Veterinary Anesthesia Technincian, Neurology

Washington, DC /
Friendship Hospital for Animals – Technicians /
/ On-site
The neurology anesthesia technician is responsible for performing anesthesia and coordinating anesthetic procedures, specifically in the neurology department, though maintaining cross-training in other areas as needed. 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 neurologists and anesthesiologist.


    • 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 preparation 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 Anesthesiologists and Neurologists
    • 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
    • Recover patients and transfer back to admitting service
    • Other duties as assigned

Requirements, Skills, and Abilities

    • Licensed technician or equivalent
    • Complete scope of tech skills to work with critical and surgical patients
    • Flexible schedule
    • On-call for neurology procedures
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, clinical pathology, 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.