Veterinary Anesthesia Technician

Washington, DC
Friendship Hospital for Animals – Technicians /
full-time /
Friendship Hospital For Animals is seeking a Veterinary Anesthesia Technician to join our dynamic team!

About the role: The anesthesia technician is responsible for performing anesthesia in a variety of settings. These would include general surgery, specialty surgery, advanced imaging, and neurosurgery. In addition, a selection of anesthesia technicians would cross-train and rotate through the Dentistry service. This position also involves a comprehensive knowledge and skill set of surgical procedures, instrumentation, surgical site preparation and sterile technique. These technicians will work under the supervision of our anesthesiologist

Signing bonus available for LVT/RVT/CVT or at least 2 years of applicable experience to be dispersed half on first paycheck and remainder after 90 days.

What is in it for you?

    • Excellent compensation
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, FSA
    • Generous paid time off
    • CE Allowance
    • Life insurance
    • 401-k
    • Metro discounts
    • Pet care discounts and so much more!
    • Great Location-we are located in Tenleytown, DC with easy access to public transportation and the various attractions of the city and surrounding area

Essential Functions/Technical Duties

    • Prepare scheduled CT/MR patients for their scans (drugs calculated, approved, charged, and filled, anesthesia sheet prepared, circuits and ET tube selected) if assigned to Imaging
    • Attend daily rounds
    • Ensure that the Imaging/Surgical/Dental suite is prepared for the day to anesthetize patients
    • Able to induce anesthesia, intubate, and maintain the patient in a suitable plane of anesthesia
    • Management of anesthetic emergencies under the direction of a veterinarian
    • Have a good knowledge of all anesthetic and analgesic medication used at FHA and their side effects
    • Follow protocols for imaging patients as dictated by FHA Anesthesiologist
    • Proper maintenance and operation of all anesthetic equipment and other equipment related to the service
    • Maintain a sterile field
    • Knowledgeable 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
    • Other duties as assigned


    • LVT, RVT, CVT credentialing preferred
    • 1-2 years experience monitoring anesthetized and sedated patients in a veterinary setting
We're exclusively seeking veterinary technicians 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.