Lead Vet Technician job vacancy in Country Critters Veterinary Clinic – Jobs in Florida

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Job Details
Company Name :
Country Critters Veterinary Clinic
Company Location :
Gainesville, FL 32609
Job Position :
Lead Vet Technician
Job Category :
Jobs in Florida

Job Description :

The lead veterinary technician has all of the responsibilities of the veterinary technician, but in addition to that, is the leader of the fellow veterinary technicians and assistants. The role of the lead veterinary technician is to lead and direct the other technicians and assistants to maintain order and flow of the clinic, and to create a clean, balanced, positive, and organized work space in the hospital. The lead veterinary technician will be responsible for the training and education of the veterinary technicians and assistants.


Can provide compassionate care to patients and clients.
Can conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner even when stressed and/or focused on individual tasks.
Can legibly keep accurate medical records in accordance with hospital policy.
Can prepare and maintain the exam rooms and treatment areas.
Can perform physical assessments; record observations legibly in files or computer.
Can effectively restrain pets even when large or difficult.
Understands all common vaccinations and vaccination protocols and can explain to clients.
Understands the importance of a clean and orderly facility, does not hesitate to clean or organize as part of a normal job duty.
Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
Gives SQ, IM and IV injections.
Can handle client’s medical questions with confidence and direct to veterinarians when appropriate.
Can prepare estimates for procedures and discuss financial commitments with clients supporting hospital financial policies.
Can explain necessary follow-up and homecare instructions.
Understands usage, dosage, and common side-effects for commonly used prescription drugs and can readily explain them to the clients.
Can maintain an appropriate inventory of all medical supplies as determined by the inventory control system.
Can assist the veterinarian in medical, surgical and dental procedures; prepares patients for surgery; administers anesthesia; monitors patients during surgery and recovery; administers fluids.
Can properly care for all surgical materials; keep the operating room properly stocked and prepared for surgery.
Can perform emergency procedures such as control of bleeding, resuscitation with oxygen, opening airways, and external cardiac massage.
Can perform clinical laboratory procedures such as fecal flotation exams, heartworm checks, skin scrapings, urinalysis, and fungal cultures; draws blood for laboratory analysis; maintains file of lab test results and ensures that test results are recorded in patient records.
Can effectively position for and take radiographs.
Can place IV catheters and properly care for them. Understands the use and care of IV pumps as well.
Knows common disease states and can alert veterinarians when symptoms change or when concerns arise with hospitalized patients.
Can prepare a patient and the machine for an ultrasound procedure.
Can admit patients following hospital policy and doctors written orders.
Can discharge patients based on the veterinarian’s orders, ensuring that patients are well groomed and in a medically appropriate state.
Directs the other veterinary technicians and assistants to maintain a good operational flow within the hospital.
Trains other veterinary technicians and assistants accordingly.
Develops a monthly training schedule to further the education of the hospital team.
Works with the practice manager to maintain, control, and count inventory.
Works with the practice manager to develop clinic goals, incentives, and reward programs for the hospital team.
Creates a team dynamic for the hospital team and a positive, pleasant work environment.
Creates and implements a maintenance schedule for equipment and cleanliness of the hospital.
Works with the practice manager to enforce rules and regulations of the hospital, OSHA, and Rural King.

High school diploma or equivalent
Veterinary Technician Certification (CVT).
Minimum two years experience as veterinary technician or assistant.
Minimum of 18 years old.
Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to deal with them even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.
Can stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis.
Is well-spoken and approaches his/her job duties in a mature nature.
Is experienced in the teamwork approach and works well with all levels of hospital team members.
Has excellent client communication skills.


Supervises Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants


Work requires lifting and carrying animals (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs). Walks or stands for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent position.

May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.

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