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We’re looking for a Registered Veterinary Technician

Greater Saint John Veterinary Walk-In & Urgent Care is a part of Galaxy Vets family, a new employee-centric healthcare system with a mission to give veterinary medicine back to veterinary professionals.

Employees are our priority. At Galaxy Vets, we offer top-of-the-market salary, equity, and a competitive benefits package, all intended to prevent burnout and enable you to focus on what you love–providing quality care to pets and their families.

Who We Are

Located in beautiful Quispamsis, New Brunswick, is a fully equipped veterinary facility staffed with an experienced and professional team. Our facility has state-of-the-art modern diagnostic capabilities, including a full in-house laboratory, digital radiology, and ultrasound. We pride ourselves on compassionate care for patients and clients, and communicating with clients is a top priority for our team. If you are looking for a new opportunity that will allow growth, autonomy, innovation and a sense of purpose, look no further! The hospital’s hours of operation will be from 12 pm to 12 am, seven days a week.

Clinical and Technical Duties:

  • Treat each patient and customer with the highest level of compassion & care
  • Assist doctors with appointments, surgery, and client education to enable them to focus on the overall care the patient requires.
  • Perform initial patient evaluation, reporting to the doctor regarding the nature of the visit and client concerns.
  • Obtain and prepare laboratory samples such as blood, urine, fecal and ear cytology, and samples for external laboratory analysis e.g. Histopathology, cytology, and culture and sensitivity.
  • Restrain animals safely, efficiently, and compassionately during examinations and procedures.
  • Venipuncture and placing of intravenous catheters, calculating and initiating drip rates, and administering intravenous medications
  • Prepare and set up for medical, surgical, and diagnostic imagery procedures, utilizing knowledge of proper sterile technique, appropriate positioning, and ensuring equipment is in working order.
  • Monitor anesthesia and recovery of surgery patients and communicate with owners.
  • Accurately prepare and dispense medications as directed by the doctor, ensuring that medications are added to the pet’s record and appropriately charged to the client.
  • Maintains a safe, secure, healthy, and humane environment by sanitizing holding and operating areas, sterilizing and wrapping instruments, verifying shelf life, and following standards and procedures in compliance with applicable legal regulations.
  • Monitor hospitalized pets and administer treatments with compassionate care. Assure animal welfare is addressed, have food and water when appropriate, and monitor for disease and complications.
  • Utilize hospital computer systems to document medical records and communicate with clients and teammates.
  • Some tasks require extended periods at a keyboard or workstation, standing or walking.
  • Tasks may involve kneeling, crawling, bending, balancing and crouching.
  • Take physical safety precautions for exposure to drugs, anesthesia, and radiation.
  • The list of responsibilities and functions above are representations of the tasks performed by this position. The omission of an essential task does not prevent management from assigning if such tasks are logical for this position.

Who We Are Looking For

  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
  • Passed the VTNE or soon will be passing the VTNE
  • Two years of direct patient care is preferable
  • May consider an equivalent combination of education, experience, training, and certification
  • Exceptional client communication and education skills
  • Ability to stay focused and perform correct procedures in stressful or emergency situations
  • Flexible about schedule as it will include weekend and holiday shifts
  • Advanced animal handling, restraint, surgical, and medical procedures experience
  • Excellent communication skills, work well with others, a sense of urgency, and a desire for continuous improvement of oneself and other crew members
  • Ability to follow and demonstrate proper and safe digital radiology procedures
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs as the job requires lifting, cleaning, and constant motion
  • Comply with WorkSafeNB standards
  • Ability to work around sick or fractious animals, zoonotic diseases, hazardous materials, and cleaning chemicals and anesthetic gas.
  • Aligns with and role models hospital and Galaxy Core Values: Founders Mindset, Sees the Bigger Picture, Always Evolving, Lead with Integrity, Sense of Humor
  • Proactive in developing the personal and professional habits and practices that support personal well-being and support others to do the same.

The Perks

  • Competitive compensation (starting $21-$25 before dividends, with the opportunity for an additional $1-$5/hour)
  • Equity in the company for everyone working 24+ hr/week
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and other Insurance Options
  • Paid annual licensing & membership dues
  • Staff discount
  • CE Allowance
  • Ongoing feedback loops to ensure employee satisfaction and autonomy with a strong focus on burnout prevention
  • Potential to participate in Telehealth and work from home

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $21.00-$25.00 per hour

Expected hours: 36 – 44 per week

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