Veterinary Technician or Assistant- ECC- Overnights

Sacramento, CA
Full Time
Emergency and Critical Care
Vista Veterinary Specialists is looking for an experienced Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Assistant to join our team!

Our 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital provides care in internal medicine, critical care, radiology, and cardiology. Our modern facility offers a full in-house laboratory, digital radiography, ultrasonography, on-site CT, and endoscopy.

About the Job:
As a Veterinary Technician/Assistant in our Emergency/Critical Care department, you will be responsible for:
  • Triaging incoming patients and managing patients/clients throughout their visit.
  • Partnering with DVMs 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 assessment.
  • Executing, monitoring, and recovering all assigned sedation and anesthetic events.
  • Surgical assisting for minor (non-specialty) procedures.
  • Assessing hospitalized patients needs and communicating details to the DVM overseeing the case.
  • Inpatient treatments and nursing care throughout the shift.
  • Calculating and administering medication, fluid additives, CRI's

About You:
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working in a veterinary hospital setting is required. 1 year of ECC experience is preferred.
  • RVT, VTS, or VACSP preferred but not required.
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience with anesthetic monitoring.
  • Proficiency in processing basic laboratory specimens and working knowledge of radiographic techniques is required.
  • Positive outlook and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and commitment to develop long-term relationships with colleagues, clients, and community is required.
  • Passion for providing the highest quality in patient care.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are required, and the ability to deliver exceptional client service is expected.

  • Our compensation for this role typically falls between $20.00 and $30.20 hourly. Compensation is based on skills and experience. We offer an additional shift differential for swing and grave shifts
  • Shifts: 3-12's or 4-10's, Overnight
  • 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 the pursuit of VTS
  • Health and wellness programs, including access to the League wellness app
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

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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