handle a heavy, diversecaseload, must have excellent communication skills and work well with others.Our clinic boasts digital radiographs, ultrasound, in-house laboratory, CO2laser, high-speed dental equipment, dental radiographs, an experienced anddedicated staff, and supportive doctors. Competitive salary and benefits, commensuratewith experience. No emergency shifts. Please email resume here or fax 718-846-6027.


Veterinary Technician

Summary

Veterinary Technicians are under the direct guidance and supervision of the doctor(s). Incumbents of this position are required to assist the practitioners to the fullest possible extent, to help improve the quality of care given to the patients of Lefferts Animal Hospital and to aid the practitioners in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work and administrative detail. In addition to the doctor(s), veterinary technicians report directly to the Practice Manager or Technician Team Leader.

The licensed veterinary technician is the veterinarian’s primary medical support. They begin the examination procedure and continue to assist the doctor throughout the examination, diagnosis, and treatment phases, including surgery. They aid the veterinarians in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work and administrative detail.  They have a very significant role in communicating with and education clients about their pets.

Duties

MAJOR DUTIES
*Treatment & medication of hospitalized animals according to the green sheet
*Cleanliness and maintenance of cages/treatment/surgery 
(may be delegated only if busy)- use your judgement here
*Perform routine procedures for doctors on examined animals (nail trim, shave, etc)
*Collect blood/specimens for laboratory analysis (may be delegated to 2nd tech)
*Run, read & record fecals and in house tests
*Prepare lab specimens for pick up (may be delegated)
*Complete bills for animals to be discharged (also make up meds to go home)
*Insure work of vet assistant and kennel is completed properly
*Perform routine discharges
*Administer and monitor sedation to animals 
*Monitor patients under anesthesia

CONTROLS OVER WORK
The practitioners provide continuing or individual assignments indicating generally what is to be done, limitations, quality and quantity expected, deadlines and priority of assignments. The practitioners provide additional, specific instructions for new, difficult, or unusual assignments in animal health care, including suggested work methods or advice on source materials available. The Veterinary Technician uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instructions, but refers deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations not covered by instructions to the practitioner for decision or help. The practitioners assure that finished work and methods used are technically accurate and in compliance with instructions or established procedures. Review of the work increases with more difficult assignments if the technician has not previously performed similar assignments. Administrative supervision may be provided by the Technician Team Leader and/or Practice Manager.
 

ADVANCEMENT
Veterinary Technicians in this practice will be taught and trained to the limits of their potential. If, during training, an individual shows interest in a specific field, such as radiology or anesthesiology, continuing education in that field will be encouraged. Such encouragement may be in the form of a subsidy for taking outside courses or formal training given in the practice.

Requirements

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Knowledge of the procedures used for receiving, treating, and requesting laboratory tests.
  • Knowledge of the use, care, and storage of veterinary instruments, materials, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of sterilization techniques to sterilize various instruments and materials.
  • Knowledge of the instruments, materials, and standardized procedures used in the full variety of treatments to make preparations and provide “tableside” assistance.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree from an AVMA approved Veterinary Technology program
  • Veterinary Technician License or license eligible in the state they are working

PHYSICAL EFFORT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, stand, stoop, walk, sit, talk, and listen; may be required to walk or stand for long periods of time; will use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; will reach with hands and arms. The employee is often required to lift and carry animals weighing fifty pounds; handle dogs weighing up to 150 lbs. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive patients; hazards associated with infected animals and controlled substances; exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches, and animal wastes; possible exposure to contagious diseases.

Nice To Haves

Bilingual in Spanish

Benefits

  • Vacation
  • 401K
  • Sick days
  • Conference days and registration paid
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance