Community Practice veterinary technicians are a valued part of our team. The veterinary technician's responsibilities include duties similar to a small animal general practice such as: client communication, patient scheduling, record keeping, assisting veterinarian with case management, and office duties to keep Community Practice functioning smoothly. Client communication and client education is a vital aspect of our service and we emphasize cross training and team work
This position will also involve teaching third and fourth year veterinary students in a clinical setting. The Community Practice service technicians are very involved in all aspects of the practice including wellness and sick visits, dentistry, elective surgical procedures, and dermatology.
Involvement with dentistry will consist of performing and teaching dental prophylaxis, taking dental radiographs, assisting with dental extractions, as well as assisting with other specialized dental procedures, such as root canals and the repair of jaw fractures. Elective surgeries include spay and neuter procedures with a few gastropexies. Technicians will be involved in the preparation of these patients, as well as providing patient care during the pre-, peri-, and post anesthetic period.
Dermatology duties will include administering sedation, patient monitoring, and assisting during procedures such as: intradermal allergy testing and skin biopsies.
Technical skills necessary include: patient restraint, venipuncture, sample collection and
analysis, local regional anesthetic blocks, catheter placement, etc.
In addition, the veterinary technicians are responsible for entering charges for patient billing, inventory management, ensuring treatment areas are properly cleaned and sanitized, and any other task to keep the practice running smoothly.
This position is typically a 5 day, 40 hour per week job. A few times per year we do jaw fracture repairs on the weekends and may require services from one of our 3 technicians.
Additionally, 2 or 3 times per year we will conduct dental wet labs for students and/or DVMs and attendance for all of the dental team is required. Overtime is provided.
Our team consists of 3 registered technicians, 3 full time clinicians, 2 part time clinicians and a Dentistry resident that is here most of the year. We are currently interviewing for a veterinary assistant as well.
Salary: $13.27 - $17.00 per hour
University Title: Veterinary Technician
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Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.
Graduation from a 2 year AVMA accredited Animal Health Technology Program or 4 years of experience performing Vet Technician duties.
License for the State of Missouri or able to obtain Missouri License within 6 months after start date.
Note: some professional degrees (DVM) would be acceptable and are considered equivalent or greater than Associates degree in Veterinary Technology.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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