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Registered Veterinary Technician - VCA PetCare West Veterinary Hospital

Company: VCA
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

JOIN OUR FAMILY!Are you looking to be a part of a hospital team that feels like family, while having the support and resources to push your career forward? If so, we would love to connect with you! VCA PetCare West Veterinary Hospital is seeking a Credentialed Veterinary Technician to join our one-of-a-kind 8-doctor General Practice! This candidate must be passionate about high-quality veterinary medicine and patient care-with the expertise and technical know-how to make them happen. We are seeking someone who can integrate into a collaborative hospital that provides high-quality medicine while maintaining our focus on work-life balance.Location: 1370 Fulton Rd in Santa Rosa, CA, just before the intersection of Fulton and Guerneville Roads.https://vcahospitals.com/petcare-westCould this be you?As a member of the VCA PetCare West team, your mission will be to get to know our Sonoma County clients and their beloved pets -by delivering an outstanding client experience-and enjoy watching their pets grow as we continue to build that relationship over the years. We are looking for someone who has either just begun their journey within the veterinary field or someone who has enjoyed it for years (credentialed or not). Someone who is passionate about using the knowledge they have and continuing to expand on it in order to better serve the community. Our technical team is staffed with a high ratio of experienced RVT's as well as experienced veterinary assistants. The ideal candidate will practice high-quality medicine, possess excellent communication skills, and be service-oriented. VCA PetCare West values its family-like culture and places an emphasis on teamwork.Are you new to Sonoma County? There are still so many parts of California yet to be discovered - and Santa Rosa is one such place. There is much to see, do, eat, drink, hike, and explore within Sonoma County. Take a typical day---.Have a quick breakfast at a funky downtown coffee shop. Once you are fueled up, take a bike ride through a vineyard or the redwoods to the coast. Come back downtown to quench your thirst with one of our world-famous local beers, and dine on fresh, Sonoma-grown food or enjoy wine from one of our numerous world-renowned Sonoma County Wineries. Outdoor activities abound in this area - with picturesque wine country and rugged, beautiful beaches just a short drive away. Santa Rosa is a thriving community - with a proximity to the big city-life of San Francisco, while still maintaining a small-town feeling. Santa Rosa is truly one of the most desirable places to live in California.Job SummaryTend to the welfare of patients, provide nursing care appropriate to their level of training, and assist doctors and other nurses in performing their jobs. Communicate with clients regarding the status of their pets.Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesMust possess above average: client service, phone, communication, and computer skills.Must possess nursing skills relevant to the level of nursing care assignedMust be friendly, outgoing, "people-oriented" and possess the ability to work in a team-focused environment.Must be well organized, and detail-oriented.Must be well-groomed and present themselves in a professional mannerMust have the ability to take direction well.Must have excellent written communication skills including punctuation, spelling, and grammar.Must be able to handle money accurately.Must possess sound decision-making skills and multi-task while working in an environment with stress.Physical RequirementsMust be able to lift 40 lbs. several times per dayMust be able to lift, support, transport, manipulate and hold up to 25 lbs. alone, several times per day.Must be able to pull or manipulate small and large animals out of crates and cages several times per dayMust be able to walk, bend, stand, reach, squat, and balance constantly throughout a minimum 10 hour day.Must be able to manipulate small instruments and equipment and use fine motor skills throughout a minimum 10 hour dayMust be able to use a keyboard on a regular basis during a minimum 10 hour day (typing for up to 5 minutes, in 15-minute increments)Must be able to use a telephone handset regularly during a minimum 10 hour dayVisual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate medical recordsRecognize people and understand written directionsAbility to speak and hear sufficiently to understand the information in person and over the telephone.Must be able to work long or irregular hours under pressure conditionsDependable attendance is requiredPrescribed medication must not impair function or ability to fulfill the requirements of the jobEducation and ExperienceHigh school diploma. Must have experience working with the public. Veterinary Technician license must be current and up to date.Job RequirementsThe following is a list of essential job requirements. This list may be revised at any time and additional duties not listed here may be assigned as needed. Job functions and job responsibility include:Have a focus on meeting the needs of the veterinarians on dutyMust work with a sense of urgency and prioritize assignments based on patient, client, and doctor needWork in a pro-active manner anticipating the needs of the veterinarianEnsure that all charges are accurately entered into the computer in a timely mannerAll requirements and tasks as outlined in department/position job description addendumClient ServiceGreet clients and pets by name and with a smile immediately upon meeting. Introduce self, using your first nameHave an empathetic approach to clients with the ability to situationally adjust demeanorGo out of your way to facilitate the needs of the client, striving to exceed expectationsTelephone skills: understand and use excellent telephone etiquetteBenefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts, and more!If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs.Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at vcacareers.com

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