Veterinary Technician

  • Company: Nestlé Purina
  • Location: Saint Joseph, Missouri
  • Posted: March 06, 2018
  • Reference ID: 17008503

JOB SUMMARY:


This position is responsible for organizing and performing the necessary support work related to the health and welfare of the pets in the facility under general supervision.


 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


 


1. Knowledge of and compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and all Nestlé Purina PetCare procedures and protocols


2. Perform pet care procedures as follows:




  • Perform daily rounds & assist with routine veterinary care of the pets


  • Perform husbandry duties to ensure the health and wellness of the pets


  • Provide care of pets in clinic


  • Organize & perform dental care program


  • Contact & assist relief vets when needed

3. Maintain necessary pet health records


 


4. Maintenance of veterinary suite and associated areas:




  • Maintain safe, sanitary & orderly work area

5. Responsible for inventory control and record keeping


6. Practice safety in the work area


 


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:




  • Actively participate in training and skill development as needed


  • Weekend and Holiday work


  • Additional duties as assigned

SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED:




  • Supervision received from the Veterinary Clinic Supervisor.
  

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):




  • Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology


  • Licensed Veterinary Technologist in the State of Missouri


  • Skillful at handling pets


  • Ability to work well independently and in a team


  • Good interpersonal, communication, organization, and math skills


  • Computer literacy

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED:



  • Advanced training or experience in animal science, veterinary technology, or animal handling, grooming, or behavior

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