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Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Company: Cascade West Veterinary Hospital
Location: Centralia
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Licensed Veterinary TechnicianCascade West Veterinary HospitalCentralia, WashingtonMore than a word, care is present in everything you do. At Cascade West Veterinary Hospital, a Thrive Pet Healthcare partner, we take action to empower your best care for pets, their families, and yourself.We are a community of 400 clinics forming an extraordinary network of unparalleled resources and people. Through outstanding learning and career options, comprehensive benefits, and abundant support, you'll be nurtured and appreciated for who you are and what you bring to the table. We come together in both the joys and heartaches of our profession to lift each other up through laughter and empathy.And, we have plenty of fun along the way!Who we areAt Cascade West Veterinary Hospital, you'll feel the warmth and openness of a small clinic, while having the opportunity and support of a united network.The mission of Cascade West Veterinary Hospital is to strive to be the leading animal care provider in the Lewis County area by delivering the highest quality of veterinary medicine for every type of animal.Provide your best care with more bridges and less barriers.Cascade West Veterinary Hospital is looking for a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) to join us as part of the Thrive Pet Healthcare community.As a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), you'll play an important role in pets' lives by providing end-to-end care for our precious patients. Your life-changing work will range from the hands-on care of facilitating outpatient treatments and performing laboratory tests, to support services including admitting and discharging patients.Role Responsibilities:Support veterinarians to ensure quality veterinary care, advocate for pets, and educate clients.With each hospital function, assist veterinarians and the medical team to maximize productivity and maintain positive patient flow.Assist with surgeries and procedures in accordance with your state's Veterinary Practice Act outlined for credentialed veterinary technicians.Communicate with clients about individualized pet health concerns and offer guidance on Thrive Membership options, medications, and additional treatments.Assist in maintaining relevant, comprehensive medical records with the support of practice systems.Obtain relevant health history and information from clients and maintain medical charts.Use safe restraining techniques, follow standard protocols, and sustain clean, sterile, organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs.Be willing to guide, mentor, and support fellow team members.Experience & Skills Requirements:Large and small animal experienceVeterinary technician licensure required1-2 years of clinical experienceExcellent communication and organization skillsSuperior technical skillsFamiliar with common disease processes that present to emergency service with an understanding of treatments and medications associated with their care.Strong medical math skills. (Including being able to calculate fluid rate, common CRI's and multimodal drug infusion.)Able to obtain Blood pressure, ECG, Sp02, and ETC02 and integrate clinical signs with disease processes to assist doctors in early and appropriate intervention of patient care.Comfortable utilizing digital radiography machines to acquire images using proper technique and positioning.Prepare animals and instruments for surgeryProvide surgical assistance and post-operative careAdminister medications, and treatments prescribed by a veterinarianPossesses a positive work attitudeSelf-motivatedIs committed to a stress-free environment for our patientsEnjoys working in a fast-paced environmentYou'll Grow With UsHere, you can grow your career as best fits you through access to comprehensive learning and skillset programs. You can build your skills and earn credentials through:Our vast, diverse, and free library of continuing education courses - ThriveULive, virtual interactive workshops to develop valuable leadership skillsA program to designed to teach you the fundamentals of running a pet hospitalEarn your AVMA-CVTEA Accreditation and become a Vet Tech through our fully accredited distance learning program for veterinary techniciansScholarship opportunities and tuition reimbursementAnd, with so many locations nationwide, you can find and move into any specialty, hospital type, or environment. Join us and provide your best care at a clinic that is deeply rooted within its community and bolstered by the resources of Thrive Pet Healthcare.Benefits - our care in actionWe provide benefits spread comprehensively across your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing designed to meet your needs as a unique individual. Some key benefits include:Paid time off including 8-weeks of full-pay parental leave, bereavement to grieve both humans and pets, and time off for new pet adoptionsTop quality medical, dental, and vision insurance plus health savings account and flexible spending accountPet perks including free exams, discounts on products and services, and more at all Thrive Pet Healthcare locationsGenerously subsidized backup and ongoing care support for children, adults, and petsMental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions401k with employer contribution and no waiting periodContinuing education and development support through our library of free CE courses and paid time off to completeScholarship opportunities and student loan support program and so much more!Compensation negotiable based on credentials and experience with an hourly pay rate starting at $18-$25/ hour. The actual rate offered will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.At Thrive Pet Healthcare, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and diversity of all of our team members, pet parents, and pets. We strive to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture where all team members belong and feel empowered.

Keywords: Cascade West Veterinary Hospital, Olympia , Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), Healthcare , Centralia, Washington

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