Registered Veterinary Technician -Anesthesia

San Marcos, CA
Full Time
Registered Veterinary Technician - Anesthesia - VSH North County

Are you a passionate and dedicated Veterinary Technician ready to take your career to new heights? Join our us at Veterinary Specialty Hospital North County and be a crucial part of our dynamic team!

With our Board Certified Anesthesiologist and skilled veterinary professionals, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional patient care and building strong client relationships.

About Us: 
At Veterinary Specialty Hospital North County, we are more than just a 24-hour emergency/critical care and specialty veterinary hospital – we're a compassionate community dedicated to providing exceptional medical care for pets and their owners. Our team is committed to excellence, and you could be a vital part of our mission!

Duties you will own in this role:

  • Prepare and set up anesthesia equipment and supplies for surgical procedures.
  • Calculate and administer anesthetic agents according to established protocols.
  • Ensure the availability of necessary monitoring equipment and medications.
  • Ability to perform arterial catheterization, epidurals, difficult intubation, and critical case management.
  • Perform pre-anesthetic assessments, including physical examinations and review of patient history.
  • Monitor vital signs (e.g., heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, temperature) during anesthesia and surgery.
  • Respond promptly to any changes in patient status, and report abnormalities to the anesthesia team.
  • Assist the department in positioning and preparing the patient for surgery or procedures.
  • Administer and adjust anesthesia as needed to maintain an appropriate level of sedation or anesthesia depth.
  • Continuously monitor and record patient parameters during surgery or procedures.
  • Assist in the recovery process, ensuring patients wake up smoothly from anesthesia.
  • Administer post-operative pain management and supportive care as directed by the veterinary team.
  • Monitor patients in the post-anesthetic period for any signs of complications or distress.
  • Clean, maintain, and sterilize anesthesia equipment and supplies.
  • Perform routine checks to ensure proper functioning of monitoring devices
  • Accurately document anesthesia records, including drug dosages, patient parameters, and any incidents during the procedure.
  • Maintain organized patient records and ensure compliance with hospital policies.
  • Collaborate with other veterinary technicians, veterinarians, and support staff to ensure seamless patient care.
  • Provide clear and concise communication regarding patient status and any concerns to the veterinary team.

Your Schedule:

  • Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 7pm 
  • Rotating on-call schedule, with the opportunity to earn an on-call bonus!


  • Credentialed Technician (RVT) or equivalent experience range: $24—$34/hr.
  • Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) range: $35—$42/hr.

Why Join Us?

  • Comprehensive Benefits: Enjoy a full range of benefits, including health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401(k), PTO, uniform allowance, substantial employee pet discount, and more!
  • Professional Development: Grow your career with a generous CE allowance and opportunities for advancement within the hospital.
  • Team Collaboration: Work in a collaborative and supportive team environment, fostering camaraderie between departments in our open treatment area.

About You:

  • Active license in the state of CA, RVT
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the veterinary field with anesthesia experience a must
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written; organizational skills; proactive thinking and a positive attitude are also a must
  • Accuracy in calculating and delivering anesthetic agents, fluids, and CRIs
  • Proficiency in record keeping related to medical procedures including daily treatments administered, patient status, procedures completed, supplies used, and anesthetic records
  • Review and understanding of all medical records pertinent to patient care
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience with anesthetic monitoring is required
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and a commitment to developing long-term relationships with colleagues, clients, and community is required
  • Maintain a positive outlook and ability to work well in stressful situations
  • The ability to deliver exceptional client service is a priority.
If you are ready to make a difference in the field of veterinary medicine, we want to talk to you! Join us and be a part of our mission to advance the veterinary profession through leadership in medicine, education, and the promotion of the human-animal bond. 

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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