The veterinary technician is responsible for performing advanced veterinary treatment under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Duties include: providing exceptional patient care performing various veterinary medical procedures and support: monitoring patients; placing intravenous catheters; performing critical care treatments; assisting veterinarians in surgery; taking radiographs; filling medications; and providing instruction to clients. All technicians bear the responsibility of acting as charge technicians when assigned, and are responsible for assigning duties to other technicians and veterinary assistants, as well as directing the flow of the treatment room.
This is a 24-hour emergency clinic open 365 days per year. All employees are expected to work some combination of nights, weekends, and holidays. This is not negotiable. If you have schedule limitations, this is not a position for you.
Candidates for this position should possess at least two (2) years of experience performing the work of an advanced veterinary technician: administering medications, cephalic & saphenous catheterization, surgery monitoring, & recovering patients from anesthesia are minimum requirements.
The successful candidate for this position will possess exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, will demonstrate thoughtful and prudent decision-making abilities, and will exhibit highly-developed interpersonal skills. ¨ Certification in veterinary technology strongly preferred. ¨ Applicants will be required to pass a background check and drug screen.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Shift differential between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. is +25%. Fringe benefits include: CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield health & dental insurance, UnumProvident term life and short-term disability insurance, 401(k), Aflac supplemental insurance, a generous employee discount, an exceptional paid time off (PTO) program, State Employees Credit Union of Maryland membership, NIH Federal Credit Union membership, a yearly scrub allowance, and more!