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We are looking for a Veterinary Technician Manager to care for animals, support Veterinarians, and lead our team of veterinary assistants.
You’ll play an important role in bringing comfort to our furry patients and ensuring the smooth running of our facility. One of the most important Veterinary Assistant Manager responsibilities is to lead the team. You'll also ensure all areas are clean, for animals and humans alike. We’ll rely on you to assist the Veterinarian in examinations and operations. Do you love animals? Then you’re halfway there. You need the ability to care for them properly – that’s one of the most important Vet Assistant Manager job requirements. This includes knowledge of routine tasks, like feeding or bathing animals, but also readiness to care for injured or scared animals that might occasionally lash out. If you’re organized, quick on your feet and have the stomach to help with medical operations and euthanasia, we’d like to meet you.
Feed and weigh animals
Clean cages and bathe animals
Sterilize equipment and clean examination tables and rooms
Restrain animals during examinations or vaccinations
Soothe upset or frightened animals
Administer medication prescribed by Veterinarians (e.g. by mixing it with food)
Observe animal behavior or health condition and report to the Vet
Help in cases of emergencies
Handle administrative duties such as scheduling appointments or calling patients in the examination room by priority
Keep accurate records and logs
Reassure clients that their pets are being cared for and explain issues
Advise pet owners on nutrition and healthcare
Administer vaccinations to pets
Oversee the inventory and purchase of pharmaceutical supplies and drugs including the maintenance of controlled substance and surgery logs.
Train, supervise, and assist the Assistant/Technicians in their performance of a variety of technical and client education duties that facilitate the work of the practitioners and the veterinary practice manager who directly or indirectly provide patient care.
Ensure that the hospital and its employees are in compliance with federal and state animal health laws and regulations including OSHA and DEA. Inform the practice manager and/or owner of any regulatory issues.
Create employee schedules that align with doctor, team, surgery and outpatient needs while monitoring overtime and payroll costs. Make arrangements to cover shifts by either seeking coverage by technical team or covering shifts yourself.
Make recommendations to the Office Manager/Operations Manager concerning personnel matters, disciplinary actions and follow through.
Provide guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. Conduct timely performance evaluations, mediate interpersonal problems and address concerns from Assistants/Technicians and Kennel Assistants.
Assist the Office Manager, Operations Manager and owner in conducting monthly departmental meetings.
Maintain effective communication with the team and Hospital Manager.
If you fit any of these qualifications, please take the time to stop by and meet us and fill out an application. We would love to meet you! You can also apply online at jobs.2ndavenuevet.com.
2nd Avenue Animal Hospital is a Drug-Free Workplace.
Skills & Requirements
Proven experience as a Veterinary Assistant or similar position working with animals
Management experience required
Ability to read and write
Experience in an administrative role is a plus
Experience in employee scheduling preferred, but not required
Current or former pet ownership is an advantage
Excellent communication skills
Patient and caring personality
Ability to follow instructions properly
Comfortable being around animals (cats, dogs, birds, reptiles etc.)
Ability to meet the physical demands of the job (e.g. lift up to 40 lbs)
Availability to occasionally work in emergencies
High school diploma; a certificate from a Veterinary Assistant program is a plus
Bilingual is a plus, but not required!
Smart phone application experience (we use Slack for communication, as well as Google Drive and our scheduling and payment app Paylocity)
About 2nd Avenue Animal Hospital
At 2nd Avenue Animal Hospital we will strive with the utmost honesty, integrity, and compassion to provide our clients and their pets with the leading edge of medicine in combination with the utmost devoted care, in a constant effort to exceed their expectations.