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Ethos Veterinary Health Veterinary Technician - Surgery in Woburn, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, located in Woburn, MA, is looking for a full-time Veterinary Technician for our Surgery department. This position will primarily be working in a surgical prep and assisting role but also potential for appointments and anesthesia.

About the Job: As a Vet Tech in the Surgery Department you will be responsible for:

  • Obtain and prepare various blood samples for diagnostic testing

  • Accurately take and process multiple types of radiographs throughout the pre and post operative process

  • Assist doctors during patient appointments by providing outstanding client care and education.

  • Perform sterile scrub and assist doctors throughout surgical procedures including abdominal explores, cruciate repairs, fracture repairs, thoracotomies, and both laparoscopic and arthroscopic surgeries.

  • Knowledge of normal patient vitals for awake, sedated, and anesthetized patients

Shifts: Full time three 12 hour or four 9 hour shifts.

About You: Graduate of accredited AVMA program or equivalent experience. Minimum 2 years? experience in veterinary anesthesia.

Previous anesthesia experience not required. Some surgical experience preferred but not required

  • Accuracy in calculating and delivering anesthetic agents, fluids, and CRIs

  • Proficiency in record keeping related to medical procedures including daily treatments administered, patient status, procedures completed, supplies used, and anesthetic records

  • Understanding and review of medical records pertinent to patient care

  • Comprehensive understand and experience with anesthetic monitoring is required

  • CVT, LVT, or VTS preferred

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and commitment to develop long-term relationships with colleagues, clients, and community is required.

  • Maintain a positive outlook and ability to work well in a collaborative environment.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are required, and the ability to deliver exceptional client service is expected

About the Surgery Department: The surgery department is a busy five doctor department specializing in soft tissue, orthopedic and minimally invasive surgical procedures.

About Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital: At Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital our mission is to advance the veterinary profession through our leadership in medicine, education, business and promotion of the human-animal bond. We strive to bring together caring, warm and intelligent people who love to serve and help and are among the best in their field. Our 36,000 square foot hospital, located 11 miles north of Boston, is home to one of the premier level 1 emergency and specialty centers in New England. The hospital is well equipped including a 1.5 tesla Philips MRI, 64 slice GE CT scanner, digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, arthroscopy, laparoscopy, fluoroscopy, parenteral nutrition compounding system, mechanical ventilation, complete on-site diagnostic laboratory, comprehensive surgical facilities, and a dedicated ICU department.

Benefits of Working at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital: Compensation is based on experience and skill level.

Full-time benefits include health with an optional 100% employer paid plan, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, flex-spending accounts, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, paid time off, uniforms, and a generous CE allowance.

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Ethos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ethos does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, merit, and business need.