Veterinary Technician - Philadelphia, PA US

Listing from August 2nd 2017 to October 31st 2017

Contact Information

Angela Garrison
Email: [javascript protected email address]
Phone: 813-549-5965

Job Description

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (VSEC), a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Levittown, Philadelphia and (opening soon!) in Conshohocken are hiring exceptional Veterinary Technicians.

The ideal candidate will be one with some experience in the Veterinary field, along with a great attitude and a strong drive to succeed and build their career in Veterinary medicine. We have an excellent team and we practice outstanding medicine. VSEC was just named Petplan’s 2017 “Practice of the Year”. Come be a part of a winning team with VSEC!

The primary function of the Emergency Veterinary Technician Level I is to be responsible for treatments of stable hospitalized patients and stable outpatient diagnostics and treatments.

  • Provides nursing care to stable patients according to hospital standards of care and core values.
  • Report patient signalment, problem list and plan during nursing rounds.
  • Calculates basic medical math.
  • Understands classification of commonly-used medications, associated side effects and appropriately monitors therapeutic response.
  • Administers medications via appropriate routes and duration.
  • Performs phlebotomy.
  • Ability to place peripheral intravenous catheter in cephalic vein.
  • Performs physical exam; accurately counts heart, pulse rate, capillary refill time, mucous membranes, temperature, respiratory rate and effort.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of anesthesia/monitoring equipment and assist with patients assigned ASA I or II classifications.
  • Intubates patients under the direction of a Level II technician or higher.
  • Remains current on R.E.C.O.V.E.R CPR guidelines and demonstrates proficiency in designated role as assigned by attending clinician and/or supervisor.

Who are we?

BluePearl Veterinary Partners grew from the dreams of numerous veterinarians who believed pets should have access to high quality, cutting edge healthcare. We are seeking hospital support with the same philosophy who are looking to grow their career in an exciting environment with a family atmosphere!

Your success is our success!

At BluePearl, the continued education of our techs is paramount. Not only do our techs get to work in state of the art facilities with the best veterinary teams in the nation, but they also have access 90% paid scholarships with Penn Foster and CE allowances. We also go even further to hold monthly CE meetings, associate feedback sessions, and opportunities for mentorship and cross-training.

Additional Benefits:

BluePearl offers health benefits options, competitive compensation, flexible hours, scrub allowance, opportunity to bring your dog to work, additional training, and unlimited growth potential!

Why our Levittown location?

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (VSEC), a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Levittown, PA, is a legacy practice providing care to the Philadelphia metropolitan area for more than 20 years.

Levittown has more than 50 veterinarians on staff, offering a strong collaborative atmosphere with 31 board-certified and board-eligible clinicians specializing in anesthesiology, cardiology, clinical pathology, dentistry & oral surgery, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency & critical care, holistic medicine & acupuncture, internal medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, radiation oncology and surgery. Levittown is also a Level 1 certified facility, the highest level of certification, awarded by the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society.

Our new, 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Levittown opened in June of 2011. On-site diagnostic capabilities include linear accelerator to provide radiation therapy for cancer patients and a special room to administer radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroid cats, as well as a CT scanner, MRI scanner, dedicated ICU, and separate canine and feline wards.

Levittown is only a short drive from Philadelphia, a magnificent and historic city. The Declaration of Independence was signed there, and it briefly served as the nation’s capital! It has four major professional sports teams, miles of trails for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, and a strong artistic and cultural environment. Philadelphia is also home to a vibrant, diverse nightlife scene with countless restaurants and fantastic options for vegetarians and all foodies.

BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.