Licensed Veterinary Technician
Ashland, VA PETA
Job Type

Position Objectives: 

To provide high-quality care for patients of high-volume spay and neuter veterinary clinic 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Perform pre-op physical exams on and administer vaccines to patients

• Maintain proper and complete medical records

• Perform tests and assess and communicate patients' test results and medical histories to the attending veterinarian

• Work under the direction of the veterinarian to prepare animals for surgery and administer medications, including anesthesia drugs

• Provide administration of anesthetics and monitor patients from prep through their full recovery and independently assess patients' readiness for discharge

• Maintain controlled-drug and supply inventories and conduct appropriate recordkeeping and reporting

• Comply with the applicable laws for licensed veterinary technicians established by the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

• Complete monthly controlled drug log audit for finance 

• Communicate with clients regarding post-operative patient care as well as the results of diagnostic testing and other medical findings

• Establish and adhere to maintenance programs for all medical equipment

• Take charge of fully stocking clinic supplies 

• Maintain strict confidentiality about client, patient, and donor information

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


• Virginia veterinary technician's license 

• Previous experience with a controlled-substance inventory 

• Previous experience working independently and exercising discretion 

• Proven ability to handle confidential information 

• Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills 

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis

• This position requires proof of the COVID-19 full vaccination and booster

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization