Veterinary Technician
Westbury Animal Hospital
Houston, TX Posted 2/25/2021 Full Time Healthcare, Professional

Veterinary technicians must have a broad knowledge of animal science, terminology, medicine, and husbandry, including a basic knowledge of pharmacology and sufficient mathematical skills to ensure the administration of accurate drug and fluid doses. They must be able to successfully restrain animals, complete clinical laboratory tests, use multiple radiology techniques, administer and monitor animals under anesthesia, assist in surgery, use proper medical terminology when speaking and writing, maintain certifications, licenses, or registration, and perform dental procedures. Technicians must also maintain confidentiality, complete medical record management tasks, exam-room, nursing-care, client-interaction, and inventory management tasks as assigned. Follow established procedures, and operate within AAHA and OSHA standards.  Other duties required, but not limited to, consist of providing patients with compassionate nursing care as well as maintaining a compassionate and professional environment for all clients and co-workers.

 

We offer competitive pay and an attractive benefits package including medical, dental, life, a matching 401K program, employee pet care discounts, and a continuing education program to name a few. (Company benefits offered in accordance with company policy and according to plan documents)  If your application is selected for consideration you will be contacted.

 

Westbury Animal Hospital, Inc. (WAH) has been caring for pets since 1957. We are proud to be an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) certified hospital.  Westbury Animal Hospital has a well deserved reputation of providing top quality medical care and excellent client service. We, as a team, all strive each day to preserve this reputation. We offer many services to our clients and patients.  Among these are: 24-hour patient care, ultrasound, radiology, a surgical facility, electrocardiography, endoscopy, intensive care, dentistry, in-house laboratory, pharmacy, prescription diets, boarding, emergency service at all times, and after hours patient admittance and release. Westbury Animal Hospital, Inc. is a small business dedicated to the care and well-being of our clients’ pets.  We work closely with the Houston S.P.C.A., CAP, and other humane organizations to aid in the welfare of animals.  Our doctors have donated their time and services to these organizations as well as city spay and neuter clinics.

 

Our MOTTO

“Client Service /Patient Care” is our first priority

 

Our Mission

To work together as a team to continually exceed our clients’ expectations and apply sound and ethical principles to manage our business.

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • 3 to 5 years experience as a Veterinary Technician
  • RVT or CVT designation preferred
  • Ability to handle stress and pressure with poise and tact.
  • Show respect for clients, team members, and animals (alive or deceased) at all times.
  • Prefer candidates with experience in Emergency Clinics
  • Requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform duties while at hospital.

 

Working Conditions

  • Have the physical strength and ability to stand for an entire shift when needed, and be able to lift, push and pull, pets and objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance. Assist in lifting patients weighing more than 50 pounds.
  • Associate is routinely exposed to a variety of pets that may bite or scratch, and on occasion, exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards and medication/controlled substances.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • have physical mobility and dexterity to frequently stand, walk  bend, push, twist, kneel, climb, squat, stoop, and reach overhead
  • Considerable mental/visual concentration, coordinating manual dexterity with mental/visual attention, requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate equipment. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderately high.
  • Must wear closed-toe shoes, gloves, and other protective items as required.
  • A consistent presence at work is required.
  • Must pass company required drug screen.
LOCATION:

Houston, TX 77035
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