CVETS - Columbia Veterinary Emergency Trauma and Specialty
Location: West Columbia, South Carolina
Type: Full Time
Salary: From $18.00 per hour
Vet Tech / Nurse / Assistant
Employee assistance program
Paid time off
5 openings available.
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Sign On Bonus as well as Relocation Available! Come join a team where you will be truly valued.
Are you a licensed veterinary technician wanting to practice veterinary urgent care while maintaining a quality-of-life balance? If so, we want to talk to you!
CVETS, Columbia Veterinary Emergency, Trauma, and Specialty, is a rapidly expanding specialty/ER hospital in Columbia, SC with a new urgent care clinic in Lexington, SC (approximately 20 minutes away). Our goal in opening this new clinic is to help with the growing demand for urgent care treatment of mild cases in the area. We want to provide our patients with the ability to be seen and treated in a timely fashion.
CVETS opened in May of 2018 and our caseload is growing rapidly. The facility includes a dedicated ICU, multiple operating rooms, a radiology suite, dedicated facilities for endoscopy, chemotherapy administration and special procedures, ultrasound, a 16 slice CT scanner, on-site MRI, and multiple specialty services (24-hour emergency care, surgery, anesthesiology, internal medicine, oncology, neurology, radiology, cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and dentistry).
Hours of operation will not include full overnight care. Our hours of operation at Urgent Care at 12pm -10pm, 7 days a week, which allows for a wonderful work/life balance. Critical care cases will be triaged to our Emergency, Specialty Referral hospital in Northeast Columbia. While we are growing rapidly in locations and team numbers, CVETS is committed to maintaining it’s privately owned status. CVETS is looking for experienced Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT) to join our team of exceptional people.
Key Individual Responsibilities:
Be punctual and have strong dependability with attendance, work ethic, and responsibility.
Participate in continuing education programs with at least ten (10) credit hours in approved lectures/forums per year.
Obtain or maintain membership in a professional society.
Responsible work ethic including working with others, working independently, and prioritizing quality patient care.
The ability to demonstrate leadership qualities while maintaining harmonious interpersonal relations with the team.
The ability to provide exceptional client service and patient care.
The ability to work and interact professionally across departments and with external clients representing CVETS with the highest level of teamwork and solution-driven thinking.
Taking vital signs and obtaining patient medical history
Performing emergency first aid
Specimen collection and performing laboratory procedures.
Administration of medication under the direction of a veterinarian
Proactively communicate patient status to oncoming shift and frequently with doctors to facilitate the highest level of patient care.
Education: Completion of a LVT certification program (preferred)
Experience: At least one year working as a veterinary technician
Stellar Salary & Benefits
Tell us about your goals and we'll help you accomplish them! Below is a list of benefits that we offer our LVTs to help you live your best life.
Long-term disability insurance
401k retirement plan
Discounted pet care
Continuing education allowance
Reimbursement of liability, licenses, and specialty dues
About Lexington, South Carolina
Prime Location: CVETS (our main hospital) is located in Columbia, SC which is South Carolina’s capital city, and our Urgent Care is located in Lexington, SC (approximately 20 minutes away).
When it comes to choosing a place to live, you've got the best of both worlds. If city life is what you're looking for, you'll love living in Columbia. There, you can go kayaking on the rapids of the Saluda River, check out local artwork at the world-class Columbia Museum of Art, try out the craft beer at some of Columbia’s breweries, or attend a Carolina Gamecock football game at Williams Brice Stadium to get the full experience!
If you're more interested in relaxing, suburban life, you'll love Lexington! In the heart of Lexington is Lake Murray. You can enjoy boating, paddle-boarding, kayaking, or just lounging by the water on Lake Murray's shores. Lexington also has a brand-new amphitheater, which hosts year-round concerts and events for local residents. Did we mention Lexington's incredibly high-ranking school system as well? Life is great in Lexington!
Features of Columbia and Lexington, SC:
Affordable Cost of Living
Highly ranked schools
Lake living and activities
Day Trips for Days: Columbia is only a 1.5-hour drive from the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston, referred to as "The Holy City", is known for its history, world-famous seafood, shopping, and romantic appeal. On the other hand, if you’re thinking about a mountain weekend, Columbia is only a 2.5-hour drive away from Asheville, NC. There, you can check out the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, tour the Biltmore Estate, and enjoy lots of craft beer at Asheville’s famous breweries.
About CVETS - Columbia Veterinary Emergency Trauma and Specialty
CVETS, Columbia Veterinary Emergency Trauma and Specialty, is a new Specialty/ER hospital looking to add to our team. The brand new 9000 square foot facility opened in May of 2018 and is growing rapidly. The facility includes a dedicated ICU, multiple operating rooms, a radiology suite, dedicated facilities for endoscopy, chemotherapy administration and special procedures, ultrasound, a 16 slice CT scan, on-site MRI and support by multiple additional specialists (24-hour emergency, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, surgery, dermatology and radiology). The hospital is located on the northeast side of Columbia, South Carolina - an area that is rapidly growing and was not previously serviced by specialty care. The hospital and its staff have been
designed with a culture aimed at exceptional client services and personal job fulfillment.