Veterinary Clinic Careers

Mt. Diablo Veterinary Medical Center Lafayette veterinarian clinic careers.

We are always glad to accept applications and resumes from enthusiastic, hard working, dependable, team oriented people who wish to join our team of veterinary health care professionals.

Veterinary Technicians

Veterinary Technicians are responsible for assisting the Veterinarians. Veterinary Technicians must have a broad knowledge of animal science, medicine, and husbandry including a basic knowledge of pharmacology and sufficient mathematical skills to ensure the administration of accurate drug and fluid doses. They must be able to successfully restrain animals, complete clinical laboratory tests, use multiple radiology techniques, administer and monitor animals under anesthesia, assist in surgery, perform dental procedures and deliver compassionate nursing care.

Veterinary Technicians must build positive, professional relationships with clients and staff members. Veterinary Technicians must have completed a certified program in veterinary technology and have received at a minimum an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.

Now Accepting applications for an Experienced Veterinary Technician (Full or Part Time)

Veterinary Assistants

Veterinary Assistants are responsible for assisting the Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians. This will include helping doctors with physical examinations, assisting in the exam room, dispensing medications, helping position patients for and processing radiographs, preparing patients for surgery, providing nursing and comfort care, performing treatments and basic laboratory diagnostic tests.

Veterinary Assistants must build positive, professional relationships with clients and staff members. Veterinary Assistants should have completed or be in the process of completing their high school diplomas and must pursue significant on-the-job training.

Receptionists

Receptionists are the customer-relations experts in a veterinary practice. They are the clients' first impression of the practice, on the phone or in person. Receptionists must possess strong organizational skills, excellent telephone and in-person communication skills, and the ability to remain calm under pressure. Receptionists must have compassion for animals and their owners and understand the stress that patients and clients endure.

Receptionists are responsible for greeting clients, differentiating routine cases from emergency cases, scheduling appointments, entering client, patient and financial data into the computer, generating invoices and explaining them to clients, and processing payments.

Receptionists should expect to spend nearly all of their workdays at the front reception area. The position requires the completion of a high-school degree or further education, competence in the English language, patience, and a pleasant manner. Ideally, newly hired receptionists will possess computer skills and have had cashier and related front-office work experience.

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