Job Description: Registered Vet Technician

Animal Health Centers is currently seeking a Registered Veterinary Technician at our Ottumwa & Centerville location. Do you enjoy a fast-paced environment? Do you have a passion for animals and are interested in helping with veterinary duties? Are you able to handle phone calls with an accommodating attitude and have the ability to contribute as a team member? If you enjoy being around people and pets, this could be the position for you! The successful candidate must have excellent office skills, be computer savvy, have an outgoing personality and display a helpful attitude.

• Assisting with X-rays
• Draw blood from animals, run and log bloodwork
• Prep animals for surgery & monitoring post-surgery animals
• Administer catheters
• Putting together surgery packs
• Get weight & temp for all patients
• Cleaning up after animals
• Administer medications
• Assist front desk with scheduling, pulling charts for daily appointments
• Answer multi-line phone & schedules appointments.
• Check to make sure all dogs are current on vaccinations, deworming, fecal, heartworm testing, and preventative care.
• Keep lab, surgery room and exam rooms organized and clean
• Check surgery and medical patients in and out of the hospital
• Maintain patient records & files
• Type hospital documents
• Wash and dry laundry for surgery animals
The hours are ideal if you would like to work 36 – 40 hours/week. This includes a 4-hour shift every other Saturday morning.

• Competitive salary
• Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
• IRA Matching
• Animal Health Center shirts provided
• PTO & Paid Holidays
• Employee Pet Discount

• Requirements:

• Candidates must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. (pet food and/or animals)
• Candidates must be able to assist veterinarians and technicians with animals’ care.

• Qualifications:

• Veterinary Technician License
• 2-3 years’ experience is preferred.
• Ability to multi-task with time management and organizational skills
• Excellent communicator with a pleasant personality.
• Ability to deal with clients in a mature manner.