Employers-Job Posting Information 

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.

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Current Job Listings



Veterinary Technician and Assistant - ER/ICU

Animal Medical Center of Seattle (AMCS) is looking for friendly and career minded Licensed Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants to join our growing, progressive Emergency Department in Shoreline, WA. Our doctors, support staff and managers all work together to provide the most comprehensive care and customer service for our patients, clients and the referring veterinary community. For full-time ER/ICU positions, AMCS offers a unique schedule rotation with five days off every other week.

Successful Veterinary Technician applicants will require the following experience, skills and training to be considered: Currently licensed or eligible to become licensed as a Veterinary Technician in the state of Washington; VTS credentialed technicians or those interested in pursuing obtaining VTS credentials are encouraged to apply.  Has successfully completed and graduated from an accredited veterinary technician program OR has “grandfathered in” and successfully challenged the VTNE to obtain credentialed status.  At least 2 years of full-time experience in a veterinary hospital setting is required.  Experience in the field of Veterinary Emergency/Critical Care preferred.  Is able to bend, kneel, stoop, and stand for long periods of time; can individually and frequently lift patients and inventory up to 40 pounds.

Successful Veterinary Assistant applicants will require the following experience, skills, and training to be considered:  Has completed a basic High School level curriculum and received a diploma or GED.  At least 2 years of full-time experience in a veterinary hospital setting is required.  Is able to bend, kneel, stoop, and stand for long periods of time; can individually and frequently lift patients and inventory up to 40 pounds.

Benefits for full time employees include: competitive hourly compensation; health; dental; IRA with a company sponsored match; Life insurance; Employee Assistance Program; Long and short term disability insurance; discounted pet care; holiday pay; paid time off; reimbursement of licensing or medication clerk fees; company provided scrubs; $500 annual CE allowance for LVTs.

Please email your cover letter and resume if you are interested in joining our team at Animal Medical Center of Seattle and indicate “ER/ICU Technician” or “ER/ICU Assistant” in the subject line to April Panpipat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We appreciate your enthusiasm; however, we cannot take phone calls at this time as our phone lines are reserved for serving our clients. (posted 10/27/2017)



Licensed Veterinary Technician wanted at Arlington Veterinary Hospital

Arlington Veterinary Hospital is a new  (3.5 year old )mixed animal practice located in Arlington, Washington.  The small community is warm, caring, and embraces our practice philosophy.   We are a rapidly growing veterinary hospital and need excited and enthusiastic team members.  Client education and understanding is very important so that we can serve our patients better.  We see primarily small animals in our hospital and a few farm calls out the rural community.  We are an advanced hospital using new technology including ultrasound, cold laser therapy, and digital radiography.  We are a close knit family and we are looking for someone that is willing to work with our team, have fun, and learn new things.   Our schedule consists of 4 days a week working 9-9.5 hours a day (8:30-6:00pm with a 1 hour scheduled lunch break.)  Rotating in one Saturday a month from 8:45am-1:30pm.   A license is required and duties are consistent with a small animal veterinary technician including radiology, anesthesia, surgery nurse, dental procedures including dental radiography and minor extractions, vaccinations, surgical prep, and client education.

Continuing education is very important so after your introductory period, you will be awarded a CE allowance.  Pay is based on experience ($15-20/hour).  We currently offer a Simple retirement plan and paid vacation after the first year.  We offer an incredible pet care discount.

If you are interested in working for a great team in a wonderful environment, please send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 360-572-0345 or stop in and see our beautiful practice at 7728 204th St NE Ste B, Arlington, WA.   (posted 10/21/2017)



Experienced Veterinary Technician

Rathdrum Animal Clinic in Rathdrum Idaho, will be hiring for a full-time experienced Veterinary Technician to cover for maternity leave from January to April. Employment can begin as early as November.

The qualified candidate will be versed in all aspects of technician duties including phlebotomy, surgical assistance, dental prophy and digital dental x-rays, IV catheter placement and be knowledgeable in pharmaceuticals.  

The right candidate will be considered for full-time permanent employment beyond April. We pay a competitive wage and are an EOE.

Rathdrum Animal Clinic is a 3 doctor, full service, small animal practice. We are open Monday through Saturday and our shifts are 4/10's rotating every other Saturday.

If you feel this would be a good working situation for you, please call, stop by or email your resume to:

Cecelia Shelton: (208) 687-2200 / 6499 W. Commercial Park Ave. Rathdrum, Idaho / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (posted 10/18/2017)



ER Technicians Needed - Alpine Animal Hospital:

Alpine Animal Hospital is seeking a Full Time Emergency Technician to join our AAHA-accredited, 24-hour Emergency/Critical Care and Day Practice in beautiful Issaquah, Washington. Serving Issaquah and the surrounding communities for over 30 years, Alpine Animal Hospital is a well-established practice dedicated to providing exceptional veterinary care and outstanding customer service. Our hospital provides a wide range of diagnostic capabilities, including full in-house laboratory, digital radiology, ECG and on-site ultrasound.

Our ER/ICU technicians are responsible for patient care in the following capacities: monitoring, treatments and nursing care on unstable and/or critical patients, performing laboratory tests, surgery prep and anesthesia monitoring and recovery, triaging, admitting and discharging patients, client communication and education.

Skills and Qualifications:Knowledge of basic veterinary practices, procedures and terminology; Proficient written and verbal communication skills; Ability to appropriately handle, lift and restrain animals (dogs, cats, pocket pets, etc.); Ability to perform veterinary medical procedures (i.e. venipuncture, radiology, IV catheter placement, drug calculations, fluid and medication administration, and ability to assess & triage patients); Possess basic organizational and computer skills; Must have recent experience in an emergency or fast paced veterinary practice; Must be willing to work overnights, weekends and holidays; Dependable attendance required; Any allergies to animals must be controllable through medication; Must be able to lift 40 pounds, walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during a minimum 8-hour day

If you are looking for an opportunity to be part of a fun and dynamic team - look no further! We invest in our team members by offering a competitive salary with a generous benefits package including: comprehensive health insurance including dental, vision and employer paid life insurance, 401k, paid time off, continuing education, uniforms and an amazing pet care discount.

Interested applicants please click the link below to apply!  (posted 10/17/2017)



UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER Req #149858: Department:COMPARATIVE MEDICINE: Job Location:Health Sciences Center: Posting Date:10/05/2017 Closing Info: Closes On  NOVEMBER 6, 2017 ; Salary:Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Shift:First Shift Notes:

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our Benefitspage.  The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions.  Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.  Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.  The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions.  Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.  Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) is one of 12 basic science departments in the School of Medicine.  The mission of the department is to advance knowledge and improve the health and welfare of humans and animals through excellent service support, biomedical research, and teaching.  DCM is the central laboratory animal medicine resource at the University of Washington, supporting over 114,000 assignable square feet of animal facilities with an average daily census in excess of 100,000 animals across multiple species (e.g., rodents, rabbits, swine, and zebrafish).  The department employs over 175 individuals who provide a comprehensive range of animal husbandry, veterinary, and laboratory services across numerous vivaria.  The UW animal care program is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC) and provides services to over 400 principal investigators.  Faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and residents conduct basic and clinical research on a wide range of subjects including, but not limited to, comparative aspects of infectious disease, aging, cancer biology and genetics. 

The Department of Comparative Medicine currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 1 to be a part of a fast paced Veterinary Services team.  The employee in this position will support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues, as well as animal health.  In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purposes as a department:  advancing research, training, teamwork, and integrity and trust. 

The primary purpose of this position is to support research and core programs within the Department of Comparative Medicine and the University of Washington by performing investigative work in a specific pathogen free (SPF) animal facility working with and caring for unique animal models of disease. Support for research groups requires following multiple experimental protocols and schedules established by investigators and performing experimental procedures such as blood draws, administration of experimental and clinical drugs by various routes, and surgical procedures, as well as assisting with major surgeries, performing anesthesia, and monitoring vital signs of various experimentally manipulated animals.  Species involved are varied and can include at a minimum rodents, rabbits, ferrets, dogs, pigs, birds, and fish.   

Job Description:  Position duties and responsibilities : The duties below are performed in support of principal investigators (PIs) whose research involves animals of numerous species.  The research scientist/engineer 1 assists PIs in developing and implementing research protocols.  They will also guide the work of research assistants, technicians, and co-workers as necessary to achieve specific assignments. 

Animal Surgery Support: Using accepted methods and techniques, solves well-defined problems and performs specific and limited portions of broader projects, under technical guidance of the Animal Facility Director. Delivery and monitoring of anesthesia, including post-surgery recovery, for a variety of species. Aseptic handling and restraint of immuno-compromised mice in biosafety cabinets. Humane handling and restraint of a variety of species. Microsurgery and routine surgical procedures, such as orchiectomy of mice. Proficient in tail vein injections, oral gavage, blood collection and drug administration. Proficient in dose calculations, formulations and dilutions. Collection and processing of tissue and blood. Help develop new surgical techniques and anesthesia protocols to accomplish research goals. Maintenance and cleaning of anesthesia and surgical instruments and equipment. 

Collection and Documentation of Data : Successful performance of project related tasks provides support to on-going efforts and provides preliminary data for grant applications. Demonstrates proficiency in data collection (e.g. using calipers for determining tumor size). Helps maintain facility documentation and records 

In the SPF Animal Facility: Interacts in a collaborative manner with other team members to accomplish organizational goals; provide ideas for improved efficiency.  Defines and improves practices from experiences on small projects. Aseptic and humane handling and restraint of immuno-compromised mice in biosafety cabinets, and other species as needed. Communicate observations of animals before, during and after procedures and maintain, analyze, and distribute records of blood work and details of experimental procedures to team members as necessary. Participate in the organization and scheduling. Basic animal care. Facility maintenance and quality assurance including inventory and stock supplies and ensure that items are reordered as necessary for the surgery rooms and procedure rooms.  Take responsibility for proper collection of formalin for disposal. 

Training: Teach technical skills as necessary to team members such that they become proficient at necessary research procedures. Participate in all training activities necessary for the performance of the job, e.g., mouse, rat, rabbit, pig handling and anesthesia, aseptic surgical instruction and certification 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or a related field and a minimum of one year experience as a research technologist that includes hands-on experience working with laboratory animals OR one year experience as a veterinary technician.  Professional level experience may be substituted, year-for year, for the formal academic degree. 

Additional Requirements:Graduate of an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program or licensed veterinary technician. Experience administering and monitoring anesthesia in animals and performing other veterinary technical procedures. Excellent organizational skills and flexibility to work in an environment with constantly shifting and occasionally conflicting priorities. Ability to work with minimal supervision as well as collegially within diverse groups, following established guidelines. Ability to take direction and communicate effectively with others. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate judgement in sensitive situations. Ability to generate and maintain accurate, detailed records using appropriate medical language.Independent computer skills, including basic skills to use email and navigate on the internet. 

Desired: Knowledge of anatomy and physiology of a variety of animals including but not limited to rodents, rabbits, ferrets, dogs, pigs, birds and fish. Experience working in an ABSL-2/3 environment . Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.

Conditions of Employment: Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and carry 30 pounds. Physical ability required to do the work. Must be available to work some weekends and holidays and provide facility coverage for employees who are absent. Must be able to pass a Washington State Patrol background check.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of health assessment at the UW’s Employee Health Clinic.  The health assessment may include but is not limited to tuberculosis clearance, measles clearance, serum banking, and immunizations, such as tetanus and rabies, physical exam and/or review of work health history, x-rays, and/or assessment to wear positive or negative respiratory protective equipment.  These health assessments will be repeated periodically during work assignment.  Specific precautions may include wearing respirators and/or protective clothing.  Employee is personally responsible for following health & safety and security policies and procedures 

This is an essential position.  The employee is expected to report to work under conditions that other employees are not required to report to work, such as inclement weather and UW campus suspended operations. Punctuality and regular attendance are critical components of this position. 

Application Process: 

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page.  If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed. (posted 10/17/2017)


Veterinary Technician: Port Orchard Animal Clinic has an opening for a full-time Veterinary Technician.   

We are a newly opened, privately owned small animal clinic, with in house laboratory, digital dental radiology, and a digital radiology suite.  The newly opened hospital is a state of the art facility with a cozy at home feel.  If you’re looking to be part of a team practicing with compassion, a high standard of care, and utilizes the best of modern technology this clinic is for you.  We value people who work hard, are reliable and are easily adaptable.  We need a person who is able to have strong leadership skills but also someone who integrates well into a team environment.  Our ideal candidate has a true passion for the veterinary profession and enjoys educating clients on the best care for their pets.  We want our clientele to understand that they have a veterinary team, who they can trust.

Major responsibilities include: Managing patient care, including urgent care cases. Dental prophylaxis and dental radiology. Anesthetic induction and monitoring. Client communication. Being able to lift at least 40 pounds. Training and directing support staff to run the practice as smoothly as possible. Being a lead in the practice, modeling exceptional patient and client care, contributing to staff and team meetings and working with management to improve the process.

Schedule: Monday through Friday, no Saturday shifts or on call shifts. Experience required: At least 1 year

Compensation package: Paid time off. Pet Health Care Discounts- For two pets. Uniform allowance

Job type: Full- time  Salary: $15.00 to 18.00 / hour.  Required education: Associates degree. Required experience: Veterinary Technician: 1 year. Required license or certification: Licensed Veterinary Technician

Please reply by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (posted 10/9/2017)



Wenatchee Licensed Veterinary Technician

We are a well established, twelve doctor veterinary hospital that practices quality, compassionate medicine in the heart of Wenatchee. Our team consists of 9 LVT's, a crew of amazing assistants, and a doctor team who encourages technicians to practice to their full potential.

Cascade Vet has DR xray, cold laser, ultrasound, arthroscopy/endoscopy, performs TPLO's and uses Cornerstone to manage patients paperlessly.

Primarily small animal but get to work with other species. (avian, reptile and pocket pets)

Schedule: : 4 x 10 hour days; On-call once every 3-4 weeks; Willing to help out with 1 (4 hour split shift) holiday a year

Benefits: Generous pet discounts; Option for health and dental insurance; Option for IRA; Sick and Paid time off; CE allowance.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (posted 10/2/2017)



Overnight and Day Shift Veterinary Technician and Assistants (Gig Harbor)

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 Uptown Animal Hospital w/ overnight and weekend urgent care 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 Technicians and Assistants: The emergency nurse is to be responsible for treatments of hospitalized patients and outpatient diagnostic s and treatments and assisting emergency DVM's. 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. Essential assistant duties will include: technician and doctor assistance, managing patient care and treatments, laboratory specimen collection, restraint, computer data entry, hospital cleanliness. AVImark software experience a plus.

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. (posted 9/22/2017)








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