VTS Emergency and Critical Care

West Caldwell, NJ
Full Time
The Animal Emergency & Referral Associates in West Caldwell, NJ is hiring a dedicated and enthusiastic ECC Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) to join our outstanding team!

VTS preferred but would consider a CVT with 5+ years experience in Emergency & Critical Care!

Education Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED
  • CVT required
Compensation is based on experience and skill level. Starting at $35/ hour for VTS.

Overnight Shift = Wednesday – Saturday 4 PM – 2 AM
Day Shift = Wednesday – Saturday 7 AM – 5 PM
Weekends as needed.

Position Overview:
The purpose of the position is to provide primary support to the ER doctors with any and all treatments and procedures, while ensuring the best quality of care possible to our patients. The Certified Veterinary Technician must pay attention to detail and maintain very high standards of cleanliness and care. Must be able to communicate well with coworkers to ensure overall accuracy and satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities:
To provide care to incoming emergencies with any and all needs, including but not limited to:
  • To provide care to incoming emergencies and hospitalized patients with any and all needs, including but not limited to:
  • Triage/patient assessment, obtain vital data, IVC placement, phlebotomy, intubations, administering injections, radiology, laboratory, basic anesthesia (preparation/assistance/monitoring), RECOVER CPR
  • Administer basic first aid as needed
  • Administer treatments and monitor status of critical care and intensive care patients
  • Provide stabilization support (temp, BP, fluid resuscitation, etc) to incoming emergencies
  • Document and communicate patient information accurately into patient medical records
  • Communicate patient status, changes in status, patient report information accurately and thoroughly with doctor
  • Maintain clean, dry and comfortable surroundings for all patients
  • Set up and maintain equipment as needed, knowledge of use of monitoring/diagnostic equipment
  • Safely and effectively restrain patients
  • Record medical history/data accurately
  • Prepare and administer medications and treatments as prescribed by doctors
  • Collect, prepare, label and test laboratory specimens as needed
  • Provide assistance with patient euthanasia and aftercare of remains in a timely manner
  • Provide basic client education on nutrition, home care, zoonotic diseases, medication administration, post-operative care, and all other hospital recommendations/protocols, as directed by a veterinarian
  • Re-stock and maintain cleanliness of ICU, treatment area, exam rooms, lab, pharmacy, radiology, isolation
  • Train less experienced staff members on proper policies, procedures, technical skills, and medical information
  • Cross-train to assist in other areas of the hospital as needed

Experience & Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of 2 years experience
  • Ability to perform all key responsibilities of Technician Assistant
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and acceptable sanitation/sterilization practices
  • Comprehension of commonly used medical terminology and equipment
  • Ability to calculate accurate dosages and injections
  • Familiarity with CPR and rescue breathing
  • Ability to take direction from a variety of people under various situations and accurately follow instructions
  • Capability of anticipating needs of Doctors and Nurses and show initiative
  • Ability to react quickly and appropriately during emergency situations, and remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent communication/people skills
  • Good grooming and hygiene
  • Must have team-oriented attitude and promote positive culture
  • Considerable tact and diplomacy in dealing with clients affected by a variety of problems
  • Ability to work with and without direct supervision
  • Capability to kneel, bend, and to lift various sizes of animals onto treatment tables, without assistance at times < 50 lbs


Ethos Veterinary Health offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees.  The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process.  For positions based in Colorado, Ethos Veterinary Health provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.


Ethos Veterinary Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.


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