Veterinary technician – State College, PA

Veterinary technicians are critical to Metzger Animal Hospital and we are very proud of our 15 certified veterinary technicians (including 2 certified technician specialists or VTS) and 10 veterinary assistants. Veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants are responsible for client and patient care and for assisting our general and specialist veterinarians.

  • Certified and/or experienced (three + years in field) veterinary technician with good client communication and telephone skills.
  • Must also be able to lift 35 pounds, be on their feet for extended periods of time, and be able to work daytime, night, and evening shifts.
  • Must be customer service oriented and friendly, possess good telephone etiquette, grammar and spelling skills.
  • Professional appearance required, scrubs are to be worn at all times and are furnished by the employee.
  • Must be able to react quickly in emergency situations that require immediate attention.
  • Must be proficient with drug calculations.
  • Must be able to administer injections, perform venipuncture (including IV catheter placement) of animal.
  • Assist veterinarian in medical procedures using proper restraint, including restraint of fractious patients.
  • Assist veterinarian in surgical procedures using proper aseptic technique.
  • Monitor patients under anesthesia – including induction, intubation and ventilation.
  • Should be proficient in digital radiographic techniques, including dental x-rays.
  • Able to perform and assist with dental procedures.
  • Upon hiring, all new employees will be subject to a 90 day probationary period. During this time, employment may be terminated at will as determined by management.

Hourly rate is based on experience. Our total compensation plan also includes:

  • Health insurance plan (the hospital pays 50% of the total cost)
  • Continuing education stipend
  • Retirement plan (simple IRA)
  • Employee Pet discount
  • Technician license fee
  • Paid Vacation/sick days

A background check will be performed. This is a Drug Free work place. Applicant must have reliable transportation

Submit resume to office manager Kristen Fletcher via [email protected]

Metzger Animal Hospital will notify you within 7 days if we request an interview.


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