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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting veterinarian with all aspects of exams
  • Obtaining patient histories, vitals, and discussing prevention medications and general home pet           care with clients
  • Preparing vaccinations, obtaining laboratory samples, and reviewing microscopic diagnostics
  • Preparing prescriptions and reviewing use with owners
  • Surgical preparations and anesthetic monitoring, surgical recovery and client instruction
  • Assisting veterinarian in dental procedures and discussing preventative care
  • Assisting in radiographic diagnostics for both shelter pets and clinic patients
  • Organizing, restocking, & cleaning exam rooms, pharmacy area, and surgical areas
  • Entering medical notes and charges as needed into clinic software
  • Maintaining an efficient appointment flow and positive, professional atmosphere

 Qualifications:

  • Possession of high school diploma or GED
  • Veterinary technology program and state license completion preferred but not required
  • Minimum of two years veterinary technician experience, appointment-based veterinary clinic setting strongly preferred
  • Strong restraint and phlebotomy skills (canine and feline), familiar with dosing and various methods of medication administration
  • Experience in anesthetic monitoring, surgical assistance, radiographic technique/positioning, and dentistry
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, various types of medical and surgical equipment, and common veterinary protocols
  • Strong computer and  phone skills
  • Ability to multi-task & work in fast-paced environment under all conditions
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, & organizational skills
  • Able to communicate professionally & efficiently to clients
  • Able to work independently as well as on a team, follows through with assigned tasks
  • Flexible schedule, able to work weekends, overtime as needed
  • Committed to and enthusiastic about the mission, programs and services of the Maryland SPCA

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift and/or restrain 50+ pounds
  • Standing for long periods with frequent bending, kneeling, stooping and reaching
  • Sitting, standing, walking, lifting, and other physical activities for minimum 8 hour periods

Working Environment:

  • Work is performed in a clinic setting
  • Technician is regularly exposed to animals, animal waste, and potentially hazardous conditions, including the risk of animal bites
  • Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, sharp objects, and hazardous chemicals

Schedule: two 8 hours shifts and two 12 hour shifts, will include one weekend