Nov 09, 2019

Registered Veterinary Technician

  • Kimberly Crest Veterinary Hospital & Specialty Services
  • Davenport, IA, USA
Full time Veterinarian

Job Description

Our Registered Veterinary Technician directly handles inpatient and outpatient care, working in coordination with veterinarians. The technician assists in exam rooms by taking patients' history, vital signs and weight; preparing vaccines; collecting samples and running diagnostic tests; providing client education; and assisting with animal restraint. Technicians also may see their own appointments for procedures such as suture removal, nail trim, vaccine administration when a doctor exam is not required, sample collection and testing for long-term medication monitoring, surgery admission and discharge appointments. Technicians directly impact doctors' productivity, client service and patient care. Technicians play a key role in communicating with clients in person and by phone for follow-up care and patient monitoring.

Educational Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Associate's degree in Applied Science, Veterinary Technology
  • State license to work as a certified/licensed/registered Veterinary Technician

Skills Needed:

  • Ability to assist veterinarians in the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery

Physical Obligations:

  • Able to lift patients and carry equipment up to 25 pounds; ability to lift patients or carry equipment over 25 pounds with assistance
  • Endure sitting, standing and walking on hard floor surfaces for extended periods
  • Type information for patient records and prescription labels into the computer
  • Able to work in noisy work conditions with sounds from animals and equipment
  • Take safety precautions for exposure to patient bodily fluids, cleaning chemicals, toxins, drugs, anesthesia and radiation


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