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Senior Veterinary Technician/CVT- Surgery
Premier Veterinary Group, Chicago
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Premier Veterinary Group, Chicago is looking for an experienced Senior Veterinary Technician (CVT) to join our team full time. This position will be assisting in our surgery department.

Our 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital provides care in internal medicine, oncology, surgery, neurology, and anesthesiology.

About the Job: As a Vet Tech in the Surgery department you will be responsible for

  • Start SOAPs for all surgery appointments on the days schedule.
  • Prep animals for surgical procedures; clipping, cleaning, and sterilizing surgical site, placing catheters, run blood work, help restrain any surgical patients.
  • Calculate and administer pre-medications, anesthesia induction, and intubation.
  • Setup OR; IV fluids, monitor, surgery table, cautery, suction, anesthetic machines, ventilator when needed. Prepare surgical setup; follow principles of sterility, ensure that proper gowns, towels, drapes, instruments, etc., are in place.
  • Ensure that surgery changes, surgical reports, and surgical discharges are entered into Cornerstone.
  • Monitor animals under anesthesia throughout the procedure and log vitals every 5 minutes on anesthetic sheets.
  • Assist in turning/cleaning in OR in preparation for next surgery.
  • Fill out treatment sheets completely with any orders that the surgeon has requested for the patients. Fill any prescriptions for all post operative animals.
  • Clean, pack, and sterilize any instruments from surgery.
  • Perform treatments on hospitalized surgery patients and/or ensure treatments are being completed
  • Discharge any surgery patients going home including call backs for surgery patients from previous days.
  • Check charges on all surgery inpatients at the end of the day
  • Create surgical estimates for other services when needed.

About You:

  • Graduate of accredited AVMA program or equivalent experience Minimum 2 years experience in veterinary anesthesia.
  • Accuracy in calculating and delivering anesthetic agents, fluids, and CRIs
  • Proficiency in record keeping related to medical procedures including daily treatments administered, patient status, procedures completed, supplies used, and anesthetic records
  • Understanding and review of medical records pertinent to patient care
  • Comprehensive understand and experience with anesthetic monitoring is required
  • CVT, LVT, or VTS preferred
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and commitment to develop long-term relationships with colleagues, clients, and community is required.
  • Maintain a positive outlook and ability to work well in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are required, and the ability to deliver exceptional client service is expected

Benefits of Working at Premier Veterinary Group:

  • Compensation is based on experience and skill level.
  • Full-time benefits include health with an optional 100% employer paid plan, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, flex-spending accounts, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, paid time off, uniforms and a generous pet benefit plan.
  • Working in a team environment where every department works out of a large open treatment area facilitating team work and comradery between departments.

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