Veterinary Cardiology Technician

Washington, DC /
Friendship Hospital for Animals – Technicians /
/ On-site
The veterinary technician working in the Cardiology service should be dedicated and enthusiastic about
cardiology and willing to learn and develop their knowledge and skill set around the needs of the service. The cardiology
technician’s role is to assist the cardiologist with procedures, client communications, and communication with staff doctors in
order to make their day and the client’s experience as seamless as possible. The cardiology technician should enjoy interacting
and communicating with clients as well as patients. The cardiology technician is responsible for the maintenance of cardiology
equipment, including echocardiogram, and for cardiology specific inventory. Cross-training with the cardiology coordinator
would also be required.


    • Work independently under the guidance of the Cardiologist
    • Triage all Cardiology appointments
    • Generate and review estimates with clients
    • Cross-train and fill in for client coordinator role when needed.
    • Be able to field phone calls from clients, schedule Cardiology appointments, and refill prescriptions
    • Generate treatment sheets for in-hospital patients following the orders of Cardiologist
    • Maintain the sanitation and stocking of the Cardiology suite
    • Maintain an appropriate inventory of the Cardiology suite
    • Proper routine care and maintenance of all Cardiology equipment
    • Skilled in placing patient restraint, IV catheter placement, drawing blood, obtaining blood pressures; taking thoracic radiographs, comfortable sedating and monitoring patients.
    • Excellent skills in managing difficult or fractious patients for diagnostics with minimal stress to the patient
    • Can take high-quality radiographs or willingness to learn
    • Interested in future opportunity to scrub in to assist for pacemaker placement
    • Willingness to learn other skills as dictated by the needs of the service
    • Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in the FHA Employment Manual.
    • Other duties as assigned

Requirements, Skills, and Abilities

    • Excellent communication skills-- both verbal and written
    • Strong interest in surgery
    • Ability to multitask in a stressful environment
    • Ability to speak and hear by phone or in person
    • Ability to read, write and type English
    • Ability to work as a team player
    • Ability to use and learn computers
    • Ability to master large volumes of detailed information
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.