Neurology Technician

Veterinary Technician Austin, Texas


Position at Pet Specialists of Austin

Pet Specialists of Austin is hiring for a Neurology Veterinary Technician to join our specialty hospital!

The schedule currently needed for this position is a 4 day work week Monday-Thursday either 8 AM - 6 PM or 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM with some flexibility to stay later as needed for surgeries.
More than a word, care is present in everything you do. At Pet Specialists of Austin 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 Pet Specialists of Austin  you’ll feel the warmth and openness of a small clinic, while having the opportunity and support of a united network.
Pet Specialists of Austin is a 24 hour emergency and specialty referral hospital that invests heavily in our teams' growth and development. Opened in 2021, we pride ourselves on providing the Austin area with compassionate and quality emergency, and specialty care including neurology surgery, internal medicine and oncology. We provide an emotionally intelligent work environment and strive to maintain a positive work/life balance.
Provide your best care with more bridges and less barriers.
Role Responsibilities:

Assist service leads and teammates in the successful day-to-day operation of Pet Specialists of Austin. Perform technical and administrative functions while adhering to company-wide practices, protocols, and procedures. Provide top quality care and customer service to all patients and clients. Demonstrate solid technical aptitude and take a proactive approach to assist service leads and teammates on varying tasks each day. Maintain patience and compassion at all times. Work with, or under, supervision of a doctor, lead technician, or an approved colleague until receiving the approval to work on various tasks, independently. This process will be completed by getting your training manual signed off, completed, and approved. Our goal is for you to be an independent worker who values being part of a team

  • A hands-on helper, who is available to take direction from supervisors in terms of day-to- day tasks and responsibilities 
  • Performs patient admission/discharge 
  • Including but not limited to client greeting, history taking, and vitals 
  • Assist doctors in the examination of patients 
  • Obtaining diagnostics (blood draws, radiographs, doppler blood pressures, etc.) 
  • Restraint for examination 
  • Assist and/or perform radiographic set-up and execution 
  • Perform venipuncture 
  • Blood draw 
  • Catheter placement 
  • Induce, maintain, and recover anesthesia, to be adapted via training to the MRI suite and surgical suite. 
  • Provide handling and disposal of stocked items, as well as cleaning of the treatment area 
  • Provide excellent client communication 
  • Discuss and explain to clients after procedure care 
  • Discuss and explain to client's long-term care of new diagnoses 
  • Provide basic animal husbandry and care for in-hospital patients 
  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly tasks as assigned by supervisor 
  • Be mindful of the overall cleanliness of the practice 
Our Ideal Candidate:
    • Personal fondness for dogs and cats 
    • 2+ years working in a veterinary setting; clinic or hospital 
    • Proven ability to pay strict attention to detail 
    • Proven level of comfort and acceptance of taking direction from superiors 
    • Experience with restraint  
    • Solid communication skills; ability to express self clearly and professionally 
    • Solid client and patient relationship skills 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills 
    • Enjoys and is able to work as part of a team, as well as an individual contributor 
    • A positive attitude, even when faced with adversity or under pressure 
    • The ability to lift objects and patients of up to 50 pounds 
    • The ability to follow directions with and without supervision 
    • Confidence in running anesthesia and understanding the anesthetic recovery process for basic and complex cases
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.