Registered Veterinary Tech Spc Duties
This is the seventh in a series of eight titles for positions
involving Veterinary Care. This series is identified by a
predominant amount of time spent on the care of ill or injured
client-owned animals brought to the Veterinary Medicine Teaching
Hospital in the hopes of recovery. Typical duties include the
supervision or performance of basic care such as feeding &
watering, cleaning cages, maintaining animal health records,
collecting and analyzing specimens, conducting physical exams
and tests (including ultrasounds, radiology, cardiology, etc.),
administering medications, assisting with surgery (administering
anesthesia & monitoring vital signs), posting service charges
for each patient. Duties may also include teaching professional
students and euthanizing animals.
The RVT Specialist position is distinguished from the RVT I & II
positions in that it requires advanced experience and
specialization in performance of the duties.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Instruction of procedures, as well as advanced experience and
performance of, all duties of RVT I and RVT II in a specialized
field. These include:
Collection of blood, urine by expression, cystocentesis or
Collection & preparation of tissue, cellular or microbiological
samples by skin scraping.
Routine laboratory test procedures.
Radiology including settings, positioning, processing & safety.
Intravenous & arterial catheterization.
Administration & application of treatments, drugs, fluids,
medications & immunological agents by oral, parenteral &
Induction & maintenance of anesthesia.
Placement of intra-nasal, intra-gastric tubes.
Surgical assistance; resuscitative procedures; applications of
splints & slings; application of appropriate wound dressings &
external supportive care in severe wound & burn cases.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associates or Bachelors degree in veterinary technology required
and/or have met requirement for licensure in GA State PLUS 3
years of advanced experience as credentialed veterinary
technician, and 2 years experience in a specialized veterinary
Certification and Licensure
Active license with the GA State Board of VET Medicine as a
Veterinary Animal Technician or currently licensed in another
State as credentialed veterinary technician and met all
requirements to become licensed in GA within 6 months of
employment AND Boarded in specialized field (as available)
and/or obtained advanced degree or certification within
veterinary medicine specialty