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Ethos Veterinary Health Veterinary Technician Anesthesia in West Caldwell, New Jersey


The Animal Emergency & Referral Associates in West Caldwell, NJ is hiring a dedicated and enthusiastic Certified Veterinary Technician - Anesthesia.


Tuesday - Friday 8 AM - 6 PM

Weekends as needed.

Compensation is based on experience and skill level. Starting at $25/ hour for Credentialed Technicians. Credentialed Technicians with experience $28- 32/hr.

Position Overview:

The purpose of the position is to provide primary support to the Specialist with all diagnostics, treatments, and procedures, while ensuring the best quality of care possible for our patients. The Certified Veterinary Technician must pay attention to detail and maintain very high standards of cleanliness and care. Must be able to communicate well with the doctor and coworkers to ensure overall accuracy and satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities:

To provide support to the Specialist with incoming consultations and procedures, including but not limited to:

  • Practice “Fear Free” standards and protocols

  • Understand the organization and operations of the department

  • Ability to manage the daily OR schedule timely and efficiently  

  • Responsible for reviewing patient history, lab work, and radiographs to identify concerns, determine ASA status  

  • Ensure completion of necessary diagnostic, and outline anesthetic and surgical drug plan

  • Calculate and prepare anesthetic, surgical, and emergency drugs, IVF, and CRIs

  • Ensure the completion of anesthesia check lists

  • Induce anesthesia, manage anesthetic plane, and maintain homeostasis

  • Ability to be proactive in preventing anesthetic or homeostatic issues, and intervene appropriately when issues arise

  • Have knowledge and understanding of each specific surgical case, set-up, and potential procedural complications

  • Ability to prepare for, prevent, and handle any patient specific complication that may arise

  • Review post-operative treatment plan and prepare treatment sheets to reflect the highest standard of care

  • Outline the post-operative analgesic plan, including TGH medications

  • Complete post-operative diagnostics and other orders

  • Recover each patient smoothly with the ability to intervene if delirium, dysphoria, and/or pain is displayed

  • Ability to properly assess pain, assign pain score, and treat pain if present

  • Provide basic client education on nutrition, home care, zoonotic diseases, medication administration, post-operative   care, and all other hospital recommendations/protocols, as directed by the Specialist

  • Re-stock and maintain cleanliness of specialty department area, exam rooms, and all other areas of hospital

  • Train less experienced staff members on proper policies, procedures, technical skills, and medical information

  • Cross-train to assist in other areas of the hospital as needed

    Experience & Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years experience

  • Ability to perform all key responsibilities of Technician Assistant

  • Knowledge of safety procedures and acceptable sanitation/sterilization practices

  • Comprehension of commonly used medical terminology and equipment

  • Ability to calculate accurate dosages and injections

  • Familiarity with CPR and rescue breathing

  • Ability to take direction from a variety of people under various situations and accurately follow instructions

  • Capability of anticipating needs of Doctors and Nurses and show initiative

  • Ability to react quickly and appropriately during emergency situations, and remain calm under pressure

  • Excellent communication/people skills

  • Good grooming and hygiene

  • Must have team-oriented attitude and promote positive culture

  • Considerable tact and diplomacy in dealing with clients affected by a variety of problems

  • Ability to work with and without direct supervision

  • Capability to kneel, bend, and to lift various sizes of animals onto treatment tables, without assistance at times (< 50 lbs)

    Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Bachelors and/or Technician Certification preferred


    Ethos Veterinary Health offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees.  The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process.  For positions based in Colorado, EVH provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.


    Ethos Veterinary Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.


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