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VCA Veterinary Anesthesia Technician in Rancho Cordova, California

Company Info: VCA Inc. owns, operates, and manages the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North America, with over 900 hospitals located in the U.S. states and Canada, and more than 55 clinical laboratories. VCA is also a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry, as well as operating a franchisor of premier dog daycare facilities.

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VCA Cordova Veterinary Hospital is a small animal practice in Rancho Cordova, California.

VCA Cordova Veterinary Hospital is looking for an experienced anesthesia tech to join our growing team. This position would work closely with both dentistry and surgical cases.

This is an excellent opportunity to use your technician skills, work with a dynamic, highly-skilled team, and expand your knowledge in dentistry. You will be challenged to grow and learn with a team that will fully support you along the way! The ideal candidate will be a team player who is a friendly, dependable, positive multi-tasker with excellent communication and client service skills and strong emotional intelligence. Prior experience in surgery, anesthesia, and advanced nursing care is required for this position. Experienced technicians are asked to think analytically through patient needs and the disease process in order to deliver the highest quality care. This positions’ main duty is to provide anesthesia technical support to all services. This includes creating anesthetic protocols, inducing, monitoring, maintaining, and recovering anesthetized animals daily. This position is perfect for the qualified individual that would like to expand their anesthesia knowledge and skill set and assume increased patient management responsibility.

Minimum qualifications: • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a veterinary technician (comfort with independently managing anesthetic cases will be very beneficial) • Skills to induce and monitor anesthesia • Ability to recognize patient’s current condition, which can change on a moment-to-moment basis during anesthesia • Ability to calculate drug doses and administer medications intravenously, subcutaneously, intramuscularly, and/or orally • Experience with anesthetic delivery, support, and monitoring equipment • Experience with running CRIs and a ventilator • Experience with responding to emergencies and providing CPR Preferred Qualifications: • Valid California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) • Experience collecting and interpreting physiological data • Ability to use standard laboratory equipment • Knowledge of animal anatomy, physiology, common diseases, and common surgical procedures • Understanding and experience with routine repair and maintaining anesthesia related equipment

Why You Should Consider Us

At VCA, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth.

• You will enjoy exposure to a diverse and stimulating caseload, employ the most advanced imaging and monitoring tools, and tap into the expertise of more than 4,500+ doctors, including 600+ boarded specialists.

• You will sharpen your skills—and even learn some new techniques—and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities.

• We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including: medical/dental/vision and paid vacation (for F/T employees only), 401(k), generous personal pet care discounts, and more!

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).

VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!