Rehabilitation Veterinary Technician
This position provides an exciting career opportunity helping small animals recover from injury and surgery for return to maximal function. Additionally, we treat animals with arthritis, obesity, and chronic conditions to improve quality of life. We work with elite world-class athletes, champion couch potatoes and everything in between. Our Rehabilitation facility was one of the first to open in the United States and continues to be recognized as a leader in the field.
The employee filling this position will provide Rehabilitation treatments, working both in an independent fashion and as part of a team. Our state-of –the-art facility includes equipment that mirrors and rivals that found in human Physical Therapy clinics, including 2 underwater treadmills, therapeutic LASER, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, exercise equipment, etc. We work closely with other practices at GCVS, including surgery and neurology, as well as referring Veterinarians outside of GCVS.
Consistently demonstrate the ability to:
Previous experience working with small animals in the Veterinary setting is required. Strong preference will be given to candidates with their Veterinary Technician license (LVT).
- Understand and carry out oral and written instructions for treatment plans and interventions
- Document client communication, treatments, and patient responses in the medical record using correct medical terminology
- Utilize proper methods of animal handling, training and restraint
- Monitor patients receiving treatments for any adverse or unusual reactions, bringing any issues to the attention of the supervising therapist
- Communicate with clients in a professional manner through verbal and written media
- Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including coworkers and clients
- Use cleaning materials and equipment with skill and efficiency
- Assist in maintenance and basic repairs of Rehabilitation equipment
- Perform moderately heavy physical labor – ability to walk and stand for extended periods. Ability to carry patients weighing 50 pounds and assist those greater than 50 pounds.
- Provide husbandry care as needed
- 401K plan (with employer match)
- Health, dental, life, and short and long term disability insurance
- Pet care discounts
- Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave
- Uniform allowance
- Continuing education and professional dues (licensed personnel only)
Salary is competitive and directly related to experience.