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VCA Animal Hospitals Cardiology - Registered Veterinary Technician in Fountain Valley, California

Join the VCA West Coast Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital team!

Location: 18300 Euclid St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708

At VCA Animal Hospitals, you can be the Registered Veterinary Technician - Cardiology you have always wanted to be! We have a unique culture in our hospital that values each person’s individual skill and personality. There’s something special about you and we are excited to learn more!

Compensation : $29.50 - $35.00 ALL dependent on education, experience, credentials, location, nature of practice, schedule and additional responsibilities.

Why We Want You!

We are seeking a dedicated Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) to join our Cardiology department. The ideal candidate will have a passion for providing high-quality care to animals, with a specific focus on cardiac health. As an integral part of our team, you will work closely with veterinarians, veterinary assistants, and other staff members to ensure the well-being of our patients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist veterinarians in performing diagnostic procedures and treatments related to cardiology.

  • Comfortable with monitoring anesthesia and assessing patients during procedures, including interventional cardiac catheterizations in our fluoroscopy operating room.

  • Conduct diagnostic tests, including electrocardiograms (ECGs), radiographs, routine blood monitoring and echocardiograms.

  • Place Holter monitors on patients and educate clients in their use.

  • Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by veterinarians.

  • Maintain accurate electronic medical records and ensure proper documentation of procedures.

  • Communicating and educate pet owners on cardiac conditions, treatment plans, and at-home care.

  • Collaborate with other departments to provide comprehensive care to patients.

  • Ensure compliance with veterinary regulations and standards.

Skills:

  • Venipuncture

  • Catheter placement

  • Radiology

  • Anesthesia monitoring

  • Physical examinations and patient assessment

  • Surgical preparation and assisting

  • Laboratory work

  • Pharmacology

  • Patient recovery

  • Compassionate care for our hospitalized patient

  • Works well in team environment

  • Restraining and assisting in patient exams and routine procedures

  • Taking detailed medical histories and patient vitals

  • Assisting our Doctor and Technician staff as needed with patient care

  • Maintain accurate and complete medical records

  • Helping clients and doctors during humane euthanasia’s

  • Maintain a clean work environment to maintain any infectious disease protocols, handle medical/biomedical and infectious waste appropriately

  • Maintain inventory and supplies for procedures and patient husbandry.

Qualifications:

  • Current and valid Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) license.

  • Knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and common conditions (Preferred but not required).

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.

  • Compassionate and empathetic attitude towards animals and their owners.

If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs.

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)

*We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at * vcacareers.com

If you are a current associate, you will need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Jobs Hub app or search for Browse Jobs.

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at vcacareers.com

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