Do you love working with animals and people? Do you want to be part of a wonderful and connected community? Do you strive to do an excellent job while maintaining your sense of humor and compassion? Do you pride yourself on being an easy going individual who can go with the flow in high pressure situations? If you answered yes, our team is looking for you!
Our close knit, community oriented business is seeking team members who enjoy working in a fast paced environment. We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing quality, evidence based care to our customers while also developing long lasting relationships with them. Your interest in connecting with people and your commitment to excellent patient and client care are things we are interested in learning more about.
We are looking for an experienced veterinary nurse to join a busy predominantly small animal practice on Vashon Island. This is for a 30 to 40 hr/wk position with benefits and will include some Saturday shifts. We are looking for a highly motivated nurse to join our team. Come join us on our extraordinary island!
Qualifications: • Washington LVT certification • 2 years work experience in a veterinary clinic strongly preferred • Experience in caring for, handling and monitoring animals safely, effectively and humanely • Ability to communicate in a professional, pleasant, respectful and courteous manner at all times • Sense of humor and deep appreciation for animals and people
Primary Job Duties: • Perform patient check-in and check-out procedures • Perform venipuncture including placement of peripheral IV catheters • Perform treatments, monitor progress and take responsibility for the care of hospitalized patients • Triage and help stabilize critically ill patients • Induce, intubate, and properly monitor patients under anesthesia • Assist doctors with clinical, dental, and surgical procedures • Take digital radiographs, perform in-house lab work, fill prescriptions
Skills Required: • Confidently perform above job duties when working with dogs and cats • Ability to work independently and efficiently within the guidelines of our treatment plans • Demonstrate proficiency in math including the ability to calculate drug doses without assistance • Proficient with computers and use of electronic medical records • Ability to communicate and explain complicated medical concepts in a clear and professional manner to clients, co-workers and doctors
Although we see mostly dogs and cats, we are a mixed animal practice, and are happy to train you to work with whatever species you are not familiar with. We generally do not see horses.
Must be able to lift 40 lbs, and have no animal, chemical, or scent sensitivities. We do not mind if you have piercings, tattoos, or fabulous hair. Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
To apply, please submit your resume with a personalized cover letter that responds to the following prompt:
If your favorite aunt had a dog who suddenly developed neck pain and she was seeking help for her pet, describe the level and quality of service that you would hope she would receive when she takes her dog to a veterinary clinic. Be as specific as possible, describing the small details you would expect members of the team to deliver.
Fair Isle Animal Clinic, a mixed-animal, multi-vet practice, has served the pets and people of Vashon Island since 1982. Vashon Island loves its animals, supports its residents, and treasures having such a high-quality veterinary practice of its own.
At about 11,000 full-time residents, Vashon has a small-town feel with a major city and airport one ferry ride away. The Island is abundant with forest preserves, beaches, waterways, and farm stands. The top-notch school system draws students from the region. The pandemic showed Vashon’s ability to rally around its own, with a full volunteer response team and a 90+% vaccination rate.
Fair Isle values open and constructive communication, so you can bring your best judgements to work. You should also bring your sense of humor, your eye for new possibilities in everything, and your wish to promote the well-being of your coworkers, clients, and the animals we care for.
You will not be encouraged to take on the impossible or work inhumane hours. We know the veterinary field can be stressful, and we place a high value on making our work sustainable and even enjoyable.
Benefits & Compensation
Ferry Reimbursement for off-islanders commuting to work with us on Vashon