Veterinary Technician Needed

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Cleary Lake Veterinary Hospital, a privately owned full-service small animal hospital in Prior Lake, MN is adding Certified Veterinary Technician positions to meet our growing case-load. We are seeking applicants who love to learn, share our passion for excellent veterinary care, like to work with colleagues, and respect a work-life balance. We are an 8-doctor practice that is known for progressive medicine and advanced surgery. Our mission is to provide the most advanced care for our patients, empathetic support for our clients, and service and professionalism to the community that exceeds expectations. We strongly promote our staff by augmenting their salaries as they gain experience, add responsibilities, and master new skills. Our hospital is well-equipped with a surgical CO2 laser, digital radiography, digital dental radiographs, and an extensive in-house laboratory with automated CBC and chemistry analyzers, and clotting profile equipment. If you are interested in joining a progressive practice that continues to grow and you like to work with a compassionate team, come join us at Cleary!

Job Description: This position provides an environment where multi-tasking skills are essential and taking initiative is encouraged. Each of our Certified Vet Techs work together as a team with veterinarians and client service representatives. We are currently looking for compassionate, dependable, and motivated individuals who like to collaborate with others to provide the best care for pets and great service to clients. Full and part-time positions are available. If you have completed an accredited Vet Tech program and you have not yet become certified, we encourage you to apply and we will support your efforts to obtain certification. Training on-site will be provided.

Skills and character attribute requirements:

  • Compassion for companion animals and empathy for their owners.
  • Willingness to pitch in and share the workload with the team until the work is done.
  • Exemplify professional behaviors of respect for colleagues, strong work ethic, professional clinical appearance/attire, and direct positive communication.
  • A positive attitude, resilience, and flexibility when unexpected things happen.
  • Receive and implement positive directives to learn new techniques, protocols, and tasks.
  • Execute task directives and complete designated tasks on time.
  • Ability to see what needs to be done and willing to take initiative to do it.
  • Receptive to performance feedback.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Calculate medication dosages and administer prescribed oral, IM, and IV medications including pain meds, sedatives, analgesics, and anesthetics.
  • Induce and monitor surgical gas and injectable anesthetics. Provide surgical and anesthetic assistance/support and monitoring.
  • Assist the surgeon in soft tissue and orthopedic procedures. Perform dental assessments/charting and cleaning.
  • Position and expose radiographs.
  • Communicate clearly between the front desk (admissions & discharges) and your team members to support a smooth flow of patient/client care.
  • Obtain patient history and take vital signs.
  • Provide patient care for in-hospital and boarded animals that require medications.
  • Provide and maintain clear lines of communication between team members.
  • Oversee in-house lab test requests and reference services and assure that these are processed correctly and on time.
  • Perform in-house laboratory tests including UA, fecal, CBC/differential, ear swab cytology, skin scrape cytology.
  • Provide animal restraint.
  • Perform nail trims, venipuncture, and various other technical skills.
  • Maintain aseptic practice standards.

Practice Highlights

  • Modern facility, with natural light (lots of windows!), and a team breakroom.
  • Competitive compensation with raises commensurate with mastering new skills.
  • Health, and dental insurance plans.
  • Generous CE allowance
  • Full-time employees receive

Paid holidays, clothing allowance, PTO, paid sick time, 401k plan with match.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time Wage: Depends on experience $18.00-$25.00 /hour
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posted 4.1.24


Village Animal Hospital in Minnetonka is looking for a friendly and motivated part time or full time Veterinary Technician. Applicants must be able to multi task and work collaboratively with coworkers. Competitive pay and benefits for full time offered. Set schedule with no evening hours. Please submit resume to [email protected]
posted 4.1.24