Anesthesia Veterinary Technician, Swing Shift

Washington, DC /
Friendship Hospital for Animals – Technicians /
/ On-site
We are seeking an enthusiastic veterinary technician to join our anesthesia team. The swing shift anesthesia technician will help the daytime team with late day anesthetic cases and emergency procedures and will also provide support to our emergency and critical care teams with anesthetized and sedated procedures.

Friendship's anesthesia team provides support to not only our surgical department, but also supports the anesthesia needs of our specialty services, including diagnostic imaging and internal medicine, in addition to, our general surgery and dentistry services. Swing shift also supports our emergency and critical care department. Our anesthesia team is led and supported by our board-certified anesthesiologist.

Signing bonus for LVT/CVT/RVT or at least 2 years of applicable experience. Bonus will dispersed half on first paycheck and half after 90 days of employment.


    • Induce anesthesia, intubate, and maintain the patient in a suitable plane of anesthesia
    • Manage anesthetic emergencies under the direction of a veterinarian
    • Having a good knowledge of all anesthetic and analgesic medication used and their side effects
    • Following anesthetic protocols for patients as determined by anesthesiologist
    • Proper maintenance and operation of all anesthetic equipment and other equipment related to the service
    • Know about surgical instruments, their use, and their care
    • Perform dental cleanings and polish teeth, know the correct positioning and technique for dental radiographs, creating and suturing dental flaps, and be able to generate a dental chart independently (if cross-trained in this service)
    • Recover patients and transfer back to admitting service
    • Working collaboratively with the entire Friendship team
    • Must have a flexible schedule; on-call required
    • 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, 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.