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Veterinary Technician

Company: Arizona Animal Welfare League
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) - the largest and oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona - is seeking an experienced Veterinary Technician for our Community Clinic with strong surgical, interpersonal and communications skills to join our team. This is a fast-paced shelter/public environment. The Veterinary Technician (Community Clinic) will assist veterinarians by setting up procedures, assisting during appointments, adhering to standards that keep animals safe, and keeping treatment and lab areas clean and orderly. They will assist in the provision of medical and surgical care of patients. Because our shelter animals and MDPetCare Community Clinic patients are being treated by several different veterinarians, the Vet Technician (Community Clinic) also must be a self-motivated team player who communicates well and has great attention to detail. This position reports directly to the Practice Manager and is a key member of our medical team including clinic veterinarians, shelter veterinarians, volunteers, and medical director. This position is a full-time non-exempt/hourly position. RESPONSIBILITIES Take accurate notes and medical history of patients for doctors. Anticipate the needs of the doctor for routine exam/surgery visits; follow doctors request to fill or refill medications. Assist with dental and surgical procedures, pre and post-operative patient care Provide critical care for patients if the need arises. Administer medications and vaccinations (IV, SQ, IM, and PO). Perform laboratory procedures. Disinfect and clean kennels, treatment areas, and equipment. Handling and restraint of animals. Recognition of animal behavior cues (ex: fear, anxiety, aggression). Prepare and maintain accurate medical records and in-house record keeping. Act as an advocate for the patients and communicate effectively with clients, veterinarians, and other staff members. QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent At least one year experience in a private practice Three years' experience as a veterinary technician; must be skilled in IV catheter placement, anesthesia induction and intubation, monitoring of anesthesia, blood draws, urinalysis, radiographs, and assisting in surgery and dental cleanings. Ability to speak Spanish is strongly preferred. Experience adhering to established policies, procedures, and protocols. Able to work collaboratively with multiple health professionals in a busy and complex environment using tact, diplomacy, and discipline. Ability to work with diverse individuals within the organization and broader community. Ability to adapt to change and accept new duties within a fast-growing organization. REQUIREMENTS Requires periodic sitting at a computer station with prolonged standing and walking. Use of personal computers, phones, and general office equipment. Must be comfortable handling dogs and cats daily on a continuous basis. Will be exposed to disinfectant solutions and subject to bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to communicate with animals, the public, volunteers, and staff. Also requires flexibility to readily adapt to a fast-paced changing environment and the ability to work weekends and holidays. All volunteers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask. EMPLOYMENT DETAILS The range for this position is commensurate with the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (AAWA) salaries. Starting pay is $20.53 p/h depending on experience. Benefits include employer-paid medical insurance, paid vacation/sick time off, and twelve paid holidays. Additionally, we offer continuing education and management training opportunities. TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION : Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references including their email, phone and relationship to Lisa Ferris, Lead Technician. Please reference "Community Clinic Vet Tech" in the subject line of your email. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 3 - 5 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Arizona Animal Welfare League, Phoenix , Veterinary Technician, Healthcare , Phoenix, Arizona

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