Licensed Veterinary Technician

Technicians | Falls Church, VA

   Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Merrifield is seeking a dedicated, enthusiastic Licensed Vet Technician to join our team! 

We are seeking career-oriented individuals who are committed to the profession, value compassionate care and teamwork, and will put forth the extra effort needed to achieve the high-quality service our clients expect. 

Why Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Merrifield, Falls Church, VA?

Caring Hands Animal Hospitals are large, well-equipped, AAHA-accredited facilities. We offer convenient hours six days a week and have an open-door policy to provide excellent service to our clients. Our full-service hospitals offer state of the art care for our patients including computerized patient records, digital radiography, and in-house laboratory

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.

Licensed Veterinary Technician Responsibilities

Customer Care

  • Client communication - provide status updates for hospitalized patients, home care instructions, pre and post-op
    instructions, instruct how to administer medications, etc.. Provide accurate information to clients concerning fees,
    hospital policies and procedures, etc. Address client medical questions with confidence and direct questions to
    veterinarians when appropriate. Can prepare estimates for procedures and discuss financial commitments with clients
    supporting hospital financial policies;
  • Client Education - preventative medicine, wellness care by age, vaccine requirements, laboratory procedures, etc.;
  • Passive marketing - Promote the practice’s products, programs and services
  • Customer Service - Greet clients and escort them and their pets into an exam room, escort the client and patient to the
    front desk, etc

Patient Care

  • Restrain animals in a safe, efficient and compassionate manner;
  • Assist the veterinarian in medical, surgical and dental procedures; prepare patients for surgery; administer anesthesia;
    monitor patients during surgery and recovery; administer fluids.
  • Properly care for all surgical materials; maintain hospital equipment and inventory. Prepare and maintain the surgery
    room, ICU area, exam rooms and treatment areas;
  • Follow established procedures in order to assist veterinarians with examinations and facilitate the flow of clients and
    patients through the hospital; consult with veterinarians on a daily basis to plan each day’s activities. Keep doctors
    apprised of potential medical problems, discussions with clients, etc.
  • Record keeping (Use of paperless medical record system. Ensure all procedures rendered during the visit are
    documented for proper billing; ensure that all vaccinations, procedures, notes, etc. have been documented in the
    medical record);
  • Pharmacy (assist with dispensing medications as directed by the veterinarian, prepare prescription labels and
    appropriately package medication);
  • Follow DEA, OSHA and established hospital safety guidelines; follow appropriate safety and handling of hazardous
    materials. Understands the importance of a clean and orderly facility, does not hesitate to clean or organize as part of a
    normal job duty.
  • Knowledgeable of common disease states and can alert veterinarians when symptoms change or when concerns arise
    with hospitalized patients.
  • Possess a wide range of technical skills: ability to give SQ, IM and IV injections; laboratory skills (obtain and interpret
    samples including fecal testing, ear cytology, urinalysis, and blood work); demonstrates proper radiograph technique
    following safety protocols; performs electrocardiograms; places IV catheters and properly cares for them; understands
    the use and care of IV pumps including CRIs; prepares patients and the machine for an ultrasound procedure; prioritize
    and handle multiple tasks in a calm, organized manner; performs emergency treatment such as control of bleeding,
    opening airways, and external cardiac massage
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 of $ 25.00-$40.00 per hour dependent on candidates skills, qualification, and experience 
  • 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 for licensed technicians
  • Guardian voluntary benefits