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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Technician Lead in Montgomery, Alabama

Location: 3200 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36116

VCA Carriage Hills Animal Hospital is hiring an experienced Veterinary Technician with a passion for leadership to join our team as Assistant Vet Tech Supervisor !

About Us

VCA Carriage Hills has a longstanding reputation in the River Region as a provider of quality veterinary services in a friendly and compassionate atmosphere.

Our practice is known for quality veterinary care due to the range of services offered and our efforts to fill the area’s need for specialty services.

We are a 24-hour emergency and referral hospital with services including wellness care, surgery, dentistry, diagnostics, ultrasound, digital x-rays, endoscopy, oncology, internal medicine, boarding, and grooming. We also offer cancer treatment, orthopedic care, neurosurgical care, physical therapy, and critical care.

Check out our website here: www.vcahospitals.com/carriage-hills

About the Role

As Assistant Vet Tech Supervisor, you will lead and assist our Technicians and Assistants in carrying out our veterinarians orders on weekend shifts (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and implement a strategy to call in staff if extra technical help is needed.

Patient care, client education, and operational duties will be under direct supervision and guidance of our Technician & Assistant Supervisor and Medical Director or Doctor on Duty. The Assistant Tech Supervisor will be empowered to lead independently while referring appropriate matters to the Supervisor.

This is a full time position with a schedule of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 2pm - 12am.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as role model for behavior and attitude on the floor

  • Manage weekly schedule and holiday schedule with Technician Supervisor

  • Serve as go-to leader if a technician calls out sick or needs emergency leave Friday- Monday

  • Work and communicate directly with technician/assistant supervisor concerning personnel matters, training concerns, etc.

  • Help DVM on duty mediate interpersonal matters and address minor concerns from technician and assistant team

  • Ensure OSHA and DEA regulations and protocols are followed by all technicians and assistants in their department/on their shift

  • Maintain accurate medical records and observations

Veterinary Technician duties will include:

  • Obtain and record patient histories

  • Collect specimens and perform routine laboratory procedures and tests.

  • Administer fluids and blood products prescribed by veterinarian

  • Dispense or administer medications, treatments, etc. as directed by veterinarian

  • Provide specialized nursing care to ill or injured patients

  • Prepare patients, instruments and equipment for surgery

  • Assist in diagnostic, medical and surgical procedures using diagnostic equipment such as x-ray, ultrasound, CT, Endoscopy and Fluoroscopy

  • Communicate with and educate owners on medication use, side effects and administration

  • Clean, maintain and sterilize instruments, equipment and materials

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years veterinary technician or skilled veterinary assistant experience. Work in a specialty or ER practice preferred

  • Graduate of AVMA Accredited veterinary technology/veterinary nursing degree program, Alabama Veterinary Technician license (LVT) preferred

  • Strong communication, collaboration, and leadership skills

  • Ability to be flexible, adjust to a changing environment and handle stress calmly

  • Attention to detail and willingness to question when unsure

  • Able to receive criticism professionally and take responsibility for actions

  • Active interest in veterinary medicine and animal care, continuous learning

Hourly pay is based on experience, education, and credentials, with possible shift differential hours. Full time associates enjoy a comprehensive benefits package in addition to hourly compensation.

Why VCA

VCA Animal Hospitals is a community of over 800 hospitals across the US, including primary care, emergency, and specialty medicine. We offer world class medicine with hometown care. Together we are taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.

This means taking care of our people. We are passionate about supporting our technicians and assistants and are committed to your personal career development. At VCA, you will enjoy an inclusive work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve. Benefits include:

Career Support

  • Access to the people and resources of a large veterinary community

  • Advancement and leadership opportunities

  • Continuing Education allowance for full time credentialed veterinary technicians ($750/yr, $1000/yr for VTSs)

  • Internal CE and development opportunities

  • Free NAVTA membership, access to VetFolio, Plumbs App, and more

  • Tuition assistance including Veterinary Technology Associates, Bachelors completion and more

  • Veterinary Technician license reimbursement

Health & Well Being

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance, a variety of additional coverage options

  • Free mental health care through Lyra Health (up to 12 sessions a year)

  • Access to free counseling through Cigna Life Assistance program

  • Access to Headspace app

  • Fully employer-paid life, long-term and short-term disability insurance

  • Paid vacation, paid sick time, holiday pay

  • Paid parental leave

  • Fertility coverage, gender affirmation services

  • Growing network of onsite social workers

Other Perks

  • Generous hospital discounts for your pets, a variety of other discounts including cellular service, apparel, computer equipment, etc.

  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match

  • Referral bonus opportunities

  • Practice management software with digital innovations for streamlined practice flow and client communication

  • Opportunities to give back through VCA Charities and community partnerships

Interested? Apply! We look forward to hearing from you.

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

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