The Animal Emergency & Referral Center (AERC) in Flowood, Mississippi, seeks to hire an experienced Veterinary Technician for our Emergency Service. A Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) is preferred, but Veterinary Technicians with extensive experience will be considered. Fulltime. 24/7 fast paced, learning environment. Professionalism and positive attitude a must. Competitive pay and benefits package.
Essential Job Skills: Must exercise a sense of responsibility toward all patients in the hospital and have a sense of urgency. Must be able to communicate effectively and work well with others. Must be able to properly restrain animals and assist the veterinarian in the essential tasks of patient care. Must be able to appropriately administer medications including fluids and blood products. Must have good technical skills including phlebotomy, catheterization, basic laboratory analysis and radiography skills. Must have a good understanding of hygiene and aseptic technique. Must understand radiation and lab safety. Must have good general knowledge of veterinary technology.
Other duties include, but are not limited to: • Assist veterinarian in surgical procedures. • Operate medical equipment including laboratory diagnostic imaging and anesthetic equipment. • Obtain samples for laboratory analysis and perform laboratory tests. • Care for hospitalized patients. Take patient vital signs and chart results. Administer medications. • Administer and monitor anesthesia under the supervision of a veterinarian. • Radiograph patients and assist with UItrasonography. • Perform urinary and intravenous catheterization and place nasal oxygen lines. • Maintain Pharmacy record, including controlled substance logs and anesthetic charts. Fill prescriptions. • Initiate emergency procedures. • Enter data into the computer and assist with generating invoices. • Discuss recommendations and finances with the client, as needed. • Maintain hospital cleanliness and organization. • Assist with reception duties as assigned. • Perform other duties as assigned.
An affiliate of the Mississippi State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), the AERC is made up of a team of professionals who provide high-quality referral and emergency veterinary services to the greater Jackson area and surrounding communities. The state-of-the-art facility is located in the Flowood community, with a fully-staffed emergency service in place for 24hour coverage, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The Center’s existing specialties include internal medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology, and dentistry, with a Rehabilitation Center at a nearby location.
MSU CVM 4th-year professional veterinary medicine and veterinary technology students rotate through the facility, allowing for structured teaching in a high-paced, dynamic private referral practice.
AERC offers a competitive compensation package, including an above average benefit package. For more information about the Center, visit http://www.cvm.msstate.edu/aerc-home. Please contact Dr. Darrell Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org, Kathy Brown, email@example.com, or call (601) 939-8999 for additional information about the position available.
• Continuing Education Requirements: Certified technicians must receive sufficient CE each year and maintain licensure.