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Veterinary Technician

Veterinarian Office | Ocala, FL | Full Time

Job Description


Are you looking for a career that offers excellent benefits such as: medical, dental, 401k, PTO, employee discounts, paid holidays and paid CE? Tired of working curbside, late nights, and weekends? Apply to work with our Country Critters family!


  • Provide compassionate care to patients and clients.
  • Conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner even when stressed and/or focused on individual tasks.
  • Legibly keep accurate medical records in accordance to hospital policy.
  • Prepare and maintain the exam rooms and treatment areas.
  • Perform physical assessments; record observations legibly in files or computer.
  • Effectively restrain pets even when large or difficult.
  • Understands all common vaccinations and vaccination protocols and can explain to clients.
  • Understands the importance of a clean and orderly facility, does not hesitate to clean or organize as part of a normal job duty.
  • Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
  • Gives SQ, IM and IV injections.
  • Handle client’s medical questions with confidence and direct to veterinarians when appropriate.
  • Prepare estimates for procedures and discuss financial commitments with clients supporting hospital financial policies.
  • Explain necessary follow-up and homecare instructions.
  • Understands usage, dosage, and common side-effects for commonly used prescription drugs and can readily explain them to the clients.
  • Maintain an appropriate inventory of all medical supplies as determined by the inventory control system.
  • Assist the veterinarian in medical, surgical and dental procedures; prepares patients for surgery; administers anesthesia; monitors patients during surgery and recovery; administers fluids.
  • Properly care for all surgical materials; keep the operating room properly stocked and prepared for surgery.
  • Perform emergency procedures such as control of bleeding, resuscitation with oxygen, opening airways, and external cardiac massage.
  • Perform clinical laboratory procedures such as fecal flotation exams, heartworm checks, skin scrapings, urinalysis, and fungal cultures; draws blood for laboratory analysis; maintains file of lab test results and ensures that test results are recorded in patient records.
  • Effectively position for and take radiographs.
  • Place IV catheters and properly care for them. Understands the use and care of IV pumps as well.
  • Knows common disease states and can alert veterinarians when symptoms change or when concerns arise with hospitalized patients.
  • Prepare a patient and the machine for an ultrasound procedure.
  • Admit patients following hospital policy and doctors written orders.
  • Discharge patients based on the veterinarian’s orders, ensuring that patients are well groomed and in a medically appropriate state. 
  • May be required to cross train and perform other duties


  • Minimum two years’ experience as veterinary technician or assistant
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Veterinary Technician Certification (CVT) desirable but not required
  • Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to deal with them even      when they are stressed, ill or in pain
  • Can stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis
  • Is well-spoken and approaches his/her job duties in a mature nature
  • Is experienced in the teamwork approach and works well with all levels of hospital team members
  • Has excellent client communication skills


  • Ability to lift and carry animals up to 40 lbs (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs)
  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time; frequently works in a bent position.
  • May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases
  • Good visual acuity and ability to communicate

Why Apply to Country Critters Veterinary Clinic?

  • PTO- Paid Time Off
  • Medical, dental and 401K options
  • No after-hours emergency schedules
  • No Curbside Appointments
  • Full-Service clinic for small-animals only
  • Competitive pay
  • Closed all major holidays
  • Employee discounts in clinic and Rural King Stores
  • In-house diagnostic equipment
  • Team-focused
  • Continuous Education Opportunities
  • Advancement Opportunities