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VCA Animal Specialty Group seeks Oncology Technician

VCA Animal Specialty Group, located in San Diego, CA, is currently seeking a full-time Veterinary Technician to join its growing oncology team.  Our state of the art facilities were completed in October 2016 and are a fully functioning multi-specialty and emergency hospital, established in the suburbs of sunny San Diego.

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The Oncology Technicians’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with client communications, presenting estimates, regular patient updates
  • Performing patient care including restraint, venipuncture, advanced placement of IV catheters, preparing and administering chemotherapy drugs
  • Assisting with sedation/anesthesia protocols
  • Performing in-house lab tests such as; blood work, urinalysis, cytology staining, etc.
  • Performing and assisting in-house imaging diagnostics including radiographs, CT scans, ultrasounds
  • Providing education to clients in regards to chemotherapy side effects, at home care and safety precautions specific to oncology patients

Preferred qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Veterinary Technology or equivalent, but not required
  • Registered Veterinary Technician status preferred, but not required
  • One or more years in specialty practice, oncology specialty favored but not required
  • Candidate should possess the ability to multitask, handle stressful and emotional situations
  • Candidate should have a good understanding of medical terminology and familiarity with veterinary pharmacology
  • Must be able to work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Must be a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and self-started with a professional and positive attitude
  • Flexibility with work schedule

If interested, please email a resume to caitlin.granade@vca.com, or fax to 858-560-0206

For more information about VCA Animal Specialty Group, please visit our website at http://www.vcaspecialtyvets.com/animal-specialty-group

(Posted 6/26/2018)

Oregon State University seeks Certified Vet Tech

Oregon State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital has an exciting opportunity available in our Small Animal Hospital for a lead technician in the Oncology service area.  We are looking for a technician with leadership skills who is team-oriented, compassionate and ready for a challenge (must be Oregon certified or able to achieve certification within first six months of hire).  Your skills will be utilized to the fullest!

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Duties would include patient treatments including chemotherapy administration, assistance with diagnostic testing, and student and client interaction.  Preference will be given to technicians with oncology experience and/or VTS certification.  Come join us in providing the highest quality medicine for our patients and superior instruction for our veterinary students. Our rapidly growing state-of-the-art hospital includes doctors board-certified in anesthesiology, cardiology, internal medicine, oncology, imaging, rehabilitation and surgery as well as multiple VTS technicians.   Located in the beautiful Willamette Valley, Corvallis is an easy drive from Portland, the Cascade Mountains and the gorgeous Pacific Coast.  We provide excellent benefits and a competitive, recently increased salary.  Apply online to posting #P01595CT at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs by 8/10/18, or call Robyn Panico at (541)737-4822 for more information.

OSU is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, LGBTQ community members, and others who share our vision of an inclusive community.

(Posted 6/18/2018)

Colorado State University seeks Oncology Tech

This position provides technical and nursing support to animal cancer patients, clinicians, students and clients. The position collects blood and tissue samples, sedates/anesthetizes patients with direct supervision for short procedures, prepares for minor surgical procedures, administers chemotherapeutic agents, records data, and communicates with clients. This position will learn proper chemotherapy administration and safety and sedation/anesthesia protocols, monitoring and recovery with supervision.

We seek a licensed veterinary technician to coordinate receiving and workup of incoming cases on the Oncology Service, from the first point of contact to discharge.  The ideal candidate has a natural inclination towards leadership, thrives in an independent, yet team oriented work environment and can efficiently facilitate and connect to various services within a innovative teaching hospital.

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Minimum Qualifications To be considered for this position applicants must have:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree as a veterinary/animal health technician.
  • One full-time year of experience assisting in animal surgery, administering anesthesia to animals and providing patient care.
Substitutions A Bachelor’s degree or higher level degree in veterinary or animal health can substitute for required Associate’s degree, but not for the one year required experience.
Preferred Qualifications Highly sought applicants will have many of the following:

  • Knowledge of chemotherapy safety and administration.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and abilities.
  • Ability to correctly perform drug calculations using a high level of attention to detail.
  • Experience collecting blood from live animal patients.
  • Knowledge and abilities in basic animal sedation steps.
  • Flexibility, willing to change tasks and jump in when needed.
  • Experience assisting with surgery and surgical prep.
  • Demonstrated self-motivation.
Essential Job Duties
Job Duty Category Patient Support/Care
Duty/Responsibility This position provides supportive nursing care to clinical oncology patients undergoing diagnostic analysis and treatment for cancer. This includes: admission, monitoring, administration of medications, wound management, bandaging, maintaining proper medical records, entering charges, feeding, cleaning and bathing of animal cancer patients with the focus being that of a patient advocate. This position maintains smooth working relations with all VTH sections and coordinates various modalities of therapy required to assure efficient, effective and compassionate patient care. This position refines the necessary skills to collect blood and tissue samples. Under direct supervision, this position assists with sedation/anesthesia of patients for short procedures. This position prepares for minor surgical procedures. This position administers chemotherapeutic agents to animal cancer patients under direct supervision.
Percentage Of Time 80

 

Job Duty Category Instruction and Team Contribution
Duty/Responsibility This position instructs professional veterinary students and veterinary technician interns. This position maintains the professional function and appearance of three work areas by stocking, organizing and cleaning. This position maintains anesthesia and surgical equipment on a routine basis. Role models teamwork as a congenial member of the Animal Cancer Center and VTH team. Demonstrates tact and is responsive to others. Supports and appreciates the diversity of coworkers, students, clients and visitors. This position provides assistance to clients by answering the oncology nurse line, addressing client emails/faxes, assisting with appointment scheduling, and advocating for clients and patients.
Percentage Of Time 20

 

 

(Posted 5/21/2018)

 

 

Cornell University seeks Licensed Vet Tech

Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides leadership in patient care, education, clinical investigation and scientific innovation and is one of the finest veterinary teaching hospitals in North America.

We seek a licensed veterinary technician to coordinate receiving and workup of incoming cases on the Oncology Service, from the first point of contact to discharge.  The ideal candidate has a natural inclination towards leadership, thrives in an independent, yet team oriented work environment and can efficiently facilitate and connect to various services within a innovative teaching hospital.

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As a valuable member of a team devoted to providing exceptional medical care for companion animals with cancer, this LVT will share responsibility for patient management and client support which requires significant communication with other members of the Oncology team, faculty, staff and DVM students in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, as well as clients, referring veterinarians and occasionally, the general public. Will need to coordinate patient scheduling with other services, which includes Anesthesia, Cardiology, CPS, ICU, INC, Medicine, Radiology, Neurology, Dentistry, and Surgery. In addition to excellent communication skills, the candidate must be proficient in patient handling and monitoring and in the safe administration of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Must be able to learn and utilize current record-keeping software; instruct and provide assistance to veterinary students, interns, residents and technicians in oncology and other related communication and technical skills.

The Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. The schedule for this position requires flexibility to insure that adequate patient care and service needs are provided without interruption or exception.  Schedule may include University and calendar holiday coverage to meet business needs. Cross-training with other services to support business continuity will be expected as time/business need allows.

Required Qualifications:    Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from an AVMA-accredited institution, NYS licensure or eligible to be licensed, and at least one year experience as a licensed veterinary technician, preferably with oncology or internal medicine experience.  Must be able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding environment handling multiple tasks with competing deadlines, while paying close attention to details.  Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment, while demonstrating a high level of initiative. Excellent communication and organizational skills essential. Candidate must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position, which includes, but are not limited to, stressful situations, prolonged standing and kneeling, lifting heavy patients. Must be able to lift and restrain animals that may exceed 50 pounds.  Rabies vaccinations required and covered by the department.   AIMVT membership strongly desired.

 

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Please contact Toral Patel: tdp38@cornell.edu or Adrian Martin: am435@cornell.edu for more information.Or click https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Licensed-Veterinary-Technician–Oncology_WDR-00014748-1

 

(Posted 5/21/2018)

 

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center seeks Oncology Tech

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center is East Tennessee’s premier veterinary emergency & specialty hospital and we have an opportunity for you!

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Knoxville is a busy, well-established, state-of-the-art small animal/exotic hospital with emergency and specialty services including 24-hour Emergency & Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, and Avian & Exotics. Our oncologist, Dr. Jeff Phillips, is nationally recognized for his practice, his research, and his teaching skills. Imagine what you can learn and do!

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Our technicians have the same responsibilities as technicians working at traditional small animal hospitals, but we have a different caseload.

  • Prepare and administer chemotherapy
  • Assist in the medical treatment of animals
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Radiology and CT
  • Client communication
  • Medical procedures
  • Pharmacy
  • Operation and maintenance of instruments and equipment
  • Daily treatment of hospitalized patients
  • Record keeping

Requirements

Two or more years veterinary technician experience, intelligence, good communication skills, compassion, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn and grow are essential. Licensed and unlicensed techs will be considered. Previous specialty medicine experience is a plus.

We invest in our employees! We offer:

  • Excellent pay
  • Generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and company-matching 401k
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Opportunity to work with a dynamic multi-disciplinary team in a state-of-the-art facility
  • Opportunity to grow your career as part of a fast-growing specialty and emergency hospital

Please send a cover letter and resume. All resumes will be kept confidential. We welcome casual and serious inquires. We look forward to hearing from you!

https://aesc.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01h4g?cjb_hash=O_YdTq22&

(Posted 5/7/2018)

 

Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH) seeks Medical Oncology RVT 

About Veterinary Specialty Hospital:  At VSH 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.

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About the Job:  As a Vet Tech in Oncology department you will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing appointments and managing clients throughout their visit.
  • Participating with DVM’s in patient assessment, diagnostics, treatments, and procedures.
  • Obtaining and processing laboratory samples such as blood, urine, free fluid, and fine needle aspirates.
  • Utilizing different modalities of imaging for patient and procedural assessment.
  • Executing, monitoring, and recovering all assigned sedation and anesthetic events.
  • Providing empathy, comfort, and unparalleled nursing care to all patients being a strong patient advocate during the patient’s hospitalization.
  • Maintaining all equipment on a per-use basis ensuring the safety and best practice care of all patients
  • Advanced knowledge along with preparation and administration of various chemotherapeutic agents
  • Providing extensive client communication and education on various oncology disease processes.

Schedule: Wednesday – Saturday Hours/Shifts TBD

About You:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a veterinary hospital setting required. Recent graduates with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology will be considered.
  • Comprehensive understand and experience with anesthetic monitoring is required
  • Proficiency in processing basic laboratory specimens and working knowledge of radiographic techniques is required
  • RVT, 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.
  • 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.

Benefits of Working at VSH:

  • Compensation is based on experience and skill level.
  •  Full-time benefits include pet insurance, health, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, flex-spending accounts, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, paid time off, uniforms, and a generous CE allowance.

Link to apply – http://ethosveterinaryhealth.applytojob.com/apply/NXPvOlSfyb/Veterinary-Technician-Medical-Oncology?source=VetCancerSociety

(Posted 4/12/2018)

 

University of Florida Small Animal Hospital seeks Oncology Technicians

The AAHA accredited Oncology service attends to over 3,500 patients annually, offering a state of the art level of care through medical intervention, radiation therapy, and surgical expertise. Highlights of this service include personalized chemotherapy and melanoma vaccine protocols, advanced radiation therapy treatments with our linear accelerator, and surgical options such as VAP placement.

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The Small Animal Hospital is seeking technicians who are passionate about the opportunities a specialty oncology service can provide in prolonging the lives of their patients while extending compassion and empathy to their patients and loved ones. Technicians provide support by assisting veterinarians with exams and treatments, as well as providing insight, instruction, and demonstration to veterinary students. Access to the wide range of treatments and services offered through the Oncology service makes this a great opportunity for those considering specialty certification.

University of Florida employees have access to competitive benefits packages that could include paid leave, on-call, weekend and shift differential pay, health insurance, dental and vision plans, retirement programs, continuing education opportunities, employee recognition programs, uniform allowances, pet health discounts, and relocation assistance. See the University of Florida Humane Resources web pages for detailed information about leave and benefits available to employees (http://hr.ufl.edu/benefits/)

For more information and to apply please visit http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/contact-us/careers/. For specific questions, please submit inquiries to vm-recruiter@vetmed.ufl.edu.

(Posted 4/10/2018)

MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets seeks Medical Oncology RVT

MedVet is currently seeking a Registered Veterinary Technician to join our team Medical Oncology team in our Indianapolis, IN hospital.  We are seeking an individual that is team oriented; thrives in a fast paced environment; and is dedicated to practicing the highest quality of veterinary care.   The position provides an opportunity to work with board certified specialists and be a part of cutting-edge clinical studies.

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Responsibilities:

  • Assist in patient procedures: preparation of patients, instruments, equipment and medications
  • Manage appointments: obtain histories, medical record keeping, invoicing, patient discharges, etc.
  • Plan, organize, and manage the daily flow of services
  • Drive the MedVet Experience and ensure our patients receive the highest quality care
  • Inspire, teach, multitask and be a highly functional team member

 

Qualifications:

  • State of Indiana Registered Veterinary Technician license required
  • Prior veterinary experience required
  • Proficient in calculations (drugs, constant rate infusions, unit conversions, etc.)
  • Flexibility with work hours and able to work additional hours when necessary
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

MedVet offers a competitive compensation and full benefits package, including paid time off, health insurance, dental, vision, uniform allowance and 401K.

If you’d like to learn more or apply, please email your resume to Hayley Mardis Hayley.Mardis@medvetforpets.com or visit our website www.medvetforpets.com/employment

(Posted 3/7/2018)

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