Ridgetop Animal Hospital is in search of an outgoing and energetic Licensed Veterinary Technician for full-time employment. Located in the heart of Silverdale, Ridgetop Animal Hospital is a long-standing institution in the local community. Our dedicated doctors and staff practice high-caliber medicine and excel at top-notch customer service. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our family and grow with us as we continue to provide our loyal clients and patients with the best treatment and care possible. Qualified applicants will have a current Washington Veterinary Technician License, have a strong work ethic, be detail-oriented, and have a positive attitude. Experience with Avimark software and Idexx equipment is preferred, but not required.
Assists the veterinarian during examination of animals, providing restraint as needed in order to work safely and effectively.
Prepares and administer medications, vaccines, serums, and treatments, as prescribed by the veterinarian.
Performs routine dental cleanings on animals under the direction of the veterinarian.
Administers anesthesia to animals under the direction of the veterinarian and monitors animals’ responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted.
Obtains radiographs of animals with knowledge of proper positioning and techniques.
Cares for and monitors the condition of animals recovering from surgery.
Performs laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces, such as urinalyses and blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.
Administers emergency first aid, such as performing emergency resuscitation or other life-saving procedures.
Collects, prepares, and labels samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination.
Cleans and sterilizes instruments, equipment, and materials.
Provides the veterinarian with the correct equipment and instruments, as needed.
Fills prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers.
Prepares animals for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas and placing IV catheters.
Maintains clean examination rooms and treatment areas.
Works collaboratively with veterinarians to ensure that all animals are being cared for properly and moving through the system efficiently.
This is a full-time position. Schedule will be determined based upon the needs of the hospital and will include some Saturday hours. We offer competitive wages, based upon experience.
Benefits include, but are not limited to:
Paid Time Off and Paid Sick Leave
Pet Healthcare Discounts
Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
Skills and Basic Qualifications
Current Veterinary Technician License.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to effectively handle and control aggressive animals.
Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in a veterinary clinic environment, including the use of euthanasia.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth.
Must have active listening, critical thinking, complex problem solving, time management, judgment and decision making skills.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience
About Ridgetop Animal Hospital
Ridgetop Animal Hospital is a full service AAHA accredited companion animal hospital that provides comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental care for dogs, cats, rabbits, and pocket pets. We strive to provide the highest quality of care possible and carry a variety of advanced surgical equipment to provide our clients with the care they may only otherwise find at a specialty center, including orthopedic capabilities. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime. To help facilitate our client and patient needs, in addition to every day appointments, our hospital also offers same day emergency appointments. For those just entering the field, we have a long history of outstanding mentorship and collaborative care amongst our doctor team. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. We have a very well trained and experienced staff as well as modern equipment including digital radiography, laser therapy, ultrasound, end...oscopy, electrocautery and Idexx in house lab equipment. Our staff consists of 7 doctors, 5 client service representatives, 3 licensed technicians and 13 veterinary assistants. Doctors typically work four days a week and the rest of our team works 5 days a week. We also have access to 2 nearby overnight ER hospitals and multiple specialty/referral centers no more than an hour away.