Summary: Assists Veterinarian with animal care and performs basic lab duties by performing the following duties.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Checks patient medical records for past histories, enters in computer and files.*
Prepares medication to be dispensed by counting tablets and preparing labels in an accurate manner.*
Restrains animals for Veterinarian as required.*
Applies knowledge of drawing blood, accessing veins quickly and minimizing patient discomfort to perform testing procedures.*
Performs specimen testing procedures accurately on blood, urine or other samples according to medical orders using all related equipment and computers.*
Assists Veterinarian with in-patient care in daily treatments to include maintaining and calculating IV fluids to assure they are still flowing, draws blood samples as requested and passes urithrocatheters.*
Dispenses medication and feeds patients as directed.*
Communicates with patient's owner by describing medication, possible complications and warnings.*
Utilizes computer system to enter and reference patient information as needed.*
Performs necessary lab work such as x-rays, CBC's, blood profiles, urinalysis, heartworm tests, FELV/FIV tests, fecal tests, cultures and sensitivities and fungus cultures.*
Documents test results and delivers to appropriate personnel promptly.*
Prepares specimens for mailing to hospitals according to practice requirements.*
Assures all materials are in exam rooms for doctors such as otoscopes and nail clippers.*
Schedules and/or performs routine maintenance of testing equipment.*
Maintains cleanliness of exam room at all times.*
Sets laboratory standards, change operations, and provides training to staff as required.*
Assists in animal care as needed.*
Handles all tasks associated with x-ray process to include calibrating x-ray machine, preparing and writing labels, assists in positioning animals, processing x-rays, preparing forms to be mailed or referred and filing x-rays.*
Takes medical histories and vital signs of patients.*
Maintains client educational material in an efficient manner.*
Performs departmental housekeeping duties.*
Admits and discharges patients.*
Takes, processes and logs prescription refills in-house, call out pharmacy and online pharmacy.*
Other duties may be assigned.
* denotes essential functions
2-3 years of relevant experience.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The employee must be able to multi-task.
Education/Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
About Animal Hospital of Hebron
Animal Medical Center of Hebron was founded on the principle that the best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. Our compassionate staff is here to educate clients on preventative pet care to keep your beloved companions healthy. At Animal Medical Center we treat our client's pets like the valued family members they are. We offer competitive pay and great benefits as well as opportunities for continuing education!