Registered Veterinary Technician, Emergency

Santa Barbara, CA
Full Time
Registered Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Assistant – Emergency - Overnight Shift
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 Advanced Veterinary Specialists!
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 evaluating applications from dedicated, reliable, diligent, and team-centric candidates who are prepared to integrate into our highly-trained veterinary healthcare professionals. Our mission involves not only partnering with a distinguished group of veterinary experts but also offering you a platform to develop and strengthen your skills.
Compassionate: Demonstrates genuine care and empathy for animals and their well-being, as well as the ability to comfort and support pet owners during challenging times.
Detail-Oriented: Pays meticulous attention to details, ensuring accurate record-keeping, medication dosages, and treatment plans.
Team Player: Works collaboratively with veterinarians, fellow technicians, and support staff to provide comprehensive and effective patient care.
Adaptable: Thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, able to handle unexpected situations and make sound decisions under pressure.
Strong Communication: Effectively communicates with both colleagues and pet owners, conveying information clearly and with patience, ensuring everyone is well-informed and involved in the treatment process.
Problem Solver: Exhibits critical thinking skills and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues that may arise during procedures or patient care.
Organized: Maintains a well-organized workspace, keeps track of appointments, and manages tasks efficiently to ensure a smooth workflow.
Gentle Demeanor: Handles animals with a calm and gentle touch, minimizing stress and anxiety during examinations and treatments.
Quick Learner: Eager to acquire new knowledge and techniques, staying updated on advancements in veterinary medicine and technology.
Positive Attitude: Approaches challenges with a positive outlook, fostering a supportive and encouraging atmosphere within the team.
Time Management: Manages tasks and responsibilities effectively, optimizing time to ensure all duties are completed promptly and thoroughly.
Dedication: Shows a strong commitment to the well-being of animals and their owners, going above and beyond to ensure high-quality patient care.
If you possess these traits and are passionate about providing exceptional veterinary care, we invite you to apply and become an integral part of our team.
If you possess these traits and are passionate about providing exceptional veterinary care, we invite you to apply and become an integral part of our team.
Some duties you will own in this role:
  • Triage and prioritize incoming patients
  • Stabilize patients in critical condition
  • Assist with diagnostic procedures
  • Administer medications and fluids
  • Provide wound care and post-surgical support
  • Monitor vital signs and report abnormalities
  • Assist during surgeries and emergency procedures
  • Communicate with pet owners
  • Maintain accurate medical records
  • Ensure cleanliness and sanitization
  • Educate pet owners on aftercare
  • Collaborate with the veterinary team
  • Stay updated through continuing education
  • Offer compassion and emotional support to patients and owners.
Basic Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma
  • 2+ years of clinical experience in the veterinary industry RVT license highly preferred
  • 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)
  • 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 up to $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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