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Emergency Veterinary Technician – Swing / Overnight

Pet Emergency & Specialty Center - East County

This is a Contract position in La Mesa, CA posted August 24, 2022.

Pet Emergency & Specialty Center East County is now hiring Veterinary Technicians to join our ER team for our swing and overnight shifts!

** Sign on bonus for full-time RVT’s! **

We invest heavily in our employees with many opportunities for growth and development! We offer outstanding benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, paid time off, continuing education, licensing reimbursement, generous pet discounts, shift differentials and much more!

We are a 24 hour Emergency and multi-specialty hospital in La Mesa with supportive leadership and opportunities for growth!

What are some of the tasks you will perform and learn in the ER/Critical Care Department at PESC?
Perform the ER Core Technician responsibilities and animal nursing care.
Monitor critically ill patients requiring intensive management and recognizing significant changes in the patient’s condition and notifying the Doctor.
Perform all in house laboratory tests including advanced tests (such as crossmatching, platelet and WBC handcounts, COP, BMBT).
Identify abnormal heart and lung sounds using a stethoscope.
Experience placing jugular and peripheral central lines a plus!
Place nasoesophageal and nasogastric tubes.
Monitor critically ill patients under anesthesia.
Be able to place a patient on the surgical ventilator.
Pass a stomach tube under Doctor guidance.
Be able to interpret an ECG and notify the Doctor of any significant arrhythmia.
Be able to recognize cardiac arrhythmias and normal ranges for blood pressure and etco2.
Perform cystocentesis.
Place nasal oxygen catheters.
Place male urinary catheters using sterile technique.
Resuscitate a newborn puppy or kitten after c-section.
Recognize signs of shock.
Be able to perform endotracheal feline/canine intubation.
Be able to recognize signs of respiratory failure.
Be able to set up and start CPR when a Doctor is not available.
Be able to set up various CRI’s including Insulin, Dopamine, Fentanyl, and Lidocaine.
Be knowledgeable of the effects of all anesthetic agents used at the PESC.
Set up and clean the video endoscope.
Monitor a patient on the ICU ventilator.
Maintain lab flow sheets for hospitalized patients.
Record accurate and up to date information in surgery and radiology logs.
Take advanced radiographs such as skull, spine, shoulder, etc.
Assist the Doctor with any ongoing dynamics of a specific case.
Obtain and be able to perform basic interpretation on arterial blood gas samples.

Apply today or email [email protected]
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We look forward to hearing from you!