Licensed Veterinary Technician

Career Opportunity

Medical Skills

  • Prophylactic dental care and periodontal cleaning
  • Dental radiography and dental charting
  • Intubation and anesthesia induction
  • Intravenous and urinary catheter placement
  • Fluid administration
  • Phlebotomy
  • Operating and maintaining surgical equipment
  • Maintaining controlled substance logs and medical charting
  • Interpreting basic surgical monitoring information including ECG, BP, PulseOx, etc.

Technical Skills

  • Helps to maintain inventory of pharmaceuticals, equipment, and supplies
  • Assists with patient intake, discharge, and obtains and records patient history
  • Performs pre-surgery diagnostic lab tests as directed
  • Monitors animals during surgery and observes animals after surgery to detect abnormal behavior or physical symptoms
  • Provides nursing care for injured or ill animals
  • Prepares patients, instruments, and equipment for surgery; prepares animals for surgery; assists in surgery suite
  • Assures good working condition of monitoring and support equipment such as anesthetic machines, cardiac monitors, dental machines, and autoclave

Customer Service Skills

  • Provides in-person and telephone client services including education and answering questions about procedures
  • Advises pet owners on post-operative care and medication dosages
  • Assists with community outreach programs as directed


Communication Skills

  • Strong communication, leadership and motivation skills. Has the ability to effectively solve problems related to staff conflict, personnel issues, and performance
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client and personal services. This includes client needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of client satisfaction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of structure and content of the English language including word definitions, spelling, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Requires active listening skills, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times

Social Skills

  • Works well with all employees and ensures actions support the hospital, the doctors, and the practice philosophy
  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of self, other individuals, or the practice to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Ability to adjust actions in relation to other’s actions
  • Teaching others how to perform a task
  • Actively looking for ways to help others
  • Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do
  • Requires dealing with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous people

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of the procedures used for receiving, treating, and scheduling patients, for ordering medical supplies, and requesting laboratory tests
  • Knowledge of the use, care, and storage of veterinary instruments, materials, and equipment
  • Knowledge of sterilization techniques to sterilize various instruments and materials
  • Knowledge of the instruments, materials, and standardized procedures used in the full variety of surgical and dental treatments

Benefits and Schedule


  • 401(k) with 4% employer match
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance

Schedule Options

  • 10-hour shift
  • 12-hour shift
  • 4-hour shift
  • 8-hour shift
  • Choose your own hours
  • Monday to Friday
  • No nights
  • No weekends