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Veterinary Technician Manager


Position manages staff who have direct patient care responsibilities. Is responsible for developing staff who are specialized in different areas. Develops, implements, revises, interprets, and enforces the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), company policies and procedures, and service standards.

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.

  • Oversees technicians who have direct patient care responsibilities.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures.
  • Furnishes input for budget planning and participates in budget monitoring and management.
  • Maintains equipment.
  • Oversees inventory supplies for specific areas.
  • Is responsible for recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
  • Maintains by monitoring workload of functional areas, identifying peak and slack periods, and making operational or staffing adjustment.
  • Manages staff and schedules including on-call schedule.
  • Serves as working manager by actively participating and performing services when needed.

Education and Experience

Associate’s degree and six years of relevant experience or appropriate college coursework in a related field.

Licensure and Certification

Credentialed veterinary technician (CVT/LVT/RVT) or CVPM preferred.


Receives general instructions and directions. Detailed and precise instruction is outlined in service protocols and procedures. Direction is outcome based. Meets regularly with supervisor to review performance, procedures, policies, and goals.

Provides general supervision and oversight of employees, other personnel services, students, volunteers, and support staff. Instructions are both written and oral.

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