ICU Veterinary Technician

Washington, DC
Friendship Hospital for Animals – Technicians /
full-time /
Friendship Hospital for Animals is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a full-time ICU Veterinary technician in our expanding Patient Care Department that currently includes several board-certified criticalists, one doctor who is residency trained in E/CC, and 11 full-time emergency staff doctors. We are currently seeking to add additional criticalists to our growing caseload.

Our ICU technicians are tasked with caring for our more critically ill patients and/or those requiring a high intensity of care. You must demonstrate a mastery of most technical skills, including simple surgical assisting and anesthetic monitoring. Although your primary role is facilitating patient care under the direction of the veterinarian and/or patient care supervisor, you will also be expected to take on more leadership responsibilities including training and mentoring junior team members.

What we are offering! 

For a limited time, we are offering a Sign-on Bonus for eligible applicants!!!

Remarkable Culture - We work well as a team and are all about supporting each other and encouraging your career development! We foster a learning environment, provide opportunities for our team members to expand their skill set, and nurture individual growth and development.

Work-life Rewards - We offer a competitive wage, generous paid-time-off, medical, dental, vision, employer-funded HSA, shift differential for Sundays and overnights, family leave pay, 401k + company match, continuing education allowance, pet care benefits, and more!

Work-Life Balance – We focus on the well-being of our team to provide work-life balance. A compressed schedule allows for more downtime! Shift differentials provided for overnight and weekend shifts! Currently hiring for all shifts.

Student Debt Freedom Award- You have the opportunity to be debt-free from your student loans! Any doctor or credentialed technician that has been with us for at least a year can apply for the award. Terms apply.

Career Advancement Opportunities- We pride ourselves on growing from within!

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.

What we are looking for!

Excellent Patient Care - You care about our patients and their people and take pride in sharing your knowledge and educating clients. You enjoy taking the time to show compassion, a personalized touch, and attentive to clients and colleagues.

Team Spirit – Looking for a positive, motivated, hard-working candidate who has a thirst for knowledge and is committed to providing excellent patient care.

Experienced and new graduates are welcome to apply!

If you would like to work for a hospital that gives you the platform to do amazing things, we would love to learn more about you!

But first, check us out! 

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    • Provide a high level of nursing care to patients under the direction of the veterinarian
    • Perform technical skills as required
    • Provide support to the supervisor as needed
    • Assist in the training and mentoring of all assistants and junior technicians
    • Perform hospital sanitation and maintain treatment stock as needed
    • Participate in continuing education and actively work to increase skill set
    • Actively participate in generating solutions for problems or challenges in the department
    • Other duties as assigned