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Veterinary Technician (CVT)  South Minneapolis, MN  Posted: 1/14/2022

Job ID#:

4773

Job Category:

Tech

Position Type:

Full-Time Employee

Positions Available:

3

Do you want to work in a fun and exciting veterinary clinic that provides exceptional care to pets and their owners? Then Westgate Pet Clinic is the place for you!

Westgate Pet Clinic is a growing 12 doctor practice in South Minneapolis. We are a progressive, state of the art small animal clinic. As an AAHA accredited practice, we pride ourselves on building lasting client relationships founded on trust and an exceptional level of customer service.

We are currently seeking 3 Full-Time Certified Veterinary Technicians to join our team! Ideal candidates will be strong team players, professional, and dedicated to the well-being of our patients and clients. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about what they do, and willing to grow and work well in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Surgery: Drug calculations, induction, surgical prep, monitoring anesthesia, and recovery.
  • Dentistry: Drug calculation, induction, prophy, dental radiography, charting, and recovery.
  • Providing care for hospitalized pets.
  • Providing client education including discharge instructions for hospitalized and surgical patients.
  • Following up on client questions and patients.
  • Triaging emergencies.
  • Collection of lab samples and performing in house lab testing including, but not limited to, hematology, urinalysis, fecal analysis, cytology, and microbiology.

Hours: 38-40 hours a week, including some evenings and Saturdays.

*** Westgate offers a unique opportunity to its technician staff. If a technician has a preferred area in which to work, the schedule can be possibly made to accommodate those preferences. For example, if a technician prefers not to work in surgery, they can be scheduled in other areas where they would focus on support for appointments, sick pets, and lab. If the preference is to work in all the areas, this is accommodated as well. ***

Benefits we offer:
  • $1000.00 Signing Bonus 
  • Industry leading pay for you starting at $20.00 or more!
  • Discounts for your furry friends!
  • Medical, vision and dental benefits package.
  • 401k program with company match starting day 1!
  • A yearly scrub allowance for all employees.
  • Flexible schedule with a focus on work-life harmony - You'll get PTO and have the time to use it!
  • Free virtual yoga, fitness and meditation classes for ALL employees.
  • Free virtual registered dietitian lead wellness, nutrition and cooking classes for ALL employees.
  • Quarterly bonus opportunities!
  • Customized learning and developmental opportunities!

 

 
Details:


Requirements:
 • Veterinary Technician certification/license required.
 • At least 6 months experience in an Animal Hospital Environment.


Physical demands and work environment
  • Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds and lift over 50 pounds with the assistance of a coworker. Requires sufficient ambulatory skills.
  • Able to work in noisy work conditions with sounds from animals and equipment that can be moderately high.
  • Employee 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.
  • Fluent in the written and verbal skills necessary to perform successfully the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of the position. Must be able to exchange accurate information with all clients and team members.




 

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