Centre Animal Hospital in State College, PA is seeking a highly motivated, positive and energetic Veterinary Technician with an interest in Fear Free protocols for our 6-doctor small animal practice, which includes cats, dogs, and pocket pets. Client satisfaction is a high priority at CAH, and we are seeking a warm and friendly Veterinary Technician who enjoys interacting with clients. Our team members are flexible, compassionate and personable, possessing a good work ethic and are ready to help teammates as asked.
We are seeking a Veterinary Technician with good written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multitask, a professional demeanor, and the capacity to retain composure in stressful situations. Basic computer literacy is required and experience with Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel is helpful. In addition to our practice management software, our Veterinary Technicians must be comfortable and ready to learn practice programs that enable client communication.
Our Veterinary Technicians work closely with our doctors and must be proficient in assisting with outpatient appointments, surgical procedures, anesthesia monitoring, dentistry and oral surgery, digital radiographs, inpatient hospital care, and medical record interpretation/documentation. CAH offers opportunities to assist with ultrasounds and reproductive medicine. Client education is a vital component of quality care, and we value technicians who are skilled in helping the client understand their pet’s care needs.
To successfully apply for a position with CAH, the applicant should hold a high school diploma or equivalent. An Associate or Bachelors’ Degree from an accredited Veterinary Technician credential program with accompanying certification is preferred. A minimum of two years’ experience as a veterinary technician is desirable. The technician must be able to lift patients and objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance, assist team members with lifting and transporting patients and objects weighing more than 50 pounds, and be able to work energetically for a shift that could exceed 9-10 hours.
We are a busy 6-doctor small animal practice in State College offering preventative and medical care, dentistry, ultrasonography and breeding services, digital radiography, and specialty surgeries with a board certified surgeon. We are in the process of renovating and nearly doubling the size of our facility over the next year, and we are looking to hire additional staff to accommodate our growth. Improvements include a second surgical suite, separate dog/cat exam areas, new dental, U/S and wet tables, and more! We offer CE opportunities including paid Fear Free certification.