Veterinary Technician/Assistant Job at Riverside Veterinary Hospital, Elizabeth, PA

  • Riverside Veterinary Hospital
  • Elizabeth, PA

Job Description

Certified or experienced ONLY NEED APPLY (one + years or externship) veterinary technician or assistant with good client communication and telephone skills.

  • Must effectively be able to read, speak, and write in English.
  • Must have basic computer literacy skills and be able to handle multiple unrelated tasks simultaneously while working in a busy environment.
  • Must also be able to lift 50 pounds, work on feet all day, and write legibly.
  • Must be customer service-oriented and friendly.
  • Professional appearance required, scrubs are to be worn at all times and are furnished by the employer, as well as all laundering. Technicians will be required to be at work when scheduled and be on time.
  • Must be able to administer injections, perform venipuncture, take vital signs of animals, and properly restrain animals, including fractious pets, for examination and treatment. 
  • Technician must be able to give treatments/medications intravenously, orally, and subcutaneously. 
  • Employee must be able to work well independently and in a group.

Upon hiring, all new employees will be subject to a 90-day probationary period during which time employment may be terminated as determined by management. After probation and employment is permanent employee is eligible for all the company perks, including medical, eye, dental, vacation time, etc.

All aforementioned requirements are subject to change by the employer at any time.

Reports to: Two Veterinarians and the Office Manager.

Reception Duties:

  • Prepare records, consent forms, and the like.
  • Admit patients.
  • Present invoices, receive payment, and prepare estimates.
  • Handle telephone calls.
  • Maintain health certificate and rabies certificate files.
  • Schedule appointments and surgeries.
  • Greet clients in a friendly manner.
  • Dispense medications, pet foods, and supplies.
  • Properly invoice prescriptions and pet foods to maintain inventory.
  • File records.
  • Update client/patient files.
  • Maintain computer records/backups.
  • Perform closing procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Technician Duties:

  • Review vaccination records and prepare vaccines according to our vaccine protocol.
  • Assist veterinarian in medical procedures using proper restraint; know how to restrain fractious patients.
  • Assist veterinarian in surgical procedures using proper aseptic technique.
  • Maintain and use medical equipment such as ABAXIS, Cold Laser, surgery equipment etc. etc.
  • Perform routine laboratory procedures and analyses in hematology, microbiology, urinalysis, and serology.
  • Prepare samples for outside laboratory analysis.
  • Monitor patients under anesthesia.
  • Induce anesthesia and intubate patient.
  • Administer treatments and injections following the instructions of a doctor or a treatment form.
  • Initiate emergency procedures.
  • Maintain pharmacy records, and controlled drug, anesthesia, fecal, and heartworm test logs.
  • Take and develop radiographs.
  • Take vital signs of animals including temperature, pulse, and respiration.
  • Perform dental cleanings.
  • Perform and analyze skin and ear cytologies.
  • Perform catheterization - urinary and venous.
  • Complete ear cleanings and nail trims.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

  • Small animal hospital, work in front and back of the hospital, high level of client interaction, exposure to x-rays and anesthetic gases with proper protective measures.
  • Potential for exposure to zoonotic diseases and possible hazardous materials.

Continuing Education Requirements:
None at this time

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Internship

Pay: $16.00 - $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • 4 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Veterinary experience: 1 year (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Elizabeth, PA 15037: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Permanent employment, Full time, Part time, Internship, Relocation, Trial period, Flexible hours, Shift work, Day shift, Monday to Friday,

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