Veterinary Technician

Technicians | Palmetto, FL

Seeking an independent, compassionate Full-Time Veterinary Technician to join us at Watson's Friends Animal Hospital in Palmetto, FL!

Who are we looking for?
Applicants must have a strong work ethic, preserve a positive personality, capable of communicating effectively, be able to multi-task efficiently in a fast paced environment, have the ability to work in harmony with a team, possess a well-rounded technical skillset and have a passion for delivering exceptional care to patients as well as clients. Surgery experience is preferred.
 
Schedule: approximately 36-40 hours. Open availability with rotating Saturdays. Clinic hours are 8am to 5:30pm, so shifts generally start around 7:30am and end around 6pm.
 
Salary: Compensation for this position is $19-22/hr depending on experience.
 
Requirements & Responsibilities:
  • 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
Benefits:
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
  • 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