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Sleeping Giant Animal Clinic

Clinic Phone: 406-249-8937

Job Description:Full Time Veterinary Technician
Sleeping Giant Animal Clinic is seeking a full time veterinary technician or assistant with small animal experience. We are a busy, 3 doctor practice in Livingston, Montana. Our new facility is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment, including in-house blood and urine analysis, digital radiology, ultrasound and more. We focused our clinic design on minimizing stress to our patients and creating a positive and productive exam and hospital experience for both patients and owners. In addition to preventive care and general medicine, we offer orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and end of life care. We manage the vast majority of medical cases in-house.

A minimum of one year experience working in a small animal clinic is required. Great communication skills, a strong work ethic, a commitment to the human animal bond and an eagerness to learn and grow are necessary. We offer competitive wages and benefits that include paid time off, a health care plan including vision and dental, employee discounts, and a fun and exciting group of people who love what they do everyday.

Apex Animal Hospital

Clinic Phone: 406-449-4455

Job Description: VETERINARY TECHNICIAN/ASSISTANT, with clinical experience is needed full time for a busy 4 doctor practice in Helena.

The right candidate will have Veterinary Technician/Assistant experience. They will have strong verbal and written communication skills, be enthusiastic, reliable, detail-oriented, and interested in learning. Technicians are utilized to their fullest abilities so our doctors can focus on patient/client care.

Our Technicians are responsible for carrying out the Veterinarian’s instructions, assisting in exam rooms and surgery, managing their time, communicating with the team and with our clients. Patient care, IV catheters, anesthesia, pharmacology, radiology, dentistry, surgery, and lab.

Pay is based on experience. Hours are a 40 hours per week, typically four-10 hour work week; Emergency on call rotation, occasional Saturdays and holidays.   

Benefits:
·         Health Care
·         Simple IRA Retirement Program
·         Paid Time Off
·         Continuing Education Allowance for Certified Technicians
·         Excellent Pet Care Benefits

http://www.apex-animal-hospital.com/ 

E-mail a resume to rachelapexanimal@gmail.com

 

Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Clinic Phone: 509-335-4156

Job Description: The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine is growing and has openings for skilled veterinary technicians throughout its Veterinary Teaching Hospital in multiple services and at all skill levels.

Critical Care
Fully Staffed 24/7 the WSU Critical Care unit is a fast-growing service. Licensed technicians help to oversee and assist with patient stabilization and treatments. This team of outstanding professionals provide compassionate care at the highest level using the latest tools, medicines, and techniques. This position will handle the critically ill and emergent patients with round the clock observation and therapy. Technician duties include peripheral and central intravenous line placement, canine and feline urinary catheter placement, pain assessment, administering constant rate infusions, monitoring vitals including direct and indirect blood pressure, ECG monitoring, and patient advocacy. Duties will also include performing and/or assisting with thoracocentesis, abdominocentesis, administering blood transfusions, and performing CPR. This position is involved in developing the emergency and critical care knowledge of 4th year veterinary students. As such, successful candidates are effective communicators and demonstrate teaching ability.

Anesthesia
This position will work in collaboration with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s clinical anesthesiologists to coordinate patient anesthesia schedules, check pre-op work ups, administer pre-op and induction medications, intubate and maintain an appropriate level of sedation or anesthesia. This position will also be involved with venous and arterial catheterization, and patient instrumentation as appropriate for the procedure. At this level you will be expected to have the ability to manage up to an ASA 3 level case with minimal support. Managing these cases means you will be working in conjunction with clinicians and students to handle technical problems related to the delivery of anesthesia to patients which may include but is not limited to addressing inappropriate anesthetic depths, changes to cardiovascular status, recognizing cardiac arrhythmias, and trouble-shooting monitor or equipment issues. There will also be some clinical teaching and mentoring to the fourth-year veterinary students. This position will work with both large and small animal patients and therefore must have experience with both. This position will oversee and be expected to complete medical records to maintain patient data essential for accurate anesthesia records as well as insure proper charge capture. This position will also be trained to perform various analgesic blocks such as epidurals, dental blocks and brachial plexus blocks. There will be occasional on-call responsibilities. The expected schedule for this position will depend on the needs of the unit. There are currently four (4) positions available; 2 day shift, 1 swing shift and 1 overnight shift.

Cardiology
The WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Cardiology service includes cardiac diagnostic testing and consults, interventional services such as pacemaker placement and ballooning, heart disease and blood pressure management, and arrhythmia care. This position will be an intricate part of the cardiology team involved with receiving and discharging patients, assisting with procedures and treatments, and maintaining patient records. The cardiology technician will be involved with instructing 4th year professional veterinary students on properly performing electrocardiograms, venipuncture, cystocentesis, IV catheter placement, and acquiring accurate Doppler blood pressures. The technician is also involved in setting up operating rooms for interventional procedures and assisting in the procedures. Cardiology technicians are also responsible for sending and receiving Holter monitors, helping in interpreting ECG results from the monitors with oversight, and performing public relations functions with the Holter service.

Oncology
This position will work closely with clients and their pets to assist the veterinarians in performing radiation and chemotherapy treatments, including follow up care. As an added plus you will be trained to help run the Linear Accelerator for the radiation treatments, a unique opportunity for any veterinary technician. Successful candidates will demonstrate attentiveness to the position responsibilities, an active communication style, and be an effective patient advocate. Organizational skills and established all-around technical skills are vital to the duties of this position, particularly atraumatic intubation and intravenous catheter placement.

Float/Pool
This position provides the widest variety of support in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Members of this team may be asked to work in any one of the services areas throughout the hospital on any given day. Previous experience with dogs, cats, pocket pets, birds, and small wildlife is helpful for the float position. This position will train in and assist all departments across the hospital, which necessitates flexibility. At this level members of the Float team will receive specialty training to work with the Oncology Radiation Team on the Linear Accelerator, and I -131 animals. The Float Technician will assist our Certified Canine Rehab Practitioner with underwater treadmill therapy, therapeutic exercise, and low light laser therapy. There will also be opportunity for advanced training in therapeutic ultrasound and E-Stim.

Clinical Instructional Services-DVM Teaching Program
This position provides skilled veterinary technician support and organizes live and cadaver animal instructional laboratories within the Veterinary Clinical Sciences professional degree program. Duties include teaching veterinary students in laboratory and surgical environments. Skilled veterinary technician duties include providing pre- and post-op care such as physical examinations, diagnostic procedures, anesthesia induction, surgery, recovery and discharge. This position will be called on to administer injections, and medication, draw blood, collect specimens and monitor vital signs of animals under the care of teaching animal protocols, while demonstrating and teaching students proper methods. This position may lead hourly employees and will assist with the organization, set-up and tear-down of teaching program labs.

Community Practice/Exotics
This position will work equally between Community Practice and Exotics. Community Practice serves as a model of the private practice industry for our veterinary students. This service provides both wellness care and treatment for minor injuries of dogs and cats. Community Practice responsibilities include providing clinical expertise in canine and feline venipuncture, peripheral IV catheter placement, animal restraint, inducing and monitoring animals under anesthesia, performing dental radiographs and routine dentistry, and assisting in some oral surgeries among other tasks. The Exotics service sees animals ranging from small field mice up to an occasional wallaby and everything in between. This service sees both client owned animals as well as wildlife animals. Responsibilities will entail patient treatments and husbandry, assisting in anesthesia and surgery, obtaining diagnostic samples and educating clients under the direction of the veterinarians. Successful candidates will have safe handling skills, flexible attitude and a calm demeanor when working with patients. This position will also be expected to engage in clinical teaching and mentoring of fourth year veterinary students, clear communication and patience are helpful.

The hospital serves nearly 20,000 patients a year in 18 specialties. Technicians work with board certified diplomates, interns, and residents throughout the hospital and assist with teaching 4th year professional degree students in a fast-paced environment.  Technicians are considered a vital part of the medical team and positions include great benefits package, paid holidays, relocation assistance and support for professional development. Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) designation a plus but is not required.

Pullman offers a friendly, small-town living environment and access to a rich assortment of cultural, recreational and athletic attractions.  It is the home of Washington State University, rolling wheat fields, great coffee and lots of sunshine.  It has a four-season climate, clean air, good schools, affordable homes, and a low crime rate.

For full description of position requirements and preferred qualifications and to apply, visit wsu.edu/jobs , keywords “veterinary specialist”, to see all opportunities.  Contact rene.scalf@wsu.edu with questions.  WSU is an EO/AA employer and educator.

 

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