Senior Veterinary Assistant, Emergency, Advanced Veterinary Specialists

Santa Barbara, CA
Full Time
Senior Veterinary Assistant – Emergency 

Who we are:

We are excited to announce that SAGE Veterinary Centers has merged with Ethos Veterinary Health, driving a vibrant community that fuses expertise, innovation, and an unwavering dedication to advancing animal health and compassionate care.

Join us in shaping the future of veterinary excellence and professional growth at our Santa Barbara location!

Our medical staff consists of board-certified specialists in surgery, oncology, internal medicine, cardiology, and dentistry in addition to a skilled and experienced group of emergency veterinarians. We are proud of the doctors we have appointed to provide you and your pet the highest level of care possible.

Who you are:

We are currently reviewing resumes from motivated, trustworthy, industrious, and team-oriented individuals who want to join our team of experienced and well-trained veterinary health care professionals. Bring your determination to succeed, and we'll provide you with the opportunity to grow!

Duties and responsibilities you may own in this role:
  • Demonstrate safe and proper restraint of fractious animals
  • Participate in receiving and giving rounds to ensure continuity of care
  • Administer subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intravenous medications and understand potential adverse effects of medications
  • Perform nursing care tasks such as placing and/or maintaining urinary catheters, nasoenteral tubes, nasal oxygen tubes, chest and abdominal tubes.
  • Exceptional nursing care skills for a variety of hospitalized patients
  • Experience with anesthetic procedures in an ER environment
  • Exceptional nursing care skills for a variety of hospitalized patients
  • Triaging and admitting emergent cases
  • Diagnostic procedures such as radiographs and a variety of in house lab work
  • Continually demonstrate exceptional and empathetic client communication and education whether it be in written or verbal form in a timely manner.

Basic Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma
  • 2+ years of clinical experience in the veterinary industry
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interface with staff and clients using tact, patience, professional courtesy, and exhibit confidentiality and discretion where appropriate
  • Consistent and reliable ability to perform mathematical calculations for drug doses, CRIs, client invoices and estimates, and other position-related calculations
  • Maintain the California Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permit (VACSP); must obtain within 60-days of hire or transfer into this role; (this requirement is waived if incumbent holds a valid CA-RVT license)
Work Schedule:
  • Full-Time
  • Flexible Schedules Available
  • Some Weekend and Holiday Availability Required

  • Monthly in-house RACE-approved courses and staff development opportunities for all employees!
  • Get paid to learn!  We’ll cover eligible expenses for continuing education and coursework!
  • We also pay YOU when you hit major career milestones, earn your RVT or your VTS and get a cash bonus!
  • Compensation range $18.00 - $35.00 hourly plus differentials and overtime as needed. The actual rate offered will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.
  • RVT or Senior Veterinary Assistant hiring bonus of $5,000 for new full time employees
Our pay ranges are primarily determined by role, level, and location. The range provided for each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for the position. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

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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