Washington, DC /
Friendship Hospital for Animals – Technicians /
Friendship Hospital for Animals provides high quality, compassionate veterinary care to the dogs and cats of the Washington D.C. metro area. We are a large and growing practice providing wellness care, urgent and emergency care, and hospitalization. Friendship has several specialty departments including critical care, oncology, neurology, cardiology, internal medicine, and orthopedic surgery. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to providing clients and their pets the highest quality of medicine and service, Friendship Hospital is also a fun and rewarding place to work and grow. Excellent compensation and generous benefits are offered.
We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a full-time Laboratory Technician.
The Laboratory Technician is responsible for running and maintaining the lab. The technician must follow all safety, cleaning, and procedural guidelines. The technician is responsible for receiving samples from hospital staff, running appropriate tests, and communication with the hospital staff.
The schedule for this position after training is Sun-Wed pm.
The responsibilities of this job include, but are not limited to the following:
- Ability to follow appropriate procedures for specimen handling and processing
- Ability to follow the laboratory quality control policies
- Follow OSHAs laboratory safety policies
- Operate and trouble shoot in house equipment including chemistry machine (IDEXX Catalyst), CBC machine (IDEXX ProCyte), SNAP testing, etc
- Operate and trouble shoot centrifuge and micro hematocrit centrifuge
- Other duties as assigned
Meet our hospital:
Established in 1936, Friendship Hospital for Animals provides high quality, compassionate veterinary care to the dogs and cats of the Washington D.C. metro area. Our vision is to be the most medically progressive small animal hospital in the country while adhering to our core values of teamwork, collaboration and respect. We are AAHA accredited and provide wellness, emergency and specialty care with over 60 veterinarians on staff, including 13 rotating interns and over 20 specialists.
Friendship has specialty departments including emergency/critical care, clinical pathology, radiology, anesthesiology, oncology, ophthalmology, neurology/neurosurgery, cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine/hemodialysis, rehab therapy, and surgery. We have MRI, CT, a separate dedicated ICU, long-term ventilator capability, and hemodialysis onsite. In addition to providing clients and their pets the highest quality of medicine and service, Friendship Hospital is also a fun and rewarding place to work and grow.
Excellent compensation and generous benefits are offered.
Living in Washington, DC:
Friendship is proud to be a part of the Washington DC community. Our diverse and historic neighborhoods provide enrichment, entertainment, and excitement to new and long-term residents alike. While known for its monuments and museums, the District is also known for its parks and pet-friendly accommodations. Most residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park - including Rock Creek Park, the oldest urban park in the country, popular for hiking and outdoor activities. DC's Kennedy Center and Lincoln Theater offer world-class entertainment and theater. Top universities such as Georgetown, Howard, George Washington, and American (situated around Friendship's campus) attract students and scholars from around the world. Public transportation includes metrorail, metrobus, electric scooters, Capital Bikeshare, and Car2Go. Enjoy DC's varied and eclectic food scene, celebrate a win with the Washington Capitals and Washington Nationals, visit the century-old cherry blossoms or take a weekend trip to nearby Shenandoah Valley, Harper's Ferry, or Annapolis.