Carolina Veterinary Specialists
  • 01-Aug-2017 to 01-Oct-2017 (EST)
  • Matthews
  • Matthews, NC, USA
  • competitive
  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits package


Who are we looking for?

Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Matthews is seeking skilled technicians and assistants to join our busy VECCS level-2 certified Animal Emergency service. Full time positions include 2nd and 3rd shift ER and ICU. These shifts are 7 on / 7 off and require rotating and shared holiday and some on-call coverage. 

** PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must have at least 2 years of experience as a veterinary assistant/technician or be a recent graduate of an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program to be considered for this position. **

Joining our team will enable you to work alongside a team of highly-skilled technicians and assistants and the area's best board-certified specialists and emergency clinicians. You'll enjoy a unique and satisfying work schedule in a learning-based atmosphere where you'll acquire new knowledge and develop advanced technical skills.

What does this job look like? 
The duties assigned to this role include but are not limited to:

  • Patient triage including history-taking, patient assessments and obtaining vitals (temperature, pulse, heart rate, respiratory rate and effort, blood pressure via Doppler, etc.)
  • Administer fluids and medications via varied routes per staff instruction
  • Assist with a variety of standard (and possibly advanced) patient treatments dependent upon the shift being filled
  • Assist with advanced-level diagnostics including MRI and CT imaging, radiology, ultrasonic procedures, ECG, lab tests, and more
  • Assist staff members with maintenance of a neat, organized and clean work environment
  • Provide patients with attentive and compassionate care
  • Deliver excellent client service in the form of patient discharge instructions, phone triage, pharmacy communication and client education
  • Perform other duties as assigned


What does this job require?
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and multi-tasking skills as well as a keen attention to detail. S/he will be able to work well as part of a team and will demonstrate a shared sense of responsibility among the different services within the hospital. Sh/e will also possess the following qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of experience as a veterinary assistant/technician or be a recent graduate of an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program
  • Strong technical skills including venipuncture, catheter placement, general laboratory, anesthesia and pharmacology skills
  • Knowledge of normal patient (cat/dog) parameters
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology
  • Working knowledge of the indications, adverse effects and dosing considerations for commonly-used veterinary medications
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision as well as part of a team
  • Strong work ethic and good organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Schedule flexibilityincluding nights, weekends, and some holidays
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