ICU Veterinary Technician

Washington, DC /
Friendship Hospital for Animals – Technicians /
/ On-site
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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We proudly partner with Encore Vet Group:

Ready to join our team?  Don't wait and apply today!


    • 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
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.