Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Must be proficient in a variety of skills ranging from but not limited to laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, surgery, dental and nursing skills.
- Ability to demonstrate patience and composure in stressful situations, and ability to handle a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis.
- Ability to give SQ, IM and IV injections.
- Knowledge of usage, dosage, and common side-effects for commonly used prescription drugs and ability to readily explain them to the clients.
- Knowledge of the common anesthesia and recovery states and ability to alert veterinarians when symptoms change or when concerns arise with hospitalized patients.
- Ability to properly extubate, monitor temperature and recover a patient from anesthesia.
- The employee must have mental processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics, and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently.
- The employee must be confident around pets.
Required Education and Experience:
- High School Diploma or equivalent required.
- State Department of Regulation Licensing required.
- 1+ Years of Veterinary industry experience required.
- The employee must have the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds and over 50 pounds with a coworker.
- The employee must be able to endure sitting, standing and walking on hard floor surfaces for extended periods of time.
- The employee must possess sufficient ambulatory skills to perform duties while in hospital environment.
- The employee must be able to work in noisy work conditions with sounds from animals and equipment that can be moderately high.
- The employee will be routinely exposed to a variety of pets that may bite or scratch, and on occasion, exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards, and medication/controlled substances.
- The employee must possess the ability to hear verbal instructions, client discourse and veterinary patients. The employee must have specific vision abilities which include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
- The employee must have good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate equipment.
Travel required: Minimal travel required, possibly for vendor visits and associate education.
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Mission Veterinary Partners (MVP) is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members.