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Veterinary Assistant/Technician

Company: Forever Pet Dental - Beaverton
Location: Portland
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Veterinary Assistant assists the veterinarians with patient care and treatment, monitors hospitalized pets, prepares prescriptions, educates clients regarding veterinary care and procedures, and assists with dental related surgical procedures at the Veterinary Hospital. The Veterinary Assistant operates under the supervision of the Hospital Manager, lead CVT and Veterinarians. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: --- Perform physical exams, treatments, and administer medication as directed by the veterinarian ---- Prep and assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures ---- Triage patients, perform physical exams, and gather brief medical histories ---- Operate and maintain hospital equipment, i.e., EKG, fluid pump, syringe pump, scales, syringe pump, anesthetic monitors and machines
--- Anesthetize animals and monitor anesthesia under the direction and supervision of the veterinarian ---- Communicate with clients/owners about the status of patients, as directed by the veterinarian ---- Fill prescriptions/administer medications, including proper documentation, logging, and security of controlled drugs ---- Maintain cleanliness of exam rooms (after each patient), reception areas, hospital grounds, and treatment areas, as needed --- Clean cages, as needed --- Do laundry --- Communicate patient status with oncoming staff and veterinarians, and update records and financial information, as needed, in the computer ---- Display confidence and reassurance when dealing with pets experiencing severe stress, illness, and/or pain --- Communicate and approach job duties in a mature manner --- Foster teamwork approach and work well with all levels of hospital team members ---- Answer phones and perform other reception duties as needed by the hospital
---- Understand and limit the potential exposure to bites, scratches, and potential injuries
---- Understand that employees in this role are exposed to various cleaning solutions and other chemicals, odors, noises, and animal wastes and behave in a professional manner when dealing with these conditions - KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Familiarity with Hospital policies and procedures (Avimark software knowledge is a plus)
  • Catheter placement
  • Vital sign monitoring
  • Client communications
  • Anesthesiology
  • Animal restraint
  • Clean/Scale/Polish teeth
  • Venipuncture
  • Radiographic TechniqueEDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:
    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Experience or education in veterinary environment a plus, but willing to train the right person.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift up to 40 pounds (work requires lifting, carrying, and restraining animals -with assistance from other staff members for animals weighing over 40 pounds Ability to walk or stand for extended periods; frequently working in a bent position

Keywords: Forever Pet Dental - Beaverton, Portland , Veterinary Assistant/Technician, Professions , Portland, Oregon

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