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Evening/Late Night Veterinary Technician – Glendale, AZ 85306

SVSS is currently looking to hire a Full Time Late Night Veterinary Technician for the working hours of 5pm – 1am Monday-Friday.


About Southwest Veterinary Surgical Service (SVSS):

Southwest Veterinary Surgical Service, P.C. is a privately owned and operated specialty referral practice whose board-certified surgeons have over eighty years of combined surgical expertise. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality surgical care with an emphasis on pain management and prevention. We are an extension of veterinary practices throughout the communities we serve, working in conjunction with primary care veterinarians to provide comprehensive patient care and exceptional client service.

SVSS is an organization that has a reputation for outstanding leadership, innovation, and expertise. Our employees use their creativity and talent to invent new solutions, meet new demands, and offer the most effective services/products in the industry. We are able to do this with our team as we show them unwavering support and true appreciation for the value and sacrifice made for our shared passion. Join our team and with your active involvement, creativity, and support, SVSS will continue to achieve its goals. Working together we all succeed as one.

SVSS offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, employee retirement plan, employee discounts, shift differential for the overnight technician team and much more!


Overnight Veterinary Technician Job Description:

Shift is 5pm – 1am Monday through Friday

Veterinary technicians may also be identified as registered veterinary technicians, certified veterinary technicians, or animal-health technicians. In many states, veterinary technicians are required to have completed an AVMA-accredited veterinary-technician program prior to passing the state’s requirements for certification or registration.

Veterinary technicians must have a broad knowledge of animal science, medicine, and husbandry, including a strong understanding of pain management, post operative animal care, basic knowledge of pharmacology and sufficient mathematical skills to ensure the administration of accurate drug and fluid doses, operating and maintaining surgical equipment, cleaning and sterilization of surgical equipment, preparing and packaging surgical instruments. Additional tasks may include administering fluids, giving intravenous or intramuscular injections, drawing blood, updating patient charts, filling prescriptions, assisting with consult exams when no surgeries are scheduled, and advising pet owners on post-operative care and medication dosages.


Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift or carry pets or objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance. Have the physical strength and ability to stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, repeated bending, pushing, pulling, full use of hands/fingers, and reach above shoulders for an entire shift when needed. Must effectively be able to read, speak, and write in English. Hearing, vision and speech at a functional level are required to meet the essential functions of the job. On occasion patients may bleed, urinate, defecate, vomit, or secrete other glandular fluids on your person, shoes, or uniform.


Working/Environmental Conditions:

On occasion patients may bleed, urinate, defecate, vomit, or secrete other glandular fluids on your person, shoes, or uniform. Overnight Veterinary Technicians are often alone in the building and must be able to triage, respond and complete tasks with independence and sound judgement. There is exposure to barking dogs and cleaning chemicals. This is an emotional environment due to death or illness of pets.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 – 3+ years’ POST EDUCATION experience in clinic or hospital setting as a Veterinary Technician
  • CVT preferred but not required
  • Availability to work late nights/over nights, or weekends
  • Must be confident and comfortable working independently or alone most nights
  • Availability to travel based on business need (in-state)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, change management, decision making, customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, problem solving, systems thinking, teamwork, initiative, and detail-oriented
  • Proficiency with computers – use of Cornerstone and White Board knowledge a PLUS
  • Know and use basic medical abbreviations and medical terminology
  • Ability to assist other technicians during emergency cases including pulling pre-meds and setting up the OR
  • Anesthesia monitoring
  • Post-operative patient care
  • General animal anatomy
  • Pain Management with animals
  • OR etiquette including properly turning over an OR
  • Aseptic technique including sterilization and repacking of surgical instruments
  • Strong Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Exceptional Customer Service Skills
  • Proper restraint of animals

*** This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other duties as required to meet the ongoing business needs of SVSS ***

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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