Casa Grande Animal Hospital in Casa Grande, Arizona is an 8-doctor mixed animal practice seeking a Full-Time Veterinary Technician to join our team. As a pillar of the Casa Grande community for over 50 years, Casa Grande Animal Hospital boasts a highly motivated, compassionate, and dedicated team, committed to providing the best in small and large animal care for our clients and their pets. Furthermore, we are a diverse practice with lots of exposure to several types of species. In addition to cats and dogs, a significant number of avian, reptile, small mammal, livestock, and equine cases add the challenge and reward of mixed animal practice to our areas of expertise. We are open 7 days a week, seeing appointments, walk-ins, and emergencies.
Find more information at www.casagrandeanimalhospital.com.
About the Hospital
- Modern building with six exam rooms, treatment area, surgery suite, and boarding facility
- In-house lab capabilities for select blood chemistries (IDEXX system), urinalysis and sediments, PCV, TP, Fe-leuk, and various ELISA tests run by technicians; close association with external full-service clinical and pathological labs
- Mobile services - small animal, equine/livestock
- Digital radiology, including dental digital x-ray
- Ultrasound and endoscope
- Orthopedic surgery, CO2 surgical laser, electrosurgery, therapeutic K laser, isoflurane anesthesia
- Excellent surgical monitoring capabilities including VetSpecs monitor, pulse oximetry, Heska Infusion Pumps
- Complete in-house pharmacy with large inventory
- AVIMark computer system with terminals in every exam room and throughout the hospital
- Pet Annual Wellness Plans (PAW Plans)
Casa Grande is located in the center of the Sun Corridor, 45 minutes south of Phoenix and an hour north of Tucson. The community has a population of more than 50,000 full-time residents and about 15,000 part-time (winter) residents. This progressive city has retained its renowned small-town appeal and has experienced a growth rate of 92.6% in the past 10 years due to its superb business and residential climates, increasing retail and accommodation options, and lending itself to excellent schools, outstanding medical care, employment opportunities, affordable housing, and much more.
In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the Veterinary Technician is an invaluable member of the hospital team who works directly with other medical staff to ensure productive and quality veterinary care at all times.
- Assists the veterinarian during examination of animals, providing restraint as needed in order to work safely and effectively
- Prepares and administer medications, vaccines, serums, and treatments, as prescribed by the veterinarian
- Performs routine dental cleanings on animals under the direction of the veterinarian
- Administers anesthesia to animals under the direction of the veterinarian and monitors animals’ responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted
- Obtains radiographs of animals with knowledge of proper positioning and techniques
- Cares for and monitors the condition of animals recovering from surgery
- Performs laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces, such as urinalyses and blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems
- Administers emergency first aid, such as performing emergency resuscitation or other life-saving procedures
- Collects, prepares, and labels samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination
- Cleans and sterilizes instruments, equipment, and materials
- Provides the veterinarian with the correct equipment and instruments, as needed
- Fills prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers
- Prepares animals for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas and placing IV catheters
- Maintains clean examination rooms and treatment areas
- Works collaboratively with veterinarians to ensure that all animals are being cared for properly and moving through the system efficiently
Skills and Basic Qualifications
- Certification as a Veterinary Technician in Arizona
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment
- Ability to effectively handle and control aggressive animals
- Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in a veterinary clinic environment, including the use of euthanasia
- Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients
- Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth
- Must have active listening, critical thinking, complex problem solving, time management, judgment and decision making skills
- Valid driver’s license with good driving record
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.