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Surgery Veterinary Technician - FT-1st Shift

MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets is currently seeking an experienced Veterinary Technician to join our Surgery team in our Lexington, Kentucky practice.  We are seeking an individual that is team oriented and has excellent communication skills with fellow colleagues, clients and the referral community.  The ideal candidate thrives in a fast paced environment and is dedicated to practicing the highest quality of veterinary care.   The recruited candidate will be responsible for providing strong clinical and administrative support to the department.  The individual is responsible for ensuring clients, patients and referral partners receive quality care.  The position provides an opportunity to work with board certified specialists and the ability to learn about cutting-edge medicine. 

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to drive the service and client service process.
  • Ability to prioritize caseload and patient care.
  • Ensure patients receive quality care.
  • Ensure documentation is accurate and complete.
  • Plan, organize, and manage the daily flow of services.
  • Develop and monitor staff schedules.
  • Manage appointments: obtain histories, medical record keeping, invoicing, patient discharges, etc.
  • Assist in procedures: preparation of patients, instruments, equipment and medications.

Qualifications: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent client service skills and phone etiquette.
  • Ability to inspire, teach, multitask and be a highly functional team member.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Work successfully as a team member and autonomously.
  • Sense of urgency.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Effective patient restraint.
  • Proficient in calculations (drugs, constant rate infusions, unit conversions, etc.).
  • Flexibility with work hours and able to work additional hours when necessary.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Prior veterinary experience required.
  • Preferred Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Animal Sciences, Veterinary Technology or a related field. 
  • Licensed Veterinary Technician is a plus.

All candidates must complete an acceptable background check, including references and a pre-employment drug test.

Shift:  The position is full time. Specific work hours to be determined based on assignment and needs of the departments. Rotating on call schedule for weekends & Holidays.

All candidates must complete an acceptable background check, including references and a pre-employment drug screen.

Full benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, short-term and long term disability, life insurance, 401K, PTO, continuing education, uniform allowance and pet care discounts are available. 

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