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Spokane Humane Society, Spokane, Wash.

Posted Aug. 3, 2020

Position Description: Licensed Veterinary Technician
Position Title: Medical Program Manager
Reports To: Lead Veterinarian
Partners With: Shelter Manager, Exam Staff, Kennel/Animal Care Staff, Intake & Foster Coordinators
Hourly (Thursday – Monday, off Tuesday/Wednesday)

This job description is not a contract – and management reserves the right to change its contents at any time. This organization is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. This organization complies with the guidelines set forth in the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex or sexual preference.

Summary: Primary Job Purpose

Licensed Veterinary Technician: Works directly with Lead Veterinarian to ensure that Spokane Humane Society’s Shelter Medicine philosophy, programs, policies, procedures and protocols are consistently practiced. Provides direct support to staff veterinarians in all aspects of shelter population health and animal care – intake exams, foster patient exams and triage, assisting shelter staff with medicating shelter patients, population wellness (vaccinations, deworming, heartworm prevention) and weekend triage of illness in the shelter. Spokane Humane Society Clinic adheres to ASPCA Spay-Neuter Alliance guidelines as high-quality, high-volume elective surgery model. When needed, provide clinic support for surgery, recovery, medical treatment, intensive hospitalization, and chronic case management. Responsible for carrying out diagnostic and medical treatment orders as indicated by staff veterinarians.

Assists the veterinarian in performing health exams and surgical procedures.

Engages with shelter leadership and staff leads to provide animal care support. This position will be physically demanding. This position requires a thorough understanding of high-density population infectious disease, zoonotic disease, surgical equipment and maintenance, aseptic technique and sterility, pharmacologics, and sanitation. The successful candidate will be a highly-motivated self-starter who excels in stressful situations. The ability to interact with the public, staff, foster parents and rescue partners in a professional manner is essential. The Veterinary Technician supports the mission, goals and philosophy of the Spokane Humane Society. Primary Duties (include but are not limited to):

  1. Holds and maintains valid veterinary technician license for Washington State in accordance with Washington State Department of Health guidelines for continuing education.
  2. Provides training to staff as needed and directed by Chief Veterinarian. Participates in staff meetings to share ideas and suggestions and receive continuing education to improve the functioning of the clinic/shelter.
  3. Intake: Conducts physical exam for each animal to determine appropriateness of admission into shelter population – coordinating with lead kennel staff behavior assessment in canine patients. Uses Intake SOP as primary guide for admittance.
  4. Foster Triage: Conducts physical exam(s) on patients in foster care as needed when health concerns arise. Reports to staff veterinarians for treatment plan. Works closely with Foster Coordinator to address concerns of patients in foster care.
  5. Population Management: Works closely with kennel staff and animal care leads to ensure vaccinations, deworming, and heartworm prevention due in shelter are done on time. Conducts ELISA testing (parvo, panleuk, FIV/FeLV) when required. Adheres to relevant SOPs for Shelter Medicine Protocols.
  6. Weekend Triage: Works closely with shelter staff to address health concerns of animals in their primary care areas. After physical exam, consults DVM on-call for supportive care and treatment plan. Works closely with weekend on-call assistant if IV hospitalization or transport for referral diagnostics is needed for patients.
  7. Works directly with lead veterinarian in neonatal patient management.
  8. Performs routine diagnostic procedures and collection of samples under direction of veterinarian; work is checked in progress for compliance with accepted procedures and standards.
  9. Channels polite, positive, compassionate and service-driven attitude in all staff and public interactions. Adheres to high standard of customer service when assisting the public, volunteers, staff, and rescue partner representatives.
  10. (Weekend) Hospitalized patient care: Collaborates with teammates to clean, feed, water and monitor all animals in the veterinary clinic to maintain high standards for a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment for the animals. Exercises hospitalized dogs as needed. Assists staff veterinarians with medications and treatments of hospitalized in-patients.
  11. Euthanasia Services: Provides support for shelter staff and community by performing humane pet euthanasia for the public upon request and when appropriate and manage controlled substance inventory for the shelter.

Secondary Job Functions:

  1. Coordinate with kennel staff to ensure shelter animals are pulled for surgery as needed.
  2. Adheres to sanitization protocols – ensures kennels are sterilized using prescribed methods/cleaning compounds; and floors, table tops, operating tables, stands, etc. are kept clean and properly sanitized.

This is a representative sample — not to imply a complete listing of responsibilities and tasks. Spokane Humane Society is a team-driven organization. This position involves leadership skills a medical team to accomplish many of the above tasks. This would facilitate maximum efficiency and distribution of LVT-specific skills.

Qualifications and Position Requirements: Licensed Veterinary Technician certification from state Department of Health; ideally with prior experience in shelter environment, mixed practice veterinary clinic, or animal care facility. Knowledge of techniques/basic medical protocols for the treatment of animals; basic understanding of pharmaceuticals commonly used in the treatment of animals; sterile surgical procedures, proper methods to safely restrain animals and use of fear-free; methods of administering anesthetics, monitoring animals while under anesthesia, and monitoring animals post-surgery. Ability to prioritize and handle emergency, stressful situations, handle a variety animals safely and humanely; deal effectively and tactfully with the public; communicate effectively with supervisor, staff, volunteers and the public; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and a team spirit with staff, volunteers, and with other shelter and animal groups. The need to lift and carry animals weighing 50 pounds also is required.

Please send cover letter and resume to audreyhokanson@spokanehumanesociety.org.


Ellensburg Animal Hospital , Ellensburg, WA

Posted July 31, 2020

Ellensburg Animal Hospital is hiring a Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our AMAZING team!

We are looking for a Licensed Veterinary Technician with an outgoing personality and great communication skills to join our growing team.

Ideal candidate

  • Must have Washington State Veterinary Technician license or be eligible
  • Has strong client service skills
  • Is proficient with animal handling & restraint
  • Has a positive "can do" attitude
  • Is able to work well on a team and independently
  • Flexible
  • Is compassionate, self-motivated, and dedicated
  • Possesses excellent communication skills

Why work at Ellensburg Animal Hospital?

Ellensburg Animal Hospital is a mixed animal practice located in beautiful Ellensburg, WA. Our devotion, commitment and concern for people and their pets has helped us grow and earn the loyalty of clients and employees. We are a full-service practice that provides many services including wellness examinations, immunizations, surgery, radiology, dentistry, in-house laboratory services, and after hours emergency visits. Ellensburg Animal Hospital can be very fast paced but is also family compassionate. We pride ourselves in providing a familial work environment to all employees.

Job Overview

Our technicians are responsible for the care and treatment of hospitalized patients, triaging emergency patients, performing patient laboratory tests, admitting and discharging patients, and client communication and education.

We offer a benefits package including health stipend, paid time off, CE coverage, uniform allowance, as well as pet benefits!

Skills and Qualifications

Knowledge of basic veterinary practices, procedures, and terminology Ability to appropriately handle, lift and restrain animals Ability to stand for long periods of time Ability to perform veterinary medical procedures (i.e. venipuncture, radiology, IV catheter placement, drug calculations, administer medications & fluids, and assess & triage patients) Passionate about pets and providing exemplary veterinary care. Join our team!

Apply Today! Please submit cover letter and resume to jgrodeodoc@gmail.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!


VCA Redmond Animal Hospital, Redmond, WA

Posted July 30, 2020

JOIN OUR FAMILY!

Are you looking to be a part of a hospital team that feels like family, while having the support and resources to push your career forward? If so, we would love to connect with you!  VCA Redmond Animal Hospital in Redmond, WA is seeking a full time Veterinary Assistant to join our one-of-a-kind 3-doctor GP practice!

We are AHAA accredited and have been since 1999. We believe in providing the best possible care to all our patients. Our tight knit community is a great place to call home.  We are open 7 days a week and provide full general practice medical services as well as boarding and grooming.

At VCA Redmond Animal Hospital, you can make a difference every day in the lives of pets in our community. We have a unique culture in our hospital that values each person’s individual skill and personality. There’s something special about you and we are excited to learn more!

Among the reasons to consider joining VCA are:

  • VCA hospitals are former private-practices that retain the spirit that made them successful
  • Access to the people and financial resources of a large veterinary community
  • Network of 4,500+ doctors, including more than 600 Specialists
  • Largest provider of Private Practice Internships and Residencies in the U.S.
  • WOOF University, offering educational training to all staff members
  • Robust Clinical Studies program
  • Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities

Ready to be part of a team that feels like family? Apply today! We look forward to hearing from you soon.

If interested in this opportunity, please apply at VCA Careers


Hillside Pet Clinic, Anchorage, AK

Posted July 22, 2020

Do you love the great outdoors? Consider making a move to the Land of the Midnight Sun!& Alaska is home to amazing wildlife, incredible hiking, camping, skiing, fishing, hunting, and any other adventures outdoor enthusiasts can imagine! Hillside Pet Clinic is located in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, which offers the convenience of city living, with the added bonus of having all the beauty and majesty that Alaska has to offer right outside your front door!

We are searching for a Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our staff. We are an AAHA accredited, six doctor, small animal practice. Here at Hillside, our Licensed Veterinary Technicians are responsible for the Fear Free care and treatment of dogs, cats, avian, reptiles and other exotic patients. The ideal candidate will be proficient in all areas of anesthesia, surgical assisting, IV catheter placement, lab specimen collection and processing, radiology, dental prophylaxis, general patient care and client education. We see a large amount of dental and exotic referral cases, so a special interest in one or both areas is a plus. New grads are encouraged to apply!

This position requires a self-motivated, highly organized individual with strong communication skills. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a desire to learn and the ability to work as an integral member of a team in a fast paced environment. Friendliness, eagerness to help and a strong sense of compassion for patient care is crucial for success in this position.

Physical requirements may include being able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

We are open Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We have a full-time position available; either 4x10 hour or 5x8 hour days are an option, with rotating Saturdays. Our doctors and technicians love teaching and helping others develop new skills, so new graduates are encouraged to apply! We offer a competitive hourly wage and great benefits for full time employees including: health insurance, paid vacation, holidays, CE, licensing and membership dues, 401k, uniform allowance and generous pet discounts. The screening process requires a basic background check and drug screening.

No phone calls please.

Please reply with cover letter and resume to tleistico@nva.com.


People, Pets & Vets, Olympia, WA

Posted July 22, 2020

We are wild about people that share a love for animals. We are hiring veterinary technicians and interns/externs to join our fast-growing team! We pride ourselves on providing the best care using progressive, modern medicine and surgery. We foster a culture of learning, respect and compassionate care.

Most importantly, we like to have FUN! Learn more at our website.

We have full-time and part-time openings in Washington, Oregon, California, and Texas.

Email us at recruiting@peoplepetsandvets.com.


Animal Clinic East, Walla Walla, WA

Posted July 2, 2020

Busy 5-doctor small animal practice located in Walla Walla, WA is seeking an energetic Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT/RVT/CVT). We have a loyal clientele and a friendly team of employees dedicated to a high standard of care and compassion. Candidates must be detail-oriented, thorough, work well with others, and have the ability to maintain professionalism in high-stress situations. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) setting up office calls plus standard LVT tasks such as dental cleanings, sedation and anesthesia, intubation/extubation, catheter placement, blood draws, fecals/urinalysis, administering vaccines and medications, radiology, handling controlled drugs along with appropriate logs, TPRs, and a knowledge of commonly used medications. Our techs work closely with doctors and clients to discharge patients and discuss medications and treatment plans. Applicants can expect to work rotating Saturday, Sunday, and weeknight on-call rotations. If you feel you would be a good fit for our practice, please email your resume, cover letter and references to animalcliniceast@gmail.com. Check out our practice at our website.


Hawthorne Hills Veterinary Hospital, Seattle, WA

Posted June 26, 2020

Our practice has moved into a new facility and we are in need of two LVTs.

Located across from the new Roosevelt light rail station in Seattle, we are a privately owned, AAHA Accredited and Cat Friendly Certified hospital. We embrace longer appointment times and well-trained staff to enable us to practice quality, compassionate medicine. We have committed to gentle, low stress handling and all of our team members are required to obtain their Fear Free Certification as part of the hospital.

We utilize our technicians for client communication, dental scaling/full mouth dental radiographs, blood draws, IV catheter placement, anesthesia induction/monitoring, surgical prep, positioning/taking radiographs including Penn Hip, and care for hospitalized patients. Timely and accurate medical record keeping is essential to the position. If you don’t like working with clients and doing dentals we are not the practice for you.

We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, uniform allowance, license dues, continuing education, PTO [sick leave and vacation], paid holidays, a Simple IRA retirement plan and pet care discounts.

Learn more about our hospital by visiting the Hawthorne Hills Veterinary Hospital website.


Deschutes Animal Clinic, Tumwater, WA

Posted June 8, 2020

Deschutes Animal Clinic is looking for a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT or CVT) to join our team. Ability to multitask a must. We utilize our technicians to their fullest abilities, including performing phlebotomies, placing IV catheters, monitoring anesthesia, taking radiographs, restraining patients in exam rooms and more. We are looking for a team player with a passion for helping animals.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be an LVT or CVT, licensed or certified in Washington state
  • Must have the ability to stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Desire to continue learning and developing skills
  • Has excellent client communication skills
  • Work requires lifting and carrying animals (will be assisted by other staff)
  • Must have the ability to stand for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent position.
  • Previous experience a plus but we welcome new graduates of Pierce college, Pima medical institute or Penn Foster that have passed the VTNE

Benefits

  • Signing Bonus
  • Competitive Wages
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, IRA, Medical, and CE Allowance

Please send a cover letter and resume to deschutesmgmt@outlook.com.


Country Animal Hospital, Enumclaw, WA

Posted June 4, 2020

Country Animal Hospital, in Enumclaw, WA is seeking a Licensed Veterinary Technician. We are looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented person to join our team that shares in the same standards of high-quality care, dignity and respect for our patients and clients.

We are looking to hire a candidate that is available to work 3 days per week with Saturdays being mandatory.

Ideal candidate will be skilled in but not limited to:

  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Venipuncture
  • Anesthesia monitoring as well as patient recovery
  • Preparation of our surgical patients
  • Radiology
  • Catheter placement
  • Client communication

We offer Paid Personal Leave for vacation as well as sick leave, AFLAC, Uniform Allowance, Roth IRA contribution, Continuing Education Allowance, Discount for Personal Pets of services and products.

If interested please drop resume off at 24407 SE 440th St Enumclaw, WA 98022 or email resume to jen@countryanimal.com. Cover letter must be included.


Arlington Veterinary Hospital, Arlington, WA

Posted May 20, 2020

Come join our family!

Arlington Veterinary Hospital is mixed animal practice located in Arlington, Washington. The small community is warm, caring, and embraces our practice philosophy. We are a rapidly growing veterinary hospital and need excited and enthusiastic team members. Client education and understanding is very important so that we can serve our patients better. We see primarily small animals in our hospital and a few farm calls out in the rural community. We are an advanced hospital using new technology including ultrasound, cold laser therapy, and digital radiography. We are a close knit family and we are looking for someone that is willing to work with our team, have fun, and learn new things. Our schedule consists of 4 days a week working 9–9.5 hours a day (8:30–6:00pm with a 1 hour scheduled lunch break.) Rotating in one Saturday a month from 8:45am–1:30pm. A Veterinary Technician License is required and duties are consistent with a small animal veterinary technician including radiology, anesthesia, surgery nurse, dental procedures including dental radiography and minor extractions, vaccinations, surgical prep, and client education. As our large animal practice grows, we will offer further training for large animal technical work if applicant is interested.

Continuing education is very important so after your introductory period, you will be awarded a CE allowance. Pay is based on experience ($20-25/hour). We currently offer a Simple retirement plan and paid vacation after the first year. Health insurance is offered after 60 days. We offer an incredible pet care discount.

Please send cover letter and resume to avhkellie@gmail.com.