805.658.7387

4547 Telephone Rd., Ste A, Ventura, CA 93003 (map) info@ohanapethospital.com

805.933.1341

957 Faulkner Road, Suite 101, Santa Paula, CA 93060 (map) infosp@ohanapethospital.com

Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT) must possess excellent critical thinking/problem-solving skills, compassion, a positive attitude, communication, and teamwork skills. Multi-tasking and accepting constructive criticism are essential. Punctuality is a must. RVTs are also responsible for all Levels (1-5) of Vet Assistant duties. In addition, an RVT must maintain a valid California RVT license. The primary focus will be the duties of a Veterinary Assistant plus duties that current law allows. This job description does not necessarily cover every task or duty that might be assigned. There may be additional responsibilities assigned, as necessary. If you have questions or concerns about this job description, contact your direct manager. My initials next to the following items indicate my understanding of the duties and my assurance that I meet the qualifications listed for the job of a Registered Veterinary Technician.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist Veterinarians in patient care and medical treatments including but not limited to: Medication administration, vaccine administration, acquiring laboratory samples, processing in-house and reference lab samples, anesthesia monitoring, dental prophy, surgical preparation, hospitalized patient care, critical/emergency care, and triage.
  2. Assist in the training of fellow Veterinary Assistants and caretakers under the guidance of supervisory veterinarians.
  3. Able to work patiently with clients in varying emotional states.
  4. Check-in clients, take medical history, obtain patient vital signs.
  5. Fill prescriptions, educate clients, and discharge patients.
  6. Anesthetic induction.
  7. Dental extractions when directed by a doctor.
  8. Suture or skin close when directed by a doctor.
  9. Relay appropriate information to/from clients to doctors and/or management.

Qualifications:

  1. Current California RVT license.
  2. At least one (1) year of RVT working experience.
  3. High School Diploma or G.E.D. required.
  4. Must be able to safely lift 40 pounds unassisted or up to 150 pounds with 3 people assisting.
  5. Must be able to be on your feet for the full duration of your shift and be able to properly restrain both large and small patients which often requires bending, crouching, squatting, leaning over, twisting, reaching, upper body strength, hand strength, sitting on the ground, and other physical demands.  Must also be strong enough to withstand pulling of a large strong dog on a leash.
  6. Basic computer, math, and writing skills.

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