VCA Animal Hospitals Licensed Veterinary Technician - Woodford Animal Hospital in Versailles, Kentucky
Location: VCA Woodford Animal Hospital
1325 Lexington Rd, Versailles, KY 40383
VCA Woodford Animal Hospital is hiring a full time Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our team!
We are an AAHA-accredited, state of the art veterinary hospital outside Lexington, KY. We provide our patients and clients with excellent service from start to finish. Our 5-doctor practice has a wide range of medical and surgical options available for patients. Species we see include dogs, cats, and rabbits.
We are currently working with team members to become Fear Free certified in order to help patients receive the best care with less stress.
We are open weekdays 7am - 6pm, Saturdays 7:30am - 1pm, closed Sundays.
Check out our website here: https://vcahospitals.com/woodford
About the Role
We are seeking an LVT that believes in high quality medicine and excellent patient care. In this position, you will be working with our veterinary team to provide top notch medical care. This team member must be a clear communicator, team player and have the passion for serving patients. Based on experience, we offer top tier compensation for this area.
Act as the extra eyes, ears, and hands for our veterinary staff to ensure the best quality patient care.
Obtain relevant information and maintain proper and complete medical records.
Provide compassionate patient care
Completed physical exam and patient assessments
Surgical preparation and assisting
Dentistry and dental x-rays
Abaxis lab equipment
Participate in continuing education and actively work to increase skills
Assist in restocking hospital supplies
Appropriate disinfection protocol used when cleaning various areas of the hospital
Mentoring team members as they are on their journey in becoming licensed veterinary technicians
Current Kentucky Veterinary Technician license (LVT) in good standing
Proficient in veterinary technical skills including job duties listed
Animal handling skills and at least a basic understanding of animal behavior and low stress handling techniques
Available to work a five day work week Monday through Saturday including evenings (hospital hours are weekdays 7am-6pm, Saturday 7:30am-1pm)
Able to be on your feet for extended periods of time which often requires bending, crouching, squatting, and leaning over, twisting, reaching, upper body strength, hand strength, sitting on the floor, and other physical demands
Strong enough to withstand pulling of a large strong dog on a leash
Able to lift 40 lb unassisted
Able to remain calm and multi-task in a stressful environment
Can work positively as a team player
Ability to learn, apply new skills and follow through with directions and task
Effectively problem solve and make decisions as needed
Knowledge of medications and veterinary terminology
Able to handle conflict with maturity and emotional intelligence
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:
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
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