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Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician Specialist


Work with veterinarians, fellow technicians, and assistants to provide patient care and administrative support. Work under supervision from a manager as well as supportive oversight from veterinarians. Perform specialized technically skilled patient care and is responsible for service-specific tasks. Heavily involved with teaching and training.

Examples of Work

ob functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Assist in providing clinical support to doctors and other technicians.
  • Provide restraint of patients without risk to patient, self, and others.
  • Provide quality nursing care to patients.
  • Utilize monitoring equipment and recognize trends.
  • Assist with clinical procedures and offer direction to others.
  • Triage patients and direct students/clinicians.
  • Able to take diagnostic quality radiographic films on patients.
  • Able to check in a client after hours, enter charges, process payments, retrieve previous medical history.
  • Able to maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Participates in CE for the purpose of personal development and development of a critical care mindset
    Communication with clients and rDVMs.
  • Perform and monitors sedated and anesthetized patient care.
  • Teach technical procedures and protocols.
  • Coordinate scheduling and flow of patient care.
  • Proficient in and can train others in specialized procedures and diagnostic testing as relevant to service needs and specialty certification.
  • Active role in client education and customer service

Education and Experience

Credentialed veterinary technician and VTS specialty certified in specific area.

Licensure and Certification

Credentialed veterinary technician (CVT/LVT/RVT) and VTS specialty certification required.


Provides general instruction and review to veterinary students and lower ranking technicians and assistants. May provide periodic instructions and review of student workers, and OPS technicians in the absence of a professional staff member or higher ranking technician. May assume intermediate supervisory authority for and train subordinate veterinary technical staff assigned within the clinical service section.

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