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Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician Supervisor


Provide direction and assistance to technicians. Guide staff in making appropriate decisions and implementing policies and procedures. Provide nursing care to critically ill patients and assist clinicians with teaching advanced technical skills and critical thinking to veterinary students. Responsible for assisting the manager with mentoring and developing other staff.

Examples of Work

Job 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.

  • Possess the ability to observe patients and recognize subtle changes in status and initiate interventions when needed.
  • Perform physical exams on veterinary patients.
  • Properly perform medical treatments on hospitalized patients including administering PO, IM, Sub Q and IV medications.
  • Assist with clinical procedures and offer direction to others.
  • Able to perform triage and run the service effectively and efficiently.
  • Able to check in a client after hours, enter charges, retrieve previous medical history and assist students with submitting anesthesia, radiology, surgery requests and pharmacy scripts.
  • Able to maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Assist the Manager with professional development of team members.
  • Assists AVECCT eligible techs with preparation for AVECCT exam.

Education and Experience

Credentialed veterinary technician and four years of experience in veterinary emergency medicine.

Licensure and Certification

Credentialed veterinary technician (CVT/LVT/RVT).


Provides general instruction and review to veterinary students and other technicians and assistants. May provide periodic instructions and review of student workers, volunteers, and OPS technicians.

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