Veterinary Technician - Flex Specialty

Washington, DC
Friendship Hospital for Animals – Technicians /
full-time /
Are you ready to embark on a new mission? Friendship Hospital For Animals is seeking a Veterinary Technician to join our team of Vet Tech Super-heroes saving lives and making a true impact in the Veterinary Industry. Is this you?

This role involves rotation across our various specialty departments, ensuring a diverse and enriching experience with a consistent schedule. It's a chance to flex your tech muscles, leveraging existing skills and acquiring new ones in a dynamic environment.

What We Offer (REWARDS):

    • A regular schedule allows a REAL work-life harmony
    • Supportive and collaborative team environment
    • All the cool medical procedures and cases
    • Education and professional growth including onsite training programs and CE allowance
    • Competitive compensation
    • Wellness Care- Medical, dental, vision, 401(K), HSA, mind-body, gym reimbursement, scrub allowance, petcare discounts, metro discounts and so much more
    • Opportunities for community involvement

Essential Job Functions:

    • Work on different teams as assigned
    • Provide technical and nursing care to patients while using critical thinking skills.
    • Routine clinical testing and procedures including but not limited to (blood draws, blood pressures, IV catheter placement, etc.)
    • Strong client communication skills and desire to build and maintain client relationships; able to explain things clearly with a high level of comfort, tact, and empathy.
    • Manage difficult or fractious patients for diagnostics and treatments with minimal stress to the patient. 
    • Monitoring and recovering sedated and/or anesthetized patients. 
    • Calculation and administration of medications.
    • Proper handling and submission of laboratory samples.
    • Maintain accurate and up to date medical records
    • Commitment to providing the highest standard of patient care. 
    • Willingness to learn new skills and accept constructive feedback. 
    • Working collaboratively with the entire Friendship team
    • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

    • LVT, RVT, CVT or actively in the process of obtaining licensure
    • Excellent communication skills-- both verbal and written
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Problem solving ability
    • Proactive nature
    • Ability to multi-task 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
We're exclusively seeking individuals who embrace a nurturing, cooperative, and ethical environment, where genuine individuals come together to share knowledge, uplift one another and enhance the health and happiness of our patients, clients, team members, and the community. Of course having fun while doing so is a non-negotiable!

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Meet Our Hospital:

Friendship Hospital for Animals is a top-tier AAHA Accredited veterinary hospital providing compassionate patient care including wellness, emergency and specialized care. Our range of specialized departments includes critical care, radiology, anesthesiology, oncology, ophthalmology, neurology/neurosurgery, cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine/hemodialysis, rehab therapy, and surgery. Our facility is equipped with cutting-edge MRI and CT technology, a dedicated ICU, long-term ventilator capability, and onsite hemodialysis. We are constantly evolving to provide the most advanced, state-of-the art comprehensive care. We believe in sharing our knowledge with the community through continuing education, externships, internships and residency programs.

Located in Washington D.C among historic neighborhoods and in close proximity to great food, entertainment, parks and history.