Registered Veterinary Tech Duties
This is the fifth 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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Entry-level collection of blood, urine by expression,
cystocentesis or catheterization.
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
Certification and Licensure
Active license with the GA State Board of VET Medicine as a
Veterinary Animal Technician or met all requirements to become
licensed within 6 months of employment
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Basic skills required for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
licensure in the State of GA. Must be able to work evenings,
weekends & holidays.