Veterinary Surgery Technician - Specialty

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

About The Role: The technicians for Friendship Surgical Specialists (FSS) work closely with the entire FSS team to ensure the service runs smoothly and efficiently. They are primarily responsible for providing nursing care support to the surgery service, including performing diagnostics, performing bandage and wound care, and discharging patients from the hospital. All support staff within the service will require exceptional client communication skills, organizational skills, problem solving skills, a proactive nature, an advanced knowledge of surgical procedures, and an ability to work in and around multiple disciplines within Friendship Hospital for Animals. It is important for the FSS technician to understand the desire to grow the service through the provision of quality surgical care, unparalleled communication with the referring veterinarian and client, and the conveyance of empathy and care for our clients and patients.


    • Flexible Schedules that allow 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 for credentialed technicians
    • Competitive compensation
    • Wellness Care- Medical, dental, vision, 401(K), HSA, generous paid time off, scrub allowance, petcare discounts, metro discounts and so much more
    • Opportunities for community involvement


    • Working collaboratively with the entire Friendship team 
    • Knowledge of sterile field and basic OR protocols 
    • Check-in surgical patients; obtain pre-operative vital signs. 
    • Check-in drop-off patients 
    • Coordinate and administer sedation for patients. 
    • Assist surgeon on appointment days by triaging patients and assisting with necessary diagnostics. 
    • Maintain tech appointment schedule of patient recheck radiographs, bandage care, and suture removals. 
    • Ensure appropriate charging of services. 
    • Assist with getting paperwork and referral letters completed. 
    • Care for patients in second floor treatment area; make sure treatments are completed and when appropriate patients have food/water/walks/meds/etc. 
    • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Education

    • Proficiency in sedation protocols and monitoring
    • Bandaging knowledge and practical experience - types, placements, care of, removals, etc
    • Experience with radiograph techniques and parameters 
    • Wound management experience
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently manage daily case loads 
    • Advanced veterinary nursing skills  
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a veterinary surgical environment required
    • certification or licensure a plus
$24 - $37 an hour
compensation based on skills and experience.
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.