Veterinary Technician - Banfield Pet Hospital/Mars Global Petcare (Oxnard, CA)

Title: Veterinary Technician Veterinary Technician Summary of Job Purpose and Function The Veterinary Technician supports the veterinarians in ensuring quality veterinary care for all pets, advocates for pets, educates clients on all aspects of pet health, and ensures a safe and effective hospital environment. Essential Responsibilities and Tasks Act as the extra eyes, ears and hands for the veterinarian to ensure the best quality pet care and to maximize the veterinarian''s productivity. Lead veterinarians and veterinary medical team through the Cycle of Service and communicate with the other associates to maintain the flow of patients. Educate clients about Optimum Wellness Plans, preventive care, pet health needs, any diagnosis or treatment, hospital services and other issues. Obtain relevant information and history from clients and maintain proper and complete medical charts. Assist with surgery as applicable. Utilize technical skills to the fullest, within state practice acts regarding duties of credentialed veterinary technicians. Mentor other paraprofessionals in the hospital. Perform other duties as assigned. Hiring Qualifications Capabilities and Experience (can do) Ability to multi-task- Manages multiple tasks at one time; quickly and accurately shifts attention among multiple tasks under distracting conditions without loss of accuracy or appearance of frustration. Organizational ability - Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order. Attitudes (will do) Integrity - Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Banfield, The Pet Hospital. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment. Cooperativeness - Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information with others. Flexibility - Is open to changing situations and opportunities and is willing to perform all tasks assigned. Independence - Able and willing to perform tasks and duties without supervision as appropriate. Tolerance for Stress / Resiliency - Maintains a positive "can do" outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations. Special Working Conditions Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time. Client needs and work volume may often require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job. This position requires special hours including working weekends and evenings. Must have mental processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently. The noise level in the work environment is moderately high. Requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform duties while at hospital. Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Associate is 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. Experience, Education and/or Training Where required by state or regulatory body, Banfield requires a veterinary technician to be credentialed (e.g. CVT, RVT, LVT, and LVMT). Must be at least 18 years old to perform duties involving radiography (x-ray) and exposure to radioactive substances. One year related experience required with customer service preferred. Source:

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