We’re looking for compassionate, talented people to join our team and help us deliver the highest possible care to our patients and clients! If you are searching for veterinary career opportunities in Edmond, OK, our hospital is hiring for a variety of positions at various levels.

See our job descriptions below and apply with us via Indeed if you think you’ll be a great fit for our team!

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Edmond East Animal Hospital is currently hiring for these positions. Click the one you’re interested in to learn more and fill out an application.

Job Title: Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
Reports To: Lead RVT/ DVMs/Hospital Director/Clinic Owner
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Position Summary:

The Registered Veterinary Technician works hand-in-hand with veterinarians to ensure quality patient care, and to aid the doctors in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work. The RVT assists in multiple procedures providing care for animals including physical examinations, dental procedures, surgeries, immunizations, humane euthanasia as well as client education, marketing and inventory maintenance. Technicians may also see their own appointments for procedures such as suture removal, nail trim, vaccine administration, laser therapy, lab work, surgery admission and discharge or other instances when a doctor exam is not required. This position requires a working knowledge of pharmaceutical drugs, common diseases; their symptoms, means of transmission, treatment and prevention, and other basic preventative health care recommendations. This is an overview of the position and the job responsibilities listed do not encompass the entire position. The RVT is under the direct guidance and supervision of the Lead Veterinary Technician and Veterinarians.

Education/Experience:

Graduate of a Veterinary Technician program accredited by AVMA or its equivalent which is recognized by the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and who has passed the examination requirements set forth by the Board and is certified to practice under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned as needed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assist veterinarians with veterinary medicine and surgery in any appropriate capacity
  • Obtain and record patient histories, vital signs, and weights
  • Perform in-hospital lab testing and prepare specimens for reference labs
  • Dispense and administer medications, vaccines, serums and treatments as prescribed by veterinarians.
  • Administer fluids and blood products as prescribed by the veterinarian; use and maintain IV pump.
  • Administer and monitor anesthesia under the direction of a veterinarian.
  • Provide specialized nursing care for injured or ill animals.
  • Prepare patients, instruments and equipment for surgery; clean, maintain and sterilize instruments, equipment, and materials.
  • Assure that monitoring and support equipment such as anesthetic machines, cardiac monitors, scopes and breathing apparatus are in good working condition.
  • Communicate with and educate owners in a compassionate, tactful, professional manner 
  • Take radiographs – processes radiographs, demonstrate proper positioning techniques 
  • Maintain knowledge of preventative healthcare recommendations in order to answer client questions, provide education on vaccines, flea and heartworm products, and assist in marketing veterinary services from which their pet would benefit, such as a dental cleaning, senior wellness, spay and neuter procedures, and boarding.
  • Educate clients on products and medications sold including dietary products and answer questions regarding product purchase/use.
  • Perform client callbacks
  • Maintain legally defensible medical records in cooperation with veterinarians
  • Maintain inventory of pharmaceuticals, equipment and supplies
  • Work well with all team members and ensure that your actions support the hospital, the doctors, and the practice philosophy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Technical - Lab

  • Collect specimens and perform routine laboratory procedures and tests in hematology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis, and serology to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems
  • Assist in diagnostic, medical and surgical procedures using a range of high-tech diagnostic equipment including electrocardiographic, radiographic and ultrasonographic equipment.
  • Report diagnostic testing to veterinarians
  • Maintain quality controls and record keeping on in-house lab equipment
  • Complete proper sample preparation and paperwork for reference lab tests
  • Fill prescriptions per veterinarians’ instructions; double-check for accuracy

Technical - Surgery

  • Admit patients scheduled for anesthetic procedures
  • Keep surgical materials stocked; prepare gown and surgical packs or oversee this process
  • Check oxygen lines and waste gas scavenger system; turn off scavenger system after surgical procedures are completed
  • Prepare surgery suite for surgery in collaboration with surgery assistant
  • Prepare instruments; know type of surgical instruments required for specific surgeries
  • Perform induction/intubation and all pre-anesthetic procedures, including patient prep 
  • Monitor patients post-operatively
  • Clean surgery suite and instruments following hospital sterilization protocols
  • Keep accurate anesthesia/surgical medical records
  • Accurately calculate and record all medications and injections administered
  • Ensure all surgery patients go home well-groomed and in an appropriate medical state

Technical - Dentistry

  • Clean, scale, and polish teeth using dental equipment and hand instruments
  • Perform fluoride treatments
  • Record dental problems in record and report to veterinarian
  • Assist veterinarians with performing oral extractions or other dental procedures
  • Take before & after photos to be sent to client 
  • Take full mouth dental radiographs for each patient

Technical - Medical Records

  • Update medical records as needed 
  • Communicate with doctors and technicians through notations in medical records
  • Record necessary information for hospitalized patients 
  • Create estimates/treatment plans and communicate them effectively and thoroughly, with confidence, to clients

Housekeeping Duties

  • Maintain cleanliness of hospital including but not limited to: exam rooms, surgery suite, treatment area, and animal housing areas, patient yard 
  • Maintain equipment cleanliness and longevity by regular maintenance and upkeep
  • Keep food and drinks out of treatment area and surgery suite; any place not permitted by OSHA 
  • Discard syringes, vials, containers in appropriate containers

Administrative Duties

  • Log controlled drugs
  • Assist with inventory physical count
  • Restock supplies
  • Proficient using Cornerstone
  • Assist Client Care Specialist members as needed 
  • Attend staff and department meetings

Safety

  • Follow OSHA requirements
  • Follow practice’s health and safety protocols
  • Be knowledgeable regarding related federal and state animal health laws and regulations including OSHA and DEA; ensure everyone is in compliance; inform Lead Veterinary Technician, Hospital Director or clinic Owner of any regulatory issues

Professional Growth

  • Attend continuing education for technicians, minimum of 10 hours annually
  • Network with technicians from other practices 
  • Read veterinary and technician journals
  • Belong to professional associations or forums

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to walk, stand, stoop, bend, crouch, kneel or crawl.
  • Use of hands and fingers to hold and manipulate syringes, vials and instruments.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive patients; hazards associated with infected animals and controlled substances; exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches and animal wastes; possible exposure to contagious diseases.

Competencies

  • Adaptability - accepts criticism and feedback. Adapts to change in the work environment. Changes approach or method to best fit situation. Manages competing demands.
  • Communication - Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written or verbal form. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Cooperation - Displays a positive outlook and pleasant manner. Establishes and maintains effective relationships. Exhibits tact and consideration. Offers assistance and support to co-workers. Works actively to resolve conflict. Works cooperatively in group situations.
  • Customer service - Displays courtesy and sensitivity. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Responds promptly to customer needs. Solicits customer feedback to improve services.
  • Dependability - Commits to doing the best job possible. Follows instruction. Keeps commitments. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines. Responds to requests for service and assistance. Takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Problem Solving - Develops alternative solutions. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Identifies problems in a timely manner. Resolves problems in the early stages. Works well in a group problem solving situations.

Not Currently Hiring

Edmond East Animal Hospital is not currently hiring for the following positions, but we always accept applications.

Job description coming soon. 

Job description coming soon. 

Job Title: Client Care Specialist
Department: Receptionist
Reports To: Lead Client Care Specialist
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Position Summary:

Under direct and indirect supervision, answer inquiries and obtain information for general public, patients, visitors, and other interested parties. Provide information to callers. Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as answering phone calls, drafting correspondence to owners, clients, scheduling and confirming appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, presenting cases, credit transactions, and other basic financial support functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages and scheduling appointments.
  • Greet owners and pets, handle their inquiries, and direct them to the appropriate persons according to their needs.
  • Learn to operate new office technologies as they are developed and implemented.
  • Create, file and maintain hospital records.
  • Collect, sort, distribute and prepare mail, messages and courier deliveries.
  • Input data into computer by typing at least 60 WPM with minimal errors. 
  • Provide information about the Practice, such as location of offices, employees within the organization, or services provided.
  • Transmit information or documents to owners/clients, using computer, mail, or facsimile machine.
  • Assist with marketing projects as assigned.
  • Collect invoices, and perform cash and credit processing.
  • Maintain orderly, stocked front desk and lobby area.
  • Keep reception and waiting area clean and presentable.
  • Check medical records for pets with past due services, and initiate reminder phone calls when needed.
  • Relay care instructions to owners regarding patients.
  • Receive and handle pets. 
  • Occasionally offer food and water to pets, as instructed.
  • Escort pets to appropriate location (exam rooms or kennels) when needed.
  • Basic cleaning of exam rooms and cleaning up after pets, if necessary.
  • Distribute pet medication if needed. 
  • Balance credit transactions, and provide basic financial clerical support duties.
  • End of day processing of all payments received.
  • Present cases to owners and patients.
  • Must always represent the practice in a professional, pleasant, and cooperative manner.
  • Maintain regular attendance and adhere to assigned work schedule and office policies.
  • Must be able to comfortably and efficiently handle multiple deadlines and task assignments.
  • Must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in team settings. 
  • Occasionally there may be some travel, by car or plane, required in order for you to participate in continuing education or seminars.
  • Other duties and tasks, as assigned periodically.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.

  • Communications - Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Customer Service - Displays courtesy and sensitivity. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Meets commitments. Responds promptly to customer needs. Solicits customer feedback to improve service.
  • Dependability - Commits to doing the best job possible. Follows instruction. Keeps commitments. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines. Responds to requests for service and assistance. Takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Planning & Organization - Integrates changes smoothly. Plans for additional resources. Prioritizes and plans work activities. Sets goals and objectives. Uses time efficiently. Works in an organized manner.
  • Quality - Fosters quality focus in others. Improves processes. Measures key outcomes. Sets clear quality requirements. Solicits and applies customer feedback.
  • Use of Technology - Adapts to new technologies. Demonstrates required skills. Keeps technical skills up to date. Troubleshoots technological problems. Uses technology to increase productivity.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Ability:

Read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Write simple correspondence. Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees.

Mathematical Ability:

Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Compute rate, ratio and percent, and draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

MS Office

Certificates and Licenses:

None

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 35 pounds.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

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