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Advertise on the WSAVT's website! Our state's association has a target audience of Licensed Veterinary Technicians as well as students of accredited veterinary technology programs.  Cost for a 1 month ad published on this website is $35.

To post an ad and pay by credit card, use our "Submit A Career" feature: http://wsavt.org/careers/submit-a-career  Submit your payment by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of that page, and then submit your ad text as you would like it posted in the text boxes below and click SUBMIT at the bottom of that page (two step process).

If you have any difficulties please contact Sheila Miller, LVT at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians: When contacting a veterinary practice about an open position, please mention that you found out about their opening on the WSAVT website. Businesses want to know that our organization is helping them find the qualified candidates that they need, like you.

 

Current Job Listings

  

 

 

Veterinary Tech FT- cats only

We are an AAHA accredited hospital looking for a licensed veterinary technician with feline only practice experience. We have a very loyal clientele that expects the very best for both themselves and their cats. We are looking for a professional, dependable and enthusiastic individual to join our fun and friendly staff. A current WA veterinary technician license and excellent attention to detail are required.

A sampling of responsibilities include: Care of hospitalized patients; Assess vital signs and perform basic in house diagnostics; Administer injections; SQ fluid therapy; Radiology; Dental prophylaxis; Surgical preparations; Administering and monitoring anesthesia and recovery

Monday through Friday schedule with the occasional holiday. Benefits: $18.00/hour. uniforms, 401-k, sick leave, paid vacation, CE

Cat Clinic of Seattle. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: catclinicofseattle.com  (posted 7/18/2017)

 

 

Part Time Technician or Assistant: Busy multi-doctor small animal day practice on Bainbridge Island seeks Licensed Technician or experienced Assistant.

Position is part time with potential to go full time.   Candidates should possess excellent technical and customer service skills and be comfortable working in a fast paced environment with good attention to detail.  

A current Washington State license in good standing is required for the technician position.  

Salary commensurate with experience.

Please submit resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with Tech/Assistant position in the subject line. (posted 7/17/2017)

 

 

Veterinary Assistant: Olympia Veterinary Surgical Specialists is hiring a referral coordinator!

Our board certified surgeons perform orthopedic, soft tissue, and oncologic surgeries, including arthroscopy, laparoscopy, and thoracoscopy. OVS is a multi-disciplinary specialty hospital with advanced diagnostics including a 16-slice CT, and specialists in oncology, internal medicine, surgery, anesthesia and physical therapy.

Responsibilities: Client communications including scheduling appointments and patient updates; Primary care veterinarian communications; Community outreach and marketing assistance; Computer entry of medical care information and medical record management; Assistance with patient care, cleanliness, and restraint

Candidates should possess: Excellent communication skills-- both verbal and written; Ability to work as a team player; Ability to multi-task in a busy environment; Ability to speak and hear by phone and in person; Ability to read, write and type English; Ability to use and learn Mac computers; Ability to master large volumes of detailed information ; Ability to work a flexible schedule and long days (weekends and potential evenings if needed.); Able to maintain composure during stressful situations

Requirements: The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and a team player. 1 year of animal handling experience, Would prefer a candidate that is comfortable with all the responsibilities listed above, but we are willing to train the right person

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Health benefits; Personal pet discount; Paid vacation time

Please send and letter of interest and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (posted 7/13/2017)

 

 

LVT needed: We are a busy 5 doctor small animal practice that has served Yakima since 1960.   We pride ourselves to provide high quality care for our patients.  Our technicians use their training to the max.  New graduates are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:  Graduate of an Accredited Veterinary Technician Program.  Must have a Washington state veterinary technician license or in the process of obtaining a license within 60 days of employment. No experience required.

Wages DOE.  Some of the benefits provided include paid vacation, sick, holiday, discounted veterinary care.

Please send resume to clinic mailing address: Tieton Drive Animal Clinic 3901 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA 98902, email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    or drop off at clinic, attention Natalie. (posted 7/10/2017)

 

Veterinary Technician and Assistant for ER and Critical Care

Incredible opportunity to spread your wings and fly! In search of enthusiastic qualified candidates to join our amazing team of doctors and veterinary nurses in our new state of the art veterinary and emergency center coming to Gig Harbor. Our new facility will offer 24-hour emergency services (veterinarian and technician on site at all time) surgery, intensive care, ultrasound, in-house laboratory, complete dental suite including digital dental x-ray, day practice preventative and ill care.

Qualified candidates will be compassionate, patient centered and highly motivated to put their skills and training to the test. All candidates must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills. Must be honest, reliable, flexible, independent and have the proven ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment. Shifts available include weekends, holidays, and overnights. One to two year related experience is required; surgery and critical care experiences is a plus!

Veterinary ER Nurse: The emergency nurse is to be responsible for treatments of hospitalized patients and outpatient diagnostics and treatments and assisting emergency nurse lead when necessary. Essential technician duties will include: managing case flow of patients presenting to the ER and assisting doctors in creating a priority of the patients, drug dosage calculation and administration, laboratory diagnostics, and management of critically ill patients.

Lead ER Nurse: The emergency department nurse lead will serve as a mentor, a technician/assistant advocate, and patient nurse. This position will aid the emergency medical lead and manager in achieving greater efficiency and cohesiveness in the emergency department. Essential leadership duties include: supervising technicians and assistants in our 24/7 ER department, acting as the point person for department team members, coaching employees on performance issues, and encouraging teamwork through communication.

Generous salary and comprehensive benefit package. Competitive salary and benefits package available including PTO, health, dental, vision, life, 401(k) with matching contribution and continuing education. Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume attention Hospital Administrator. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Job Type: Full-time   Required experience:  is required; surgery: 2 year   Veterinary Technician: 2 years   Required license or certification:LVT  (posted 7/7/2017)

 

 

JOB TITLE: Licensed Veterinary Technician    LOCATION: West Seattle, WA

WHO WE ARE: We are Lien Animal Clinic, a local, busy small-animal veterinary practice in West Seattle that has been serving our community since 1951. We are a fun, hard-working group of 8 doctors and 30+ support staff that really care about each other and the patients in our care. We strive to provide our clients and their beloved critters with superior care from the moment they walk through our doors and are lucky enough to have some of the best clients you could ask for. We surround ourselves with positive co-workers who thrive in an environment where learning is encouraged, exceptional care is taught, and a little silliness is welcomed. We are looking for an addition to our team who will go the extra mile and can see themselves shine in a fast-paced, lively work space. 

JOB DESCRIPTION: The veterinary technician is the primary support to doctors and patients.  The technician must be able to pay attention to detail, respond quickly and calmly to crises, and maintain very high standards of patient care.  Excellent technical medical skills are required.  The technician must be able to communicate well with clients, showing care and concern for their pets.  In addition, the technician must able to organize/delegate the activities on the downstairs treatment room and communicate well with other staff members. 

QUALIFICATIONS: You are the proud owner of a Veterinary Technician License and have some clinical experience in the industry. (New graduates are absolutely considered, so show us your stuff!) You are available several days a week including rotations through weekends and holiday coverage. You understand the importance of quality medicine and love to participate in continuing education so you can stay on top of new ideas and care. You are capable of lifting 50# unaided and can be on the go for a good part of the day. You handle the demands of a busy day with tact and feel comfortable with client interaction. You are, above all, kind to those around you, thoughtful in your decisions and enjoy making someone’s day. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Our full-time employees may qualify for: Continuing Education and Uniform Allowance; Dental Benefits; SIMPLE Retirement Plan options; Discounted Veterinary Services; Holiday Pay; Paid Personal Time; Competitive Wages 

If you feel like we would be a good fit for you, please apply online with a cover letter and completed resume at https://lienanimal.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=1  (posted 6/29/2017)

 

 

PT LVT wanted: Pet Health Clinic in Sunnyside is seeking a part time licensed veterinary technician: 3 days a week, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:00 - 5:30. No emergency or on-call, but some weekend patient care is required.

Our three doctors rely on our technicians for venipuncture, restraint, digital radiographs (including dental rads) and client education, but also for sharing information and observations, and really being part of a team with the doctor.

No experience required for a LVT. Starting salary $16 plus benefits: paid vacation, retirement account (after 24 months of employment), paid license and CE allowance. 

Sense of humor required. 

Please send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or fax to (509) 837-4137 (posted 6/28/2017)

 

 

Licensed Veterinary Technician Needed in Spokane, WA

Fairwood Animal Hospital in Spokane, WA, is seeking a Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our very busy 3–doctor team! We believe in providing high quality veterinary medicine and compassionate care for all of our patients.

As part of the Fairwood team, your passion for providing top notch quality care must be matched with a commitment to your professional growth. You will be working with a solid team of dedicated professionals that are devoted to making a lasting impact on the quality of people and pet’s lives. We work very hard and fun while doing it!!

This position will be supporting our doctors within a positive workplace culture and over time will be expected to be a healthy and respectful leader in this role. The ideal candidate will have a passion for providing high quality medical care and MUST be: Reliable; Have superior attention to detail; Posses a strong work ethic

Duties will include all those typically assigned to a licensed veterinary technician including but not limited to: Venipuncture; Anesthesia monitoring; Operating laboratory equipment; Performing microscopic evaluations; Administering vaccines and medications; Surgical preparation and assisting; Dental prophy’s and digital dental radiographs; Diagnostic digital radiographs; Filling prescriptions

If this sounds like you, then we would love to get to know more about you!

This is a full-time position 35-40 hours per week, working four 10-hour shifts with Saturday rotations. Candidate must have a current Washington State Veterinary Technician license, be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screening, be at least 18 years of age, and have dependable transportation. NEW GRADUATES are encouraged to apply. Salary DOE.

Please send email, cover letter, and at least 3 professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please put “LVT” in the subject line when sending. Please NO phone calls or Walk Ins. (posted 6/26/2017)

 

 

Licensed Vet Tech or Experienced Assistant Needed Immediately

Critter Doctor Animal Hospital, located in Kirkland, Washington, has an immediate opening for a licensed veterinary technician or experienced veterinary assistant. 

We are a progressive, privately owned two doctor hospital practicing excellent medicine (the same care that a person would wish for their own human family members) in a team-based, non-corporate environment. Owner is a DVM and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT), which allows us to offer a broad range of alternative therapies to all our patients. 

Come join a clinic where you can form lasting relationships with clients, staff and patients...with a team voted Kirkland's best vet hospital. Drive our success as you drive your own—by using your informed medical judgment combined with a high level of empathy, confidence and skill to build a loyal client base and heal pets.      

If this sounds like a place you'd like to be, get in touch.  We're waiting to hear from you.

What we can offer you: good benefits, a collaborative, problem solving approach to daily challenges,  a team expanding into alternative medical approaches (now offering comprehensive canine rehab therapy with a certified C.C.R.T. professional), a central location near downtown Kirkland, a recently expanded facility with a staff committed to growing the practice, and a positive upbeat work environment.

Benefits: Paid vacation, Paid holidays, Retirement plan, Health coverage, Annual allowance for scrubs and continuing education, Personal pet discounts

Our hours are Mon-Fri 8-6, Sat 9-3, closed  Sunday. Competitive salary, DOE.  Fax resume to 425.814.8421 or email your response. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.critterdoctor.com (posted 6/26/2017)

 

 

Veterinary Technician : Full time Veterinary Technician wanted for large, multi-doctor practice in Bellevue.

LVT license required. We are a fast paced hospital with high standards of patient care, and are seeking a hardworking, compassionate, dependable, and skilled technician to join our Tech department. The major goal of the Veterinary Technician in our hospital is to provide quality medical care to patients, to assist Veterinarians in routine and emergency situations, and to educate staff and clients in a broad range of topics that will increase awareness and compliance for responsible pet care. 

Additional requirements include strong communication skills, flexibility in scheduling, and a willingness to learn and grow in the profession. 

Salary is based on experience level. Benefits include medical, dental, vacation, pet, 401K, etc. after eligibility requirements have been met. 

Please e-mail or fax your resume to Attention: Angie /Tech Position: Fax 425-373-4863 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Companion Animal Hospital, 1827-156th Avenue NE, Bellevue, Washington 98007, 425-746-1800 (posted 6/23/2017)

 

 

Veterinary Technician Positions - WSU

The Washington State University Critical Care Unit is a 24/7 fully staffed fast growing service. Licensed technicians are always on duty helping to oversee and assist with patient stabilization and treatments. This team of outstanding professionals provide compassionate care at the highest level using the latest tools, medicines, and techniques. The staff handles the critically ill and emergent patients with around-the-clock observation and therapy. Veterinary Specialist duties include peripheral and central intravenous line placement, canine and feline urinary catheter placement, pain assessment, administering constant rate infusions, monitoring vitals including direct and indirect blood pressure, ECG monitoring, and patient advocacy. Duties at Veterinary Specialist 2 and 3 levels will also include performing and/or assisting with thoracocentesis, abdominocentesis, administering blood transfusions, performing CPR and helping to develop the emergency and critical care knowledge of the 4th year veterinary students. Therefore good communication and teaching skills are needed. Veterinary Specialist 3 position requires experience directing the work of others. Positions available at all levels, depending on experience.                                                                                                                                

Requirements: Positions at all levels require an Associate Degree from an accredited school of animal technology; or registration, certification or licensure in an animal or veterinary technician field. Must meet the required critera (WAC 246-935-060) to be eligible to sit for the Washington State veterinary technician exam and must pass the exam the first time it is available. 

In addition to the above requirements, Veterinary Specialist 1 and 2 positions require one-year experience with the care and treatment of animals in a veterinary practice, or equivalent education/experience.  Veterinary Specialist 3 requires two-years experience with the care and treatment of animals in a veterinary practice, or equivalent education/experience.

To apply, visit www.wsujobs.com (posted 6/23/2017)

 

 

Olympia Veterinary Specialists - Surgery are hiring credentialed veterinary technicians! 

Our board certified surgeons perform orthopedic, soft tissue, and oncologic surgeries, including arthroscopy, laparoscopy, and thoracoscopy. OVS is a multi-disciplinary specialty hospital with advanced diagnostics including a 16-slice CT, and specialists in oncology, internal medicine, surgery, anesthesia and physical therapy.

Experience in IUC/Medical therapy is preferred, but we are willing to train the right motivated technician. 

Responsibilities include: Anesthesia and pain management; Calculating and managing CRIs; Proficiency in medical math; Surgical assistance; Surgical preparation ; Surgical patient care; Surgical pack care and preparation; Client communication regarding the perioperative period; IV catheter placement and care; Animal handling skills; Performing in-house lab work and radiographs

Candidates should possess: Excellent communication skills-- both verbal and written; Ability to work as a team player; Ability to multi-task in a busy environment; Ability to speak and hear by phone and in person; Ability to read, write and type English; Ability to use and learn computers; Ability to master large volumes of detailed information; Ability to work a flexible schedule and long days

Requirements: Self-motivated and a team player. Licensed veterinary technician, eligible for or current Washington licensure. Would prefer a candidate that is comfortable with all the responsibilities listed above, but we are willing to train the right person. The ideal candidate will have the ability to multitask in a busy environment.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Health and dental benefits. Personal pet discount/insurance. Paid vacation time.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (posed 6/19/2017)

 

 

VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle is seeking experienced LVTs 

VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle is seeking experienced Licensed Veterinary Technicians and veterinary assistants to join our rapidly growing multi-specialty hospital that includes 24-hour emergency/critical care, neurology, surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, oncology and radiology. We are honored to have the opportunity to provide cutting-edge, progressive and compassionate medical care and exceptional client service. We are located just north of Seattle, where it is an ideal place to establish a healthy work and home life balance by fulfilling your career goals, plus have great adventures on your days off. VSC provides the opportunity and support needed to technicians that desire to expand their knowledge and skill set.  We are a teaching hospital, which provides a great resource for technicians needing to complete an externship while in their technician program.

We're looking for believers in the possibilities of high quality veterinary medicine and patient care--with the experience and technical know-how to make that happen. . ..a devoted team player who thrives in a collaborative environment, and is invested in their colleagues' success. . ..someone who takes enormous pride in their ability to listen and speak to clients like a trusted friend. . .a service-minded professional who is energized by the gratitude of others and in the satisfaction of a job done right.

If this describes you, then we want you on our team! Please send your resume and a cover letter stating which department interests you and why you feel you would be a good addition to our team here at VSC to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Current Departments Hiring: ER /ICU is looking for LVTs, and Neurology, Radiology, & Oncology are looking for assistants 

We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package after 30 days, including: medical/dental/vision and paid vacation (for F/T employees), 401(k), personal pet care discounts, generous CE allotment, advanced training for career advancing opportunities, relocation reimbursement, plus more!

VCA Veterinary Specialty Center will fully sponsor those individuals pursuing their VTS (Veterinary Technician Specialty) in Emergency & Critical Care, Anesthesia, Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology and Internal Medicine.  We look forward to hearing from you!     (posted 6/16/2017)

 

 

Seattle Veterinary Associates is seeking an experienced LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician needed! Are you looking for job satisfaction? Do you want to love your job and the people you work with?  Are you looking for a company that values your input and encourages both personal and professional growth? Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of pets and the people who love them?   Look no further!

Our mission statement is simple: Make life better for people and their pets. Whether it is educating an owner about how best to soothe their anxious cat or providing life-saving surgery to a sick dog, we strive to put the health and comfort of our clients and patients at the forefront of our practice.

Be a part of something great! Join a veterinary team with an excellent track record of employee retention and high employee satisfaction! We are a fun team of highly skilled individuals who encourage teammates to continue learning and growing in a positive, supportive environment.

We seek an energetic Veterinary Technician who wants to have fun while working to provide excellent care for pets and their people.  There are two full time positions available ranging from 30 to 39 hours a week. Both are considered full time and offer full benefits after 90 days.

Our technicians are challenged to use their skills at a high level and to strive toward continuous learning.  Our doctors appreciate and respect the knowledge and training licensed veterinary technicians bring to the profession and are not afraid to encourage growth. You can expect to perform all the skills outlined in the WAC.  http://app.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=246-935

Our generous compensation package begins after 90 days and includes competitive wages, medical, vision, dental and life insurance, continuing education, uniforms, discounted pet care, revenue share, paid time off, 6 paid holidays. Retirement matching plans are available after 2 years.  Starting hourly compensation rate of $17.85 to $18.85 based on level of experience, and a hiring bonus of $1,000.00 will be paid upon completion of 90 days of employment.

Seattle Veterinary Associates is comprised of self-managed teams, so all employees have input and responsibilities pertaining to our daily operations and long term planning. A successful employee will be one who wants to play an active role in patient care and who has good problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

If you are a veterinary technician who is licensed in Washington and would like to join us, please respond via email to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   and attach your resume and cover letter. Be sure to provide an email address, as qualified applicants will be asked to take a pre-interview test (Wonderlic Online). (posted 6/15/2017)

 

 

Licensed Vet Tech Needed!! Animal Clinic of Spokane is a well-established small animal practice located in North Spokane .

We are a three doctor practice and rapidly expanding. We are currently seeking a full-time licensed veterinarian technician with competency in anesthesia, dentistry, placing IV catheters, blood draws, lab work, medical calculations, and great communication skills with clients and coworkers. Our ideal candidate is self motivated, has a professional appearance, and is eager to learn.

*Experience not required, we are willing to train*; Salary DOE; Benefits also available and a Signing Bonus

If interested please drop off or email us you resume and references at: Animal Clinic of Spokane, 6322 N Wall St, Spokane, WA 99208  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (posted 6/15/2017)

 

 

Hiring Full & Part time LVT: We are looking to hire a LVT for our small animal veterinary clinic in Tumwater (10 mins outside of Olympia) and at our ‘sister’ clinic in Yelm.

For the Tumwater location:  All skills as a VT will be utilized! Shifts vary, as we are open 6 days a week (may be moving to 7)  and until 6pm on weekdays (maybe moving to 8pm). This position is some nights and weekends with day shifts. We are an established and moderately paced hospital. We have digital full body radiology, Impromed is our computer system and we use Heska for inside lab, Phoenix  for outside lab.

We are a friendly, easy going clinic with great benefits. Salary: Based on Experience – Minimum $19 an hour and up

Please feel free to send a resume attachment with a response to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    or fax to 360-943-2994 Attn: Gabby, with LVT job in the subject line.

For the Yelm location:  All skills as a VT will be utilized! Shifts vary, as we are open 7 days a week and until 8pm on weekdays. This position is some nights and weekends with day shifts. We are an established, AAHA accredited and fast paced hospital. We have digital full body radiology, Cornerstone is our computer system and we use Idexx for inside and outside lab.

We are a very friendly, easy going clinic with great benefits. Salary: Based on Experience – Minimum $19 an hour and up.

Please feel free to send a resume attachment with a response to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or fax to 360-458-7072 Attn: Peggy, with LVT job in the subject line.

Please, no calls, just send resumes and we will contact you to set up working interviews. Feel free to ask any questions. (posted 6/15/2017)

 

 

Wheaton Way Veterinary Hospital is offering full time positions for experienced and professional Veterinary Assistants, Kennel Attendants, Receptionist and LVTs.  

This is a privately owned practice with a dedicated and passionate clientele.  We have 3 vets and the practice owner is boarded with ABVP.  Applicants should have a strong work ethic, compassion, and a desire for a career in veterinary medicine where you can grow your skill set.  This is a busy practice and applicants should be comfortable with multi-tasking as well as working with a team while treating clients, pets and coworkers with respect and dignity.  The work schedule will include Saturdays so flexibility in scheduling is required.  Our practice offers competitive wages and benefits.  Only applicants with experience working in a veterinary hospital will be considered. 

Please fax your resumes to 360-377-5496. (posted 6/15/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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