Keystone Veterinary Emergency and Referral in Havertown, PA is seeking a full-time experienced Technician. CVT and/or Emergency and Critical Care experience preferred but not required. Other relevant work experience also considered. Anesthesia experience required.
We are a busy four-doctor eight-nurse small animal emergency and specialty practice that uses our technicians to the fullest of their capabilities. Located in Havertown, PA we offer flexible scheduling, competitive pay, medical benefits, paid time off, 401K benefits, and CE opportunities. Experienced candidates only. Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Local candidates preferred. Drug testing required.
Our mission: to provide exceptional quality, state-of-the-art, emergency medical and surgical care to our small animal patients and their owners. We strive to off the best care possible for our clients’ furry family members!
Our practice: we are a multi-specialty ER hospital, located in Havertown, PA. We provide 24/7 Emergency Service to our community, in addition to specialty appointments in Surgery, Radiology, Cardiology, and Ophthalmology. Our facility includes in-house laboratory, digital radiography, ultrasonography, and high-quality surgical equipment. Our amazing team of veterinary professionals bring the best possible healthcare to our patients and clients.
Our location: we are conveniently located in Havertown, Pennsylvania, only 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia. Havertown is home to over 30 outdoor parks and playing fields. The town also provides other recreation facilities, including the Haverford Township Free Library, and the Haverford Township Skatium, a multi-use ice rink for Havertown residents. We are near the prestigious suburbs of the Main Line, including Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware counties. The quaint and quiet picturesque of the suburbs is contrasted with the diverse, cultured urban landscape of beautiful Philadelphia. We are less than two hours from both the Jersey shore and the Poconos mountains, a popular recreation area, with many resort hotels with fishing, hunting, skiing, and other sports facilities.
Usually three 12-hour shifts; alternative schedules can also be considered
Nights and weekends are a requirement
Holidays are a requirement
Certification or relevant work experience (at least 2-3 years required)
High school or equivalent (required)
College or graduate degree
Licence Technicians preferred but not required
Veterinary Medical Care
· Assist veterinary staff by humanely restraining animals for treatment.
· Monitor the health of hospitalized patients and notify a veterinarian if symptoms may warrant attention.
· Perform and interpret basic diagnostic tests such as, but not limited to, ear cytologies, blood smears, etc.
· Induce and maintain anesthesia for a variety of emergency procedures, including, but not limited to, wound repairs, cystotomy, foreign body / abdominal explores, hemoabdomen / splenectomy, and so on.
· Prepare patients for surgery and assist in surgery.
· Knowledge of anesthetic drugs, interactions, dosages, etc.
· Knowledge and proficiency with CPR.
· Perform venipuncture, x-rays, laboratory tests, IV catheter placement.
· Perform ER drug and fluid calculations as ordered by the veterinary staff.
· Perform intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.
· Clean and pack surgical instruments.
· Administer medications to animals as directed by staff veterinarians; perform medication and fluid calculations as necessary.
· Operate an autoclave and ultrasonic cleaner.
· Follow veterinary care protocols for animals in the hospital.
· Comply with all laws pertaining to controlled substances.
· Understand standard veterinary terminology, procedures and animal health issues.
· Facilitate good working relationships through teamwork and collaboration.
· Obtain TPRs, patient history, create estimates, and/or assist veterinarian with discharge instructions as needed.
Administrative Duties and Customer Services
· Maintain and create patient records by accurately recording treatments, examinations and test results on computerized patient charts and other medical records
· Participate in regular staff meetings.
· Assist with keeping inventory and ordering supplies.
· Assist with unpacking shipments.
· Answer phones, triage client calls, and so on.
· Admit and release animals from the hospital in a responsive, courteous and tactful manner.
· Inform clients of any pertinent medical information on animal care.
· Communicates discharge instructions, estimates, and invoices with owner.
Additional Salary Information: 401(k)
Paid time off
Professional development assistance (CE allowance)
Annual scrub allowance
Discounted procedures (between 50-75% off)