CVT/ Vet Tech
Animal Coalition of Tampa - Tampa, FL

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Job Title: CVT /Veterinary Technician

General Description of Position: The technician is responsible for patient and client care and
working closely with veterinarian.
Job Requirements/Skills/Physical Demands: Certified or experienced (three + years in field)
veterinary technician with good client communication and telephone skills. Must effectively be
able to read, speak, and write in English. Must have basic computer literacy skills and be able to
handle multiple unrelated tasks simultaneously while working in a high volume environment. Must also be able to lift 50 pounds, work on feet all day, and write legibly. Must be customer service
oriented and friendly. Professional appearance required, scrubs are to be worn at all times and
are furnished by the employer. Must be able to work all shifts, including nights and weekends
(Saturdays). Technician will be required to be at work when scheduled and be on time. Must be
able to administer injections, perform Job Description

General Description of Position: The technician is responsible for patient and client care and
working closely with the veterinarian.
Work Environment:
Fast paced and high volume non-profit veterinary surgical center/ clinic. Our mission is to end euthanasia by offering spay, neuter and other services to keep pets out of the animal shelters. High level of client interaction, exposure to x-rays and anesthetic gases with proper protective measures. Potential for exposure to zoonotic diseases and possible hazardous materials

Job Requirements/Skills/Physical Demands: Certified or experienced (three + years in field)
veterinary technician with good client communication and telephone skills. Must effectively be
able to read, speak, and write in English. Must have basic computer literacy skills and be able to
handle multiple unrelated tasks simultaneously while working in a busy environment. Must also
be able to lift 50 pounds, work on feet all day, and write legibly. Must be customer service
oriented and friendly. Professional appearance required, scrubs are to be worn at all times and
are furnished by the employee. Must be able to work all shifts, including nights and weekends
(Saturdays). Technician will be required to be at work when scheduled and be on time. Must be
able to administer injections, monitor anesthesia, perform venipuncture including iv catheter placements, take vital signs of animal, and properly
restrain animals, including fractious pets, for examination and treatment. Technician must be
able to give treatments/medications intravenously, orally, and subcutaneously. Employee must
be able to work well independently and in a group. Employee is allowed one week of vacation
after their first year of employment; employee also receives two sick days and two personal days
during their first year of employment. All time off is subject to the approval of the Supervisor. Upon hiring, all new employees will be subject to a 90 day probationary period during which time employment may be terminated as determined by management. All aforementioned requirements are subject to change by the employer at any time.

Reports to: Lead Nurse
Technician Duties:
-Receive animal(s) and review clients for information necessary for spay/neuter or other xappropriate services
- Review vaccination records and prepare vaccines according to our vaccine protocol
- Work closely with veterinarian for medical procedures using proper restraint; know how to restrain
fractious patients.
- Assist veterinarian in surgical procedures using proper aseptic technique
- Maintain and use medical equipment and autoclave
- Perform routine laboratory procedures and analysis in hematology, microbiology,
urinalysis, and serology
- Prepare samples for outside laboratory analysis
- Monitor patients under anesthesia
- Induce anesthesia and intubate patients
- Administer treatments and injections following the instructions of a doctor or a
treatment form
- Initiate emergency procedures
- Take vital signs of animals including temperature, pulse, and respiration
- Perform dental cleanings
- Perform and analyze skin and ear cytologies - Perform catheterization- urinary and venous
- Complete ear cleanings and nail trims
- Perform other duties as assigned

Other requirements include: taking vital signs of animal, and properly restrain animals, including fractious pets, for examination and treatment. Give treatments/medications intravenously, orally, and subcutaneously. Employee must be able to work well independently and in a group.


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About this company
Animal Coalition of Tampa provides non-lethal solutions to companion animal over-population. We provide high-quality pet medical services,...