Part-Time Certified Veterinary Technician
Passion for Paws – Madison, WI
REPORTS TO: Practice Owner/Veterinarian or Lead CVT
We are dedicated to providing care to each individual client and patient that exceeds
expectations. We strive to provide compassionate, high-quality medical and surgical care.
We thoroughly and clearly communicate about the care and health of pets including
education, describing all options available to make appropriate individualized decisions. We
also have an outstanding commitment to creating an environment of trust and respect,
placing a high value on our team, patients and clients.
The veterinary technician is the veterinarian’s primary support. They begin the examination
procedure and continue to assist the doctor throughout the examination, diagnostic and treatment
phases. They aid the veterinarians in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical
work and administrative detail. They have a very significant role in communicating with and
educating clients about their pets’ needs. Your skills will be fully utilized.
EDUCATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
● High school diploma or equivalent
● Veterinary Technician Certification (CVT)
● Minimum of two years of experience as a veterinary technician or assistant.
● Minimum of 18 years old.
● Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to care for them even when they are
stressed, ill or in pain.
● Can stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis.
● Is well-spoken and approaches his/her job duties in a mature nature.
● Is experienced in the teamwork approach and works well with all levels of hospital team
● Has excellent client communication skills.
● Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying animals (will be assisted by other staff
members in lifting animals over 40 lbs). Walking or standing for extended periods of time;
frequently working in a bent position.
● Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be
exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.
Benefits are outlined in the employee manual and are separate from the hourly wage.
● Can provide compassionate care to patients and clients.
● Can conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner even when stressed and/or
focused on individual tasks.
● Can keep accurate medical records in accordance with hospital policy.
● Can prepare and maintain the exam rooms and treatment areas.
● Can perform physical assessments; record observations on a computer.
● Can effectively restrain pets even when large or difficult.
● Understands all common vaccinations and vaccination protocols and can explain to clients.
● Understands the importance of a clean and orderly facility, does not hesitate to clean or
organize as part of normal job duties.
● Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
● Can handle client’s medical questions with confidence and direct to veterinarians when
● Can prepare estimates for procedures and discuss financial commitments with clients
supporting hospital financial policies.
● Can explain necessary followup and homecare instructions.
● Understands usage, dosage, and common side-effects for commonly used prescription
drugs and can readily explain them to the clients.
● Can maintain an appropriate inventory of all medical supplies as determined by the inventory
● Can assist the veterinarian in medical, surgical and dental procedures; prepares patients for
surgery; administers anesthesia; monitors patients during surgery and recovery.
● Can properly care for all surgical materials; keep the operating room properly stocked and
prepared for surgery.
● Can perform emergency procedures such as control of bleeding, resuscitation with oxygen,
opening airways, and external cardiac massage.
● Can perform clinical laboratory procedures such as fecal flotation exams, heartworm checks,
skin scrapings, urinalysis, and fungal cultures; draws blood for laboratory analysis; maintains
a record of lab test results and ensures that test results are recorded in patient records.
● Can effectively position for and take digital radiographs.
● Can place IV catheters and properly care for them. Understands the use and care of IV
pumps as well.
● Knows common disease states and can alert veterinarians when symptoms change or when
concerns arise with hospitalized patients.
● Can admit patients following hospital policy and doctors’ written orders.
● Can discharge patients based on the veterinarian’s orders, ensuring that patients are
well-groomed and in a medically appropriate state.