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Advertise on the WSAVT's website! Our state's association has a target audience of Licensed Veterinary Technicians as well as students of accredited veterinary technology programs.  Cost for a 1 month ad published on this website is $35.

To post an ad and pay by credit card, use our "Submit A Career" feature: http://wsavt.org/careers/submit-a-career  Submit your payment by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of that page, and then submit your ad text as you would like it posted in the text boxes below and click SUBMIT at the bottom of that page (two step process).

If you have any difficulties please contact Sheila Miller, LVT at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians: When contacting a veterinary practice about an open position, please mention that you found out about their opening on the WSAVT website. Businesses want to know that our organization is helping them find the qualified candidates that they need, like you.

 

Current Job Listings

  

Part-Time Veterinary Technician: Lakeland Veterinary Hospital in Lake Tapps, WA is seeking a motivated and professional technician to join our new team for the practice opening Mid-May.  

We are currently looking for a part time technician to work Friday from 7am – 5:30pm and Saturday 7:30am – 1pm with potential growth to a full-time position.  

We will provide a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services with excellent patient care, fantastic client service and education, and excellent opportunities for our employees to use and expand their skills.  SALARY WILL BE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE.  

If interested in learning more about our practice, email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (posted 4/28/2017)

 

 

ER/ICU Technician: Summit Veterinary Referral Center is a multi-specialty referral center, located in Tacoma, WA. We provide 24-hour emergency and critical care, internal medicine, oncology, neurology, radiology and surgery services.

We are seeking experienced, licensed Veterinary Technicians, with experience in emergency and critical care, for full-time and part-time positions in our hospital.  The right candidate will be self-motivated, a team player and thrive in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for individuals who have excellent patient-care skills and who are detail oriented.  In addition to serving the needs of emergency patients in our community, our ECC department supports Summit surgery, neurology, oncology, internal medicine and radiology patient.

Pay is commensurate with skill level and experience. Night and weekend shifts include pay differentials as well. We offer a generous benefits package which includes medical, dental, LTD, vacation, 401K, uniform allowance, CE benefits and more.

Qualifications: Washington State License (or eligible) Veterinary Technician and a minimum of one-ye ar experience. Candidates with experience in ER/ICU will be given preference. The person we seek must be skilled in the performance of advanced nursing techniques, possess the ability to think and act quickly, and independently. You must be comfortable multi-tasking and working in a busy, sometimes stressful environment. A pleasant, professional attitude is required. 

Responsibilities include: Managing, treating and monitoring critically ill and emergent animals; Performing lab work; Taking radiographs; Inducing and monitoring anesthesia; Placing central IV lines; Placing urinary catheters; Monitoring critically ill patients.

If you believe your qualifications meet our expectations, we'd love to hear from you. Please submit your resume in a Word document or PDF format. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Summit Veterinary Referral Center is and Equal Opportunity Employer. (posted 4/18/2017)

 

Surgical Technician: Summit Veterinary Referral Center is a multi-specialty referral center, located in Tacoma, WA. We provide 24-hour emergency and critical care, internal medicine, oncology, neurology, radiology and surgery services.

We are seeking an experienced, licensed Veterinary Technician, preferably with anesthesia and surgical experience, for full-time employment in our Surgery Department The right candidate will be self-motivated, a team player and thrive in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for an individual who has excellent patient-care skills and who are detail oriented.  This is a full time position that will require being on call.

Pay is commensurate with skill level and experience. We offer a generous benefits package which includes medical, dental, LTD, vacation, 401K, uniform allowance, CE benefits and more.

Qualifications: Washington State License (or eligible) Veterinary Technician and a minimum of one-year experience. Candidates with experience in surgery and anesthesia will be given preference. The person we seek must be skilled in the performance of advanced nursing techniques, possess the ability to think and act quickly, and independently. You must be comfortable multi-tasking and working in a busy, sometimes stressful environment. A pleasant, professional attitude is required. 

Responsibilities include: Assisting the doctor with appointments; Performing lab work; Taking radiographs; Inducing and monitoring anesthesia; Performing drug calculations; Placing urinary catheters

If you believe your qualifications meet our expectations, we'd love to hear from you. Please submit your resume in a Word document or PDF format. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Summit Veterinary Referral Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (posted 4/18/2017)

 

Perfect part-time LVT position: Want a new challenge working part-time in another aspect of veterinary medicine? The PAWS Companion Animal Services Department in Lynnwood has an opening for a Veterinary Technician on our shelter medicine team. 

You will get extensive experience performing intubation, IV injections, dentals, radiographs, diagnostic procedures, examinations, and hands-on work with over 4,000 animals annually. Our team provides excellent care and spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs awaiting a second chance at a loving home. 

Over 95% of the animals are saved through our efforts including mass removals, hernia repairs, amputations, eye and ear surgeries – over 200 specialty surgeries and 2,500 spays/neuters done annually. You’ll be supporting the animals at highest risk, examining and treating foster kittens, puppies and adults recovering from illness or injury.

Must be a licensed veterinary technician with the ability to obtain a Washington State license. (If you are a new graduate or a licensed technician in another state or in the process of securing your Washington license, you may apply.)

Grow your skills and be part of this fulfilling work enjoying a reasonable schedule. We offer competitive salary, benefits and a positive work environment where you’ll feel appreciated and have job fulfillment. 

Want to know more? Visit https://www.paws.org/about/employment/

Apply to: Dr. Liz Vincenzi at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or mail to her attention at: PO Box 1037, Lynnwood WA 98046

Positions open until filled, resumes received by 5/24/17 will receive priority. (posted 4/17/2017)

 

 

 

Part Time LVT- The NOAH Center: Northwest Organization for Animal Help (The NOAH Center) in Stanwood, WA is looking for a part time Licensed Veterinary Technician (Surgery Specialist) at our High Quality, High Volume Spay/Neuter Clinic.  This position focuses on patient care and assistance during spay/neuter surgeries and providing exceptional medical care to shelter animals.  If you are looking for rewarding work that is primarily hands on with the dogs and cats, this is a great opportunity.    

Job Summary: The Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) is responsible for maintaining the daily flow of The NOAH Center’s spay & neuter surgical team from check-in to patient discharge.  The LVT is responsible for assisting the veterinarian with spay/neuter surgeries, monitoring anesthesia, prepping animals for surgery, post-surgical monitoring and the medical care of NOAH animals in ICU.  The LVT organizes the daily surgery schedule and ensures all patients receive the best possible care and treatment.  Under the direction of the NOAH Veterinarian, administers medical treatment and runs diagnostic tests.  The LVT is responsible for ensuring that all veterinary equipment is in good working order and ensures the entire veterinary department is consistently clean and orderly. The LVT is responsible for keeping accurate and current medical records of all animals treated in the clinic.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED Equivalent; Must be 18 years of age; Current license as Veterinary Technician in the state of Washington. (Must have valid license at the time of application); Must meet all the requirements in The NOAH Center’s WSP WATCH Background Check Policy; Computer literate in Windows environment. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Working knowledge of current veterinary medical and surgical procedures. Shows initiative and is a conscientious worker. Ability to handle multiple tasks at once in a fast-paced environment. Spay/Neuter Clinic experience and/or prior experience in an animal welfare environment is preferred

Salary & Benefits: Salary:   $16.00 - $20.00 Hourly DOE   Schedule:  Various Shifts, includes weekends  Benefits:  Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay and Retirement 403(b) plan  Reports to:  Clinic & Animal Care Director

Instructions for Applying: Please email a letter of interest and resume to Stacie Ventura, Executive Director at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you for your interest in working for The NOAH Center! (posted 4/17/2017)

 

 

Hiring Full & Part time LVT: Tumwater, WA: We are looking to hire a LVT for our small animal veterinary clinic in Tumwater (10 mins outside of Olympia). All skills as a VT will be utilized! Shifts vary, as we are open 6 days a week (may be moving to 7)  and until 6pm on weekdays (maybe moving to 8pm). This position is ,some nights and weekends with day shifts. We are an established and moderately paced hospital. We have digital full body radiology, Impromed is our computer system and we use Heska for inside lab and  Phoenix outside lab.

We are a very friendly, easy going clinic with great benefits. Salary: Based on Experience – Minimum $17 an hour and up

Please feel free to send a resume attachment with a response to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or fax to 360-943-2994 Attn: Gabby, with LVT job in the subject line.

Please no calls, just send resumes and we will contact you to set up working interviews. Feel free to ask any questions. (posted 4/16/2017)

 

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is looking for a LVT with excellent people skills in addition to those qualities outlined below.  An employee in this position will work under the veterinarian in routine health care and evaluations of shelter animals, assist in surgery, and perform nursing care of sick, injured or immature animals.  This is a full-time, union position.  The base pay for the first year is $13.85/hr with a second year increase to $16.82/hr.  Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance after 60 days and personal days/paid holidays after 90 days of employment.  One week’s vacation is awarded after one year of employment. 

Illustrative Examples of Work: Assist with physical examinations of animals that help determine the level of health or the nature of the illness or injury; Administer medications and immunizations; Apply splints or other bandages, dress wounds, perform ear cleaning and draw blood samples as prescribed by the veterinarian; Take and record temperature, pulse and respiration; Collect and label specimens for culture or microscopic examination; Induce anesthesia, prep animals for surgery, clean teeth,  perform ear flushes; Assist with radiography; Clean cages and health care area as needed; Other duties as assigned 

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Essential skills include good restraint, handling and blood drawing technique. Familiarization with standard in-house laboratory tests, FELV, fecals, etc. Thorough understanding of anesthesia, with excellent induction and monitoring skills. Good organization and communication skills and the ability to independently follow through with instructions. An interest in and aptitude for understanding animal behavior.  Knowledge of cat and dog behavior is necessary to enable shelter staff to evaluate animals and potential adopters to meet both their needs.  Counseling of the public can include education in ongoing care and training of their new pet. Ability to apply good judgment in making decisions in accordance with ordinances, regulations and department policies and procedures. Compassion and calm in dealing with stressful public and animal situations. Ability to safely lift up to 50 pounds.

Desirable Experience and Training: Graduation from an accredited veterinary technician program plus a minimum of one year of practical veterinary hospital experience. Must maintain Washington State Licensed Veterinary Technician certification.

Please forward resumes and letters of interest to Monica Wylie, Deputy Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  This position is open until filled. (posted 4/12/2017)

 

 

  

 

 

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