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Veterinary Technician

Buckley, Washington
USD22.00 to USD26.00 Per Hour
Job Type
19 May 2023
We are looking for a FT Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our team - ask about our sign-on bonus or relocation assistance!

Buckley Veterinary Hospital is a small animal veterinary practice conveniently located in Pierce County. Our number one priority is the health and well-being of your pets.

Our team is committed to educating our clients on how to keep your furry family members healthy year-round with good nutrition, proper medical intervention when applicable, and exercise. Buckley Veterinary Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology, and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in everything we do.

Buckley Veterinary Hospital opened its doors in 1978 offering animal medical care in the South King County and Pierce County areas. In December of 1996 we moved to our beautiful new hospital on Hwy 410 in Buckley, expanding our abilities to meet the needs of our patients and their owners. We proudly serve Buckley, Enumclaw, Bonney Lake and the surrounding community of King and Pierce Counties for everything pet related.

Learn more about Buckley Veterinary Hospital here:

Job Summary

This position is responsible for supporting veterinarians to ensure quality veterinary medicine, educating
clients, and patient care. The CVT/LVT/RVT also partners to promote and participate in outside hospital
events as needed.

Key Accountabilities

Adhere to OSHA standards and regulations as outlined by WellHaven Pet Heath company policies
Perform technical skills within state practice acts regarding duties of CVTs/LVTs/RVTs
Surgery, dentistry, laboratory, venipuncture, restraint, follow hospital protocols for
maintaining sterile, clean, and organized hospital environment
Maintaining complete and proper medical charting
Obtain medical history and relevant patient information
Client education
Complete all hospital duties prior to end of shift
Maintain hospital equipment
Assist with maintaining hospital supplies
Help with day-to-day hospital flow and efficiency
Take own initiative
Advocate for hospital success
Responsible for some reception duties such as triaging phone calls, making appointments, intake and discharging patients
Perform other job duties as assigned

Required Core Competencies

• Accountability
• Customer Focus
• Functional and Technical Skills
• Time Management
• Listening

Required Qualifications

CVT, RVT, or LVT (state specific)
Graduated from an accredited veterinary technician program
Successfully completed the VTNE
Prior experience and competent skills in anesthesia, surgery, and dentistry including dental x-ray
Proficient computer skills
Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

1-2+ years veterinary hospital experience
Outgoing, driven, compassionate individual willing and able to adapt to learn new things and continue
to develop their skill set
All work is to be done on-site or at an approved outside hospital/event location and not at home.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift minimum of 25 lbs.
Must be able to adapt to work environment, includes but not limited to pace, pet waste and noise
Must be able to work up to 11-hour shifts, Saturdays, some holidays and evenings
Able to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb
Employee is routinely exposed to a variety of patients that may bite or scratch, and on occasion,
exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards and medication/controlled substances.

Full time benefits start within 30 days of hire!

What we offer full time associates

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Employee discount
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account with annual $500 contribution
Life insurance
Paid holidays
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Referral program
Relocation assistance
Vision insurance
Employee discounts including 2 free wellness plans
CE allowance
License reimbursement

Commitment to Diversity

WellHaven commits to a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender
identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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  • Job Reference: 1010174665-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Location: Buckley, Washington
  • Salary: USD22.00 to USD26.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent