Registered Veterinary Technician | Menlo Park

Website Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinics

Steinbeck-Peninsula Equine Clinics provides world-class equine healthcare. Our state-of-the-art hospitals, outpatient clinics and mobile services offer preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and treatment services, in addition to medicine and surgery. We continue to expand our range of services, keeping pace with technology by acquiring leading-edge equipment and expertise.

At Steinbeck-Peninsula Equine Clinics, our core values focus on consideration for our clients, colleagues, and fellow team members. We cultivate collaboration by clearly communicating with clients, caregivers, and colleagues, respecting referring veterinarians and encouraging our own team members to engage in dialogue that fosters professional growth and personal work-life balance. We are fueled by and embody compassion in every interaction with our equine patients, as well as with all the people concerned and invested in their wellbeing.

We are seeking a Registered Veterinary Technician to join our growing team at our Menlo Park, California, location. The successful candidate will provide outstanding patient care and client service in a fast-paced, multi-doctor practice. The Registered Veterinary Technician will work well under time constraints and pressure, being able to maintain a positive attitude and pivot quickly as circumstances and schedules change.

The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

Pay Rate: $22.00 – $26.00 per hour

Benefits: Paid vacation and holidays, health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, and employee discount

Responsibilities

  • Proactively assist with patient care using appropriate protection and safety measures, including (but not limited to) preparing patients for surgery, assisting in administration of anesthesia, administration of fluids, inserting catheters, administering injections and administration of fluids and oral medications
  • Assist with admitting and discharging patients; preparing and providing treatments, as well as preparing any medications required through the Pharmacy upon discharge per doctor instructions; cleaning hospital areas, including stalls as needed, to ensure excellent patient care and hospital cleanliness; take direction and provide updates to the doctors admitting patients to the hospital, etc.
  • Assist veterinarian(s) with appointments, which may include, but not be limited to: preparing treatment area for examination of patient; restrain and jog horses during examination and treatment procedures; assist with and/or perform diagnostic imaging and treatments using appropriate protection and safety measures; assist with unloading from or loading on trailers.
  • Prepare patients, medications, and equipment for surgery (if applicable) and assist the veterinarian during surgical procedures.
  • Ensure established protocols, policies and procedures are followed for efficiency and consistent practices
  • Ensure daily operations of medical and administrative equipment by verifying availability in any given workstation throughout the hospital; assist with troubleshooting areas that may need to be addressed and report any issues to the Veterinary Assistant/Technician Manager.
  • Assist in maintaining proper inventory levels and drug-handling protocols within designated areas of the hospital.
  • Review and assist with in-house hospital billing maintaining the treatment sheet defined for each patient.
  • Help to maintain cleanliness of the facility (i.e. washing floors, sweeping, cleaning, disinfecting surfaces, cleaning treatment and surgery areas, etc.)
  • Organize equipment, supplies and drugs required for daily appointments, including restocking of the veterinarian vehicles and treatment rooms.
  • Maintain all written logs with complete documentation including, but not limited to: controlled substance log, x-ray image log, surgery log, hospitalization log, breeding list, and equipment maintenance log.
  • Perform clinical laboratory procedures, including (but not limited to) blood draws, house CBC, Chemistry, PCV/TP, SAA, salmonella, and PCR’s
  • Other duties as requested

Qualifications:

  • Must have California RVT Certification
  • Must possess a broad knowledge of animal science, medicine, and husbandry, and a basic knowledge of pharmacology
  • Must be able to successfully restrain horses
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Legible handwriting
  • Ability to lift 75 -100 lbs.
  • Ability to restrain up to 1,200 lbs
  • Equine experience
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent communicator
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills.
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Must pass background check and have clean motor vehicle records history

Language Ability:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general technical procedures. Ability to write/document technical information and general correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from doctors, other staff, and clients.

Math Ability:

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, and volume. Ability to apply simple math formulas.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have intermediate computer software knowledge and keyboarding skills.

Expectations

  • To treat other people with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
  • To be dependable and punctual on working hours scheduled and to be willing to stay beyond scheduled hours if needed.
  • To be a self-starter and take the required initiative to perform all tasks successfully.
  • To obtain required knowledge and skills relevant to the job responsibilities.
  • To promote continuous quality of service improvements.
  • To maintain confidentiality with regards to client, doctor, and patient information.
  • To conduct oneself professionally as a representative of Avanti Equine Veterinary Partners, and its network Practices, refraining from inappropriate language and behavior.
  • To constructively communicate progress, problems or other issues requiring attention to the Operations Manager.
  • To offer solutions and demonstrate a positive attitude when dealing with clients, supervisors, doctors, owners, and other team members.
  • To maintain a professional appearance and a courteous attitude.
  • To contribute to the overall team by utilizing your skills and knowledge to achieve performance excellence.

Work Environment

The work environment/conditions characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Majority of time is spent in the office area, but some also out in the barns of the hospital.
  • Limited exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to sit, for long periods of time; walk and stand regularly.
  • Able to speak frequently.
  • Repetitive use of hands and fingers.
  • Must be able to sit in front of a computer for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to physically operate the equipment used for the job.
  • Physical demand requirements are in keeping of those for sedentary work.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.