Veterinary Technician, Urgent Care

Redwood City, CA
Full Time
Urgent Care
Mid Level
Registered Veterinary Technician or Senior Veterinary Assistant – Urgent Care 
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 Redwood City location!
SAGE Redwood City stands as the foremost respected center for specialized and emergency veterinary services in the SF Bay Area. We set the benchmark for delivering compassionate and cooperative veterinary care that enhances the well-being of pets and their caregivers.

At SAGE Redwood City, we ensure top-tier care for your beloved companion by focusing on diverse realms of veterinary medicine, utilizing the latest advancements in research and treatments.

As a valued member of our team, you will have the opportunity to refine your interpersonal skills. In the roles of emergency and specialty technicians, we frequently cultivate meaningful connections with pet owners. We empower them with the knowledge and skills needed to provide optimal care for their pets within their homes. Our collaborative approach involves working closely with pet owners, often extending guidance and insights.
SAGE Redwood City serves as an exceptional platform for synergy. Often, multiple veterinarians contribute their professional insights to cases. This dynamic fosters a rich environment where diverse perspectives converge to achieve the best outcomes for each animal in our care.
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 appropriate environment. 
The ideal candidate:
  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) certification or extensive experience as a Senior Veterinary Assistant.
  • Proficiency in animal handling, restraint, and nursing care.
  • Excellent knowledge of veterinary medical terminology and procedures.
  • Experience with diagnostic equipment, including radiology and laboratory equipment.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to empathize and communicate effectively with pet owners.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis.
  • Prior experience in an urgent care or emergency veterinary setting is highly desirable.
Duties you will be responsible for in this role:
  • Perform triage and provide immediate medical attention to incoming patients.
  • Collect and record patient history, vital signs, and symptoms.
  • Assist veterinarians with diagnostic procedures, treatments, and surgeries.
  • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments as directed by the veterinarian.
  • Perform laboratory tests, including blood work, urinalysis, and cytology.
  • Monitor patients under anesthesia and assist with dental cleanings.
  • Educate clients on proper animal care and medication administration.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date medical records.
  • 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)
Basic Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma
  • 2+ years of clinical experience in the veterinary industry
Work Schedule:
  • Full-Time
  • 4/10 Schedule
Compensation range: 
RVT: $25.00 - $40.00 hour
SVA: $25.00 - $36.00 hour
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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