Certified Veterinary Technician

Technicians | Cottage Grove, MN

   Seeking an independent, compassionate, and Certified Veterinary Technician to join our team!

No weekend hours!

Why Park Grove Pet Hospital in Cottage Grove, MN?
We are a family oriented clinic with a crew that shares their love and knowledge for and with clients and patients. Park Grove Pet Hospital has been serving the Cottage Grove community and surrounding areas for 50 years. Our team is here because we love animals and we have passion for ensuring quality of life and health. We believe in having strong work-life balance.
Our Commitment to Diversity:
We are dedicated to establishing a culture that celebrates all forms of diversity and allows us to be an inclusive service provider in this community.
This position is full time at 35-40 hours/week. No weekends!! 
Who are we looking for?
Candidate's must hold an active certification as a veterinary technician. The purpose of this position is to assist our veterinarians to fullest extent with patient care and treatment, educate clients and assist with surgical procedures. This position requires working knowledge of hospital organization and services, basic rules or protocols governing animal patient treatment, data transcribing, word processing and a practical knowledge of standard procedures, veterinary records and terminology used in the hospital.
Requirements & Responsibilities:
  • Must be a certified veterinary technician
  • Assist the veterinarian in exam rooms and use veterinary software for documenting medical notes
  • Perform venipuncture for phlebotomy and catheter placement
  • Obtain laboratory sample collection, process and possibly interpret results (fecal/parasite analysis, ear cytology, skin cytology, urinalysis, blood smears)
  • Perform diagnostic imaging
  • Perform anesthesia
  • Prep patients for and assist in surgery
  • Perform dental prophies
  • Administer vaccines and medications (oral, topical, injectable)
  • Fill prescriptions and review directions with clients
  • Communicate with and educate clients
  • Provide compassionate patient care
We’re dedicated to your well-being and offer a comprehensive package and professional development opportunities to support your work and home life. These include:
  • Competitive salary- range is $19-$25/hr based on experience and skill set. 
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug benefits for you and eligible dependents
  • Paid time off for full-time employees
  • 401(k) plan
  • Continuing education allowance
  • Guardian voluntary benefits
  • Generous pet benefits!