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Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) needed for Urgent Care Practice.

Company: VCA Animal Hospitals
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Join the VCA Pacific Animal Hospital Team!
Location: 10234 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98444We value your time and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this role, please fill out our 3-minute, mobile-friendly application today.VCA Pacific Animal Hospital is seeking a full-time Licensed Veterinary Technician for our Urgent Care department. Working in our Urgent Care Department of our busy, 10 doctor, AAHA accredited practice, you will utilize all the knowledge you have worked so hard to master, while continuing to expand your skillset. We provide same-day and next-day appointments to existing and new clients in the Tacoma, WA region. This is not your typical preventative care visit. Cases will be diverse and require in-hospital diagnostics, treatments, and nursing care. The ideal candidate will love variety and be adaptable to an ever-changing case load. Our team thrives in a fast-paced, compassionate, patient-care focused environment. We are made up of devoted team players who work in a collaborative environment and are invested in the success of the entire team.We are offering a competitive wage ($24+/hr.DOE), 2-weeks paid vacation, continuing education benefits, and professional development. Relocation assistance available to the right candidate. Required qualification: Licensed Veterinary Technician in Washington or eligible to become LVT within 6 months of hiring. Must be willing to work Swing Shift and Weekends.Tacoma sits in a beautiful part of Western Washington where access to everything is within easy reach. Just a short drive to all manner of outdoor activities while also being close to an unending variety of nightlife, culture, and entertainment. Surrounding communities include Seattle, Fort Lewis Military Base and Puget Sound.Why We Want You!As a member of the VCA Pacific Avenue team, you will support Technician and Doctor teams by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and patients. Your mission will be to win the confidence of every pet parent-by delivering an outstanding client experience-so we can provide exceptional care to every patient. You've worked hard for your credentials (CVT, RVT, LVT) and we want you to use the knowledge that you've invested your time and talent in. The skills that you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to:

  • Collect patient histories and review referral medical records for pertinent information
  • Perform physical exams and report results to doctor
  • Place and maintain intravenous catheters
  • Working knowledge of radiation safety
  • Perform radiographs and other diagnostic imaging as ordered
  • Obtain laboratory samples via venipuncture, cystocentesis, and fecal collection
  • Perform in-hospital laboratory diagnostics including fecals, urinalysis, differentials, and cytologies
  • Process lab samples utilizing in-hospital laboratory equipment
  • Ability to calculate drug dosages accurately
  • Manage client invoices (PVL) and charge for urgent care services appropriately
  • Maintain accurate and complete medical records
  • Maintain a clean work environment to include following any infectious disease protocols, handle medical/biomedical, and infectious waste appropriatelyWhy Join the VCA Pacific Animal Hospital Team?We are passionate about supporting Veterinary Technicians and are committed to your continuing education and personal career development. VCA is a community of dedicated professionals that will encourage you to explore everything a Veterinary Technician career has to offer. At VCA we are committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity, and strive to be a place where a talented mix of people want to come, stay, and do their best work. We support a work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve. Below are some of the many benefits of joining the VCA Pacific Avenue team!
    • Access to the people and financial resources of a large veterinary community
    • Leadership opportunities
    • Career development programs
    • Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities
    • Continuing education allowance
    • Tuition support and sponsorships
    • Veterinary Technician license reimbursement
    • Free mental health and wellness subscriptions (Head Space)
    • Referral bonuses
    • Competitive wage
    • Medical, dental & vision insurance
    • Generous pet care discounts
    • Life, long and short-term disability insurance
    • Paid parental leave
    • Paid vacation and sick time
    • 401(k)
    • Full-time and Part-time positions availableApply now! We look forward to getting to know you!

Keywords: VCA Animal Hospitals, Tacoma , Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) needed for Urgent Care Practice., Professions , Tacoma, Washington

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