Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician Santa Fe,, New Mexico


Description

Position at Smith Veterinary Hospital

  

 Veterinary Technician  
Full-time 
Santa Fe, NM 
 
More than a word, care is present in everything you do. At Smith Veterinary Hospital, a Thrive Pet Healthcare partner, we take action to empower your best care for pets, their families, and yourself.  
 
We are a community of 400 clinics forming an extraordinary network of unparalleled resources and people. Through outstanding learning and career options, comprehensive benefits, and abundant support, you’ll be nurtured and appreciated for who you are and what you bring to the table. We come together in both the joys and heartaches of our profession to lift each other up through laughter and empathy.  
 
And, we have plenty of fun along the way! 
 
Who we are 
At Smith Veterinary Hosptial, you’ll feel the warmth and openness of a small clinic, while having the opportunity and support of a united network.  
 
We are an AAHA and feline-friendly certified practice that has been serving the community for more than 70 years. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients. We have state of the art diagnostic equipment including ultrasound, digital radiograph, and digital dental radiography, endoscopy, and in house lab equipment. We take walk-ins and offer everything from general wellness to emergency care.  
 
 
Provide your best care with more bridges and less barriers. 
 
Smith Veterinary Hospital is looking for a  Veterinary Technician to join us as part of the Thrive Pet Healthcare community.  
 
As a Tech you’ll play an important role in pets lives by providing end-to-end care for our precious patients. Your life-changing work will range from the hands-on care of facilitating outpatient treatments and performing laboratory tests, to support services including admitting and discharging patients. 
 
Role Responsibilities: 
 
  • Support veterinarians to ensure quality veterinary care, advocate for pets, and educate clients.
  • With each hospital function, assist veterinarians and the medical team to maximize productivity and maintain positive patient flow.
  • Assist with surgeries and procedures in accordance with your state's Veterinary Practice Act outlined for credentialed veterinary technicians.
  • Communicate with clients about individualized pet health concerns and offer guidance on Thrive Membership options, medications, and additional treatments.
  • Take radiographs, administer medications, monitor patients during surgeries.
  • Assist in maintaining relevant, comprehensive medical records with the support of practice systems.
  • Obtain relevant health history and information from clients and maintain medical charts.
  • Use safe restraining techniques, follow standard protocols, and sustain clean, sterile, organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs.
  • Be willing to guide, mentor, and support fellow team members.
  • Frequently lift and move patients up to 35 pounds, and occasionally lifts up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequently stand or walk for up to 10 hours a day.
 
Experience & Skills Requirements:  
  • Registered Veterinary Technician preferred
  • 1-2 years of veterinary clinical experience
  • Knowledge of the services the hosptial provides and the species it treats
  • Knowledge of pet care products including pet foods, pet retail items, and medications
  • Experience with operating veterinary equipment and software
 
You’ll Grow With Us 
Here, you can grow your career as best fits you through access to comprehensive learning and skillset programs. You can build your skills and earn credentials through: 
 
  • Our vast, diverse, and free library of continuing education courses - ThriveU
  • Live, virtual interactive workshops to develop valuable leadership skills
  • A program to designed to teach you the fundamentals of running a pet hospital
  • ​​​​​​​Earn your AVMA-CVTEA Accreditation and become a Vet Tech through our fully accredited distance learning program for veterinary technicians
  • Scholarship opportunities and tuition reimbursement 
 
And, with so many locations nationwide, you can find and move into any specialty, hospital type, or environment. Join us and provide your best care at a clinic that is deeply rooted within its community and bolstered by the resources of Thrive Pet Healthcare. 
 
  
Benefits – our care in action 
We provide benefits spread comprehensively across your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing designed to meet your needs as a unique individual. Some key benefits include: 
 
  • ​​​​​​Paid time off including 8-weeks of full-pay parental leave, bereavement to grieve both humans and pets, and time off for new pet adoptions
  • Top quality medical, dental, and vision insurance plus health savings account and flexible spending account ​​​​​​​
  • Pet perks including free exams, discounts on products and services, and more at all Thrive Pet Healthcare locations
  • Generously subsidized backup and ongoing care support for children, adults, and pets
  • Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions
  • 401k with employer contribution and no waiting period
  • Continuing education and development support through our library of free CE courses and paid time off to complete
  • Scholarship opportunities and student loan support program
       and so much more! 
 
 
 
At Thrive Pet Healthcare, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and diversity of all of our team members, pet parents, and pets. We strive to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture where all team members belong and feel empowered. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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