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Careers at SNiP

Who We Are

We are a small practice located in northern Phoenix operating as a high volume, high quality, spay neuter facility.  We provide our clients with inexpensive spays, neuters, vaccines, microchips, and more.  Because we are high volume, we are a fast-paced team-oriented workplace.

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for talented, self-driven team members who are interested in working for a small practice.  Because of the nature of what we do, a creative mindset and openness to filling whatever role is needed is key. Though there are multiple roles available, at the core the whole team must cover for each other throughout the process.

Do you like surgery, anesthesia, and working with young, healthy pets? Would you be okay with leaving emergencies, euthanasias, and sick cases behind? How about being off every night, weekend, and major holiday?

If this sounds like your dream, then SNiP Vet is looking for you! This is a brand new high quality, high volume spay and neuter clinic opening in North Phoenix (I-17 and Happy Valley) late July 2021. We do one thing and we do it well – affordable, quality spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats. Your job will involve all components of the pet and owner experience, from intake and pre-surgical exam in the morning, through anesthesia induction, monitoring and recovery, to discharge in the afternoon. This is a fast-paced, detail-oriented job so you must be able to pay attention to detail, multi-task and stay organized, and prioritize patient safety above all.

Come help us build from the ground up and be a vital, inaugural member of our team. We are looking for both licensed/eligible technicians and veterinary assistants.

Please email resumes, letters of interest, and salary requirements to careers@snip.vet.

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive hourly salary based on experience/performance/skillset
  • Paid vacation and major holidays
  • Health Insurance allowance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Staff discount
  • Paid RVT/LVT license, reimbursement for passed licensing exams during employment, potential for tuition reimbursement with employment agreement
  • CE allowance
  • Scrub and shoe allowance

 

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  1. High school diploma or equivalent; CVT/RVT or enrolled in an approved veterinary medical technology program preferred
  2. Must read, write, and understand English; Spanish is a plus
  3. Computer proficient to use electronic medical records
  4. Client Education
  • Must be able to learn basic veterinary medical concepts, including but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks
  • Must also be able to communicate basic veterinary concepts to owners and be able to repeat information relayed by a veterinarian
  • Will be asked to take medical histories for surgical rechecks
  • Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner

5. Animal Handling

  • Will be asked to handle (on average) 30 dogs and cats per day
  • Must be able to learn characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify aggressive or fearful behavior)
  • Must be able to use appropriate safety equipment for fractious or feral animals (will train) – the use of safety equipment is mandatory
  • Must possess excellent reflexes
  • Should be able to identify own limitations and be willing to ask for help
  • Must become proficient at animal restraint for various procedures

6. Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day with help
  • Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly
  • Must be able to see fine detail in a variety of situations
  • Must have good hearing, including ability to distinguish changes in pitch
  • Must have reasonable degree of agility to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations
  • Must have acceptable sense of touch and smell
  • Must have good range of motion in joints especially wrist, knees, elbows
  • Must have good range of motion in your back for twisting etc.
  • Must have acceptable sense of balance
  • Must be able to work and reach on hands and knees
  • Must be able to use a ladder and/or step stool
  • Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination
  • Must possess an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers
  • Must have good vision, including peripheral vision, fine detail, distance, depth perception, and ability to focus

7. Emotional/Mental Requirements

  • Must be able to work under stressful conditions and work efficiently and effectively under those conditions
  • Must be able to respond quickly to a variety of medical situations (with training)
  • Must be able to cope with death due to surgical complication or euthanasia
  • Ability to rapidly and accurately process information
  • Ability to delegate tasks
  • Ability to recognize a need for assistance and ask for help
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Ability to cope with frustrating situations and remain calm

8. Potential and Prolonged Exposures

  • Prolonged exposure to various aqueous solutions, including but not limited to, dish soap, chlorhexidine, and spectra soap
  • Prolonged exposure to isopropanol, hydrogen peroxide
  • Potential exposure to formalin solution
  • Potential/prolonged exposure to isoflurane gas
  • Prolonged exposure to quaternary ammonium cleaners and bleach
  • Prolonged exposure to pressurized steam
  • Potential exposure to sharps including needles and surgical blades

Preferred

  • Current certified/registered veterinary technician, with a license to practice or ability to obtain license in Arizona. Two or more years of experience in a veterinary clinic, veterinary hospital, and/or animal shelter or control facility, previous high volume surgery experience is preferred.
  • Candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic self-starter with a professional attitude.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is an asset.

Work Environment

The offices and operations of a high volume spay/neuter clinic can be high stress and very busy at times. This position is scheduled for 5 days/week, 35-40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, with flexible scheduling available. Candidates must be flexible with schedule changes and occasional need to stay after the end of scheduled shift on an exceptionally busy surgical day.

Job Summary

Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients, assisting doctors and other staff members with pre-, peri- and post-operative care of patients, general cleaning, and client interactions (patient scheduling, intake, discharge, and follow-up).

Working Relationships

Works closely with Clinic Veterinarians and other clinic staff

Essential Technician Job Functions

  1. Handle and track controlled substances for large volumes of surgical patients
  2. Efficiently pre-medicate, induce, and intubate all patients as necessary
  3. Able to draw blood, administer IM, IV, and SQ injections, and place IV catheters
  4. Able to monitor anesthesia, with a clear idea of abnormal conditions in dogs and cats
  5. Handle and restrain dogs and cats in a safe and humane manner
  6. Clean, wrap, and sterilize surgical instruments
  7. Ensure prompt and accurate paperwork procedures are followed each day
  8. Communicate in effective and professional manner with public and all SNiP Vet staff members
  9. Represent SNiP Vet in a professional and courteous manner at all times
  10. Follow all written and verbally communicated departmental standard operating procedures
  11. Communicate with clients and assist with rechecks as needed
  12. Knowledge and ability to intake and release patients, including delivering post-operative instructions in a competent and friendly manner
  13. Train veterinary assistants and new staff members to utilize our patient care protocols
  14. Able to respond appropriately during an emergency, able to take directions from a veterinarian and direct others during the event, and maintain competency during CPR procedures
  15. Able to glove in sterilely and assist doctor with surgery when appropriate
  16. Handle medical calls from clients
  17. Effectively “team lead,” displaying a positive attitude and acting as a motivating force for all staff members
  18. Able to efficiently run a clinic team and maintain surgical flow
  19. Maintain clinic cleanliness and order
  20. Able to perform all job functions of a veterinary assistant
  21. All other duties, as assigned by supervisor

Essential Veterinary Assistant Job Functions

  1. Knowledge and ability to intake and release patients, including delivering post-operative instructions in a competent and friendly manner
  2. Know basic veterinary medical concepts
  3. Able to assist with pre-medicating, inducing, and intubating all patients as necessary
  4. Able assist with blood draws, administering IM, IV, and SQ injections, and placing IV catheters
  5. Communicate in effective and professional manner with public and all SNiP Vet staff members
  6. Represent SNiP Vet in a professional and courteous manner at all times
  7. Follow all written and verbally communicated departmental standard operating procedures
  8. Responsible for prepping patients for surgery, observing all clinic procedures, to enforce sterility and safety of patients
  9. General duties in the operating room during surgery, assisting with movement of patients, recovery of patients, and general flow
  10. Able to monitor anesthesia, with a clear idea of abnormal conditions
  11. Ensure prompt and accurate paperwork procedures are followed each day
  12. Able to respond appropriately during an emergency, able to take directions from a veterinarian and/or veterinary technician, and maintain competency in CPR procedures
  13. Able to work as kennel assistant throughout the day as needed
  14. Able to clean, wrap, and sterilize surgical instruments as trained
  15. Communicate with clients and assist with rechecks as needed
  16. Maintain clinic cleanliness and order
  17. All other duties as assigned

We are always interested in expanding our relief veterinarian network. If you are interested in being a relief veterinarian for SNiP and are able to perform 15-30 spay/neuter surgeries (dogs and cats only) per day, please contact us at careers@snip.vet with your CV and daily relief rate. Regular/long-term or part time employment opportunities available for the right candidate(s)

For questions, or to apply, please contact careers@snip.vet.  We are not interested in working with recruiting services at this time.

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