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About Heartland Animal Hospital, Owatonna

At Heartland Animal Hospital, Owatonna, we’ve been providing exceptional veterinary care for over 25 years to the pets of Owatonna and neighboring communities. We understand the deep bond between pet owners and their beloved animals, and we take pride in delivering individualized, expert care that exceeds expectations.

If you’re a compassionate, professional, and experienced veterinarian looking for a fulfilling career, we invite you to join our team. We offer various medical and surgical services, from routine vaccinations to advanced orthopedics and diagnostics. Our commitment to quality care extends to equine services and more. At Heartland Animal Hospital, Owatonna, you’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of pets and their owners, and we look forward to welcoming you to our dedicated and caring staff.

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Veterinary Technician
For more than 25 years, Heartland Animal Hospital has been providing quality veterinary care for dogs, cats, and horses in Owatonna and surrounding communities. Heartland provides comprehensive preventative, medical, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and horses.

Position Purpose
The Veterinary Technician assists the veterinarians and lead technicians with patient care and treatment, monitors hospitalized pets, maintains inventory, prepares prescriptions, performs routine in-house laboratory work, educates clients regarding veterinary care and procedures, and assists with surgical procedures.

Veterinary Technician Competencies

  • Patience & Compassion: Remaining professional while still making teammates, clients, and patients feel as comfortable as possible regardless of the situation or challenges presented. Responding quickly and calmly to crisis while maintaining a high standard of patient care.
  • Collaboration & Teamwork: Carefully coordinating actions with veterinarians and practice team members. Providing feedback appropriately and in a timely manner. Quickly incorporating feedback to ensure positive results. Sharing ideas and being open to other’s ideas.
  • Communicating: Conveying instructions to clients and teammates to ensure successful patient care.
  • Active Listening: Following the instructions of veterinarians and sometimes patient owners. Picking up the needs of veterinarians and teammates based on prior experiences and feedback.
  • Organization Skills: Clear tracking of lab specimens, medications, patient instructions, workflow, and other job-related items while managing multiple patients and clients.
  • Client Satisfaction: Ensuring all activities and interactions result in the highest level of client satisfaction.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist veterinarians in the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery and other tasks as needed.
  • Assist veterinarians in outpatient exams by taking histories, vital signs, and weights, as well as providing client education.
  • Prepare patients for surgery and monitor vital signs of the patient during surgery.
  • Obtain blood, stool, and other samples; perform in-hospital laboratory testing and prepare specimens for outside laboratories.
  • Take, develop, and maintain radiographs following proper safety procedures.
  • Provide basic animal handling and restrain animals during exams.
  • Administer and monitor medications, anesthesia, vaccines, and treatments at the discretion of the veterinarian.
  • Clean and straighten exam rooms, treatment, and lab areas; restock exam rooms with supplies.
  • Assist other team members to keep the public areas of the practice clean; clean and maintain all medical equipment.
  • Demonstrate warmth, courtesy and professionalism in all interactions with clients; exercise compassion and care in all interactions with patients.
  • Communicate with veterinarians and practice team members including client discussions, patient plans, client concerns, etc.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Previous veterinary experience preferred
  • Ability to lift patients and carry equipment up to 25 pounds; ability to lift patients or carry equipment over 25 pounds with assistance
  • Practice OSHA safety techniques including proper PPE
  • Basic math and the ability to calculate medication dosages
  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with MS office applications, etc.
  • Strong communication skills to ensure patient safety

Benefits Offered

  • Paid time off
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement benefits (401k, Roth k and matching)
  • Bonus incentive
  • Career and professional development opportunities
  • State licensing fee reimbursement for credentialed technicians
  • VTNE support
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Program

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