Veterinary Technician - Medical Oncology

San Diego, CA
Full Time
Medical Oncology
Mid Level

Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH) is looking for a full-time Veterinary Technician to join our Oncology team.

About Veterinary Specialty Hospital:  At VSH our mission is to advance the veterinary profession through our leadership in medicine, education, business and promotion of the human-animal bond. We strive to bring together caring, warm and intelligent people who love to serve and help and are among the best in their field. 

About the Job:  As a Veterinary Technician in our Oncology department you will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing appointments and managing clients throughout their visit.
  • Participating with DVM's in patient assessment, diagnostics, treatments, and procedures.
  • Obtaining and processing laboratory samples such as blood, urine, free fluid, and fine needle aspirates.
  • Utilizing different modalities of imaging for patient and procedural assessment.
  • Executing, monitoring, and recovering all assigned sedation and anesthetic events.
  • Providing empathy, comfort, and unparalleled nursing care to all patients being a strong patient advocate during the patient's hospitalization.
  • Maintaining all equipment on a per-use basis ensuring the safety and best practice care of all patients
  • Knowledge, along with preparation and administration of various chemotherapeutic agents is preferred.  (Additional on-site training will be provided)
  • Providing extensive client communication and education on various oncology disease processes.

Schedule: TBD; 4 -10's 

About You:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working (Veterinary Technicians) in a veterinary hospital setting required.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience working (Veterinary Assistants) in a veterinary hospital setting required.
  • RVT, or VTS preferred
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and commitment to develop long-term relationships with colleagues, clients, and community is required.
  • Positive outlook and ability to work well in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are required, and the ability to deliver exceptional client service is expected.

Benefits of Working at VSH:

  • Highly competitive and comparable wages based on experience and skill set.
  • Monday - Friday,  4/10 hour shifts.30 hours considered full time with benefits NO WEEKENDS
  • Partnership with Purdue VT program/scholarships
  • Competitive Vet Assistant and RVT CE allowance annually
  • VetBloom access: Race approved continuing education, training, and curriculum library
  • License application and renewal reimbursement for RVT’s
  • Financial support and onsite mentorship toward pursuit of VTS
  • Health and wellness programs including access to League wellness app
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement  
  • 75% Employee Pet discount
  • Full-time benefits include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, flex-spending accounts, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, 3 weeks accrued paid time off, and uniforms
  • Benefits available the 1st of the month following 30 days.

Wage Ranges:

        Veterinary Assistant:  $18 - $23 per hour

        Veterinary Technician:  $25 - $35 per hour

        Veterinary Technician Specialist:  $31 - $40 per hour

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Ethos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ethos does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, competence, merit, and business need.



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