Veterinary Technician (Licensed) Job Description and Profile

Under general supervision, the job of Veterinary Technician (Licensed) provides day-to-day paramedical treatment to pets and animals. He appropriately places and disposes of animals and keeps kennels in clean condition. The Licensed Veterinary Technician oversees records of procedures and treatment and performs related tasks and duties required of him to do.

Duties and Specifications

  • Performs examinations of animals and keeps and records findings such as their breed and age.
  • Evaluates animals’ health and determines the animals to be prioritized for health care.
  • Recommends other medical evaluation like skin scraping and x-ray.
  • Receives reports on animals’ health status and performs follows up with lab and medical examinations.
  • Give treatment to animals and vaccinates them under veterinarian’s supervision. Monitors general health of quarantined animals.
  • Records vaccinations and all other forms of treatment on paper on in computer.
  • Orders and keeps inventory of medical supplies, controlled substances and other types of medications,
  • Assists animal doctors or veterinarians with examinations.
  • Restrains animals during any examination session.
  • Makes careful observations on sheltered animal health and provides reports to animal doctors or veterinarians.

Skills and Specifications

  • Able to properly handle pets and animals and perform handling in humane manner.
  • Must know how to perform euthanasia to animals with the use of injection.
  • Be able to recognize rabies signs and symptoms as well as that of other diseases in animals.
  • Must be able to keep correct treatment records.
  • Able to lift as heavy as 75 pounds.
  • Be able to perform bending, extensive stooping and carrying.
  • Must know how to use computer applications.
  • Able to exercise independent judgment.
  • Be able to maintain harmonious and effective work relations with volunteer, staff, veterinarians and clients.

Education and Qualifications

  • Must be registered as a State Veterinary Technician.
  • Possession of valid State driver’s license (Class C).