Licensed Veterinary Technician

LVT/RVT Rochester, New York


Description

Position at Rochester Community Animal Clinic


RCAC is hiring a part-time Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our team!

  • 10-20 hours per wk
  • Mondays–Thursdays
  • Varying morning & afternoon shifts (NO evening/weekend hours)

Ideal Candidate:

  • Has experience as an LVT in a fast-paced environment—Experience with high-volume spay/neuter surgeries is a plus!
  • Exhibits an enthusiastic, positive attitude.
  • Is compassionate & caring.
  • Enjoys working independently, as well as part of a dynamic team.
  • Exhibits strong organizational skills.


Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs) work under the direct guidance of our veterinarian to assist with various procedures required for our high-volume spay & neuter program and general wellness/vaccine services. LVTs are responsible for receiving, handling, and treating patients with skill, compassion, and care; educating clients; and maintaining inventory and equipment. LVTs must have a solid working knowledge of pharmaceutical drugs, common diseases (including their symptoms, means of transmission, treatment, and prevention), and other basic preventative health care recommendations.

If you have a positive, can-do attitude and a passion for providing exceptional animal care, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepping animals for surgery—administering pre-medications, intubating, vaccinating, administering, and monitoring anesthesia under the direction of the veterinarian.
  • Assisting the veterinarian during surgical procedures and vaccine/wellness appointments.
  • Provide specialized nursing care for animals.
  • Monitoring recovering animals post-surgically.
  • Communicating with and educating clients on animal care, vaccines, flea and heartworm products, etc.
  • Drawing blood and accurately performing routine lab tests.
  • Dispensing and administering medications, vaccines, serums and treatments as prescribed by a veterinarian.
  • Overseeing and training animal care assistants.
  • Maintaining inventory of pharmaceuticals, equipment, and supplies.
  • Working well with all team members and ensuring that your actions support the hospital, the doctor, and the clinic philosophy.
  • Pursuing significant on-the-job training

Physical Obligations:

  • Must be able to endure standing, kneeling, & bending for extended periods
  • Capable of lifting 50 lbs. independently
  • Able to restrain animals up to 100 pounds intermittently
  • Willing to work in noisy conditions
  • Ability to remain alert at all times in order to keep safe from possible danger

Why work at Rochester Community Animal Clinic?

We are a committed, passionate group of individuals all working together toward our clinic’s unique mission! RCAC is devoted to improving cat and dog health through preventative care and owner education. We offer affordable spays, neuters, and wellness care to pet owners who may not otherwise be able to afford these important services. RCAC also partners with over 60 pet rescue and adoption organizations. We believe that by working with low-income pet owners, rescue groups, and other community organizations, we can ensure that more dogs and cats will have access to basic veterinary care.