Mar 19, 2023

Veterinary Technician

  • VCA
  • Quincy, Massachusetts

Job Description

Join the VCA South Shore Team!

VCA South Shore is in need of a Veterinary Technician to join our general practice hospital in Quincy, MA part time with opportunity for additional hours through our sister hospital, VCA South Shore in Weymouth MA. We are a close knit team that share veterinarians as well as the devotion to provide progressive medicine with compassion as a driving force. We are are eager to welcome a like-minded individual to the team!

Why Join the VCA South Shore Quincy Team?
We are passionate about supporting veterinary technicians and are committed to your continuing education and personal career development. VCA is a community of dedicated professionals that will encourage you to explore everything a veterinary technician career has to offer. We are committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity, and strive to be a place where a talented mix of people want to come, stay, and do their best work. We support a work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve. Below are some of the many benefits of joining the VCA team!

Access to the people and financial resources of a large veterinary community

Leadership opportunities
Career development programs
Opportunities to give back through strong shelter partnerships and VCA Charities
Continuing education allowance
Tuition support and sponsorships
Veterinary Technician license reimbursement
Free mental health and wellness subscriptions (Head Space)
Referral bonuses
Competitive wage
Medical, dental & vision insurance
Generous pet care discounts
Life, long and short-term disability insurance
Paid parental leave
Paid vacation (2 weeks to start) and sick time
Full-time and Part-time positions available

Veterinarian Technician Job Responsibilities:

Provides animal care by determining animal requirements.
Conducts examinations and diagnostic procedures.
Maintains veterinary supplies and equipment.
Maintains records.
Determines animal requirements by conducting examinations and interviews.
Completes laboratory tests and studies and diagnostic imaging.
Takes vital signs and collects samples.
Administers medications, drugs, and vaccines.
Bandages and wraps wounds.
Supports animal examinations by assembling required supplies and instruments.
Explains animal status to owners.
Places catheters and obtains blood gases as needed.
Obtains and verifies medications.
Cleans animal cages and equipment
Maintains safe, secure, healthy, and humane environment by sterilizing and wrapping instruments, sanitizing operating areas, verifying shelf life of medications, and complying with legal regulations.
Enhances service reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Assisting with ER and surgeries only available through VCA Weymouth.

Veterinarian Technician Qualifications / Skills:

Knowledge of animal behavior
Animal husbandry
Love of animals
Documentation skills
Analyzing information
Clinical skills
Use of medical technologies
Attention to detail
Verbal communication
Technical understanding

Education and Experience Requirements:

Completion of a two-year American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program from a community college, college, or university preferred.

The salary range for this position is $19.75 - $24 / hour

Apply today!

We value your time, and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. Apply today on our mobile-friendly application. We look forward to speaking with you!

If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs.

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at (url removed)

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