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Certified Veterinary Technician
Emergency Veterinary Hospital Springfield, OR

Certified Veterinary Technician

Emergency Veterinary Hospital
Springfield, OR
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Certified Veterinary Technician

Emergency Veterinary Hospital (EVH) of Eugene-Springfield, Oregon is seeking a full-time (or part-time)Certified Veterinary Technician(s)to join our team! Here at EVH we take great pride in providing a friendly, supportive, and enjoyable work environment while the challenges of emergency veterinary medicine allow employees to sharpen their skills. Available Shifts are typically 3-12's, Sunday-Tuesday or Thursday-Saturday, or 4-10's, Sunday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Saturday. We are looking for help on Swing and Overnight Shifts.

**Signing bonus and/or relocation assistance is available for qualified candidates!!!

Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVTs) provide patient care for medical and surgical patients at EVH. Your skills will be utilized to their fullest extent!!! CVTs are responsible for working in all areas of the hospital, including but not limited to all aspects of patient care, anesthetic induction and monitoring and providing leadership in the hospital. The CVT is expected to be a leader in the hospital and assist the DVM in organizing patient flow, monitoring treatments, and acting as the shift or lead technician when appropriate.

At EVH, we experience high volumes of critical/emergent patients- these patients have owners that are under a great deal of emotional stress. It is important to have skills necessary to not only handle critical or aggressive patients, but also communicate effectively and kindly with owners.

Our Team

With our expansion into a brand-new facility, we hope to bring many additional emergency veterinarians, specialists and support staff into our family. You will be working closely with our team including our Medical Director and Practice Partner, Dr. Max Rinaldi and an experienced Hospital Administration team. Dr. Rinaldi, was raised in Nevada and received his DVM from Kansas State University, graduating in 2012. Dr. Rinaldi then spent a year in a rotating Internal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, followed by a year internship in Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery at Louisiana State University. Dr. Rinaldi's professional interests include emergency and critical care, emergency surgery, and exotic animal medicine.

Our Values and Culture:

The way we approach our work matters. Our Core ValuesDo the right thing, Fun, Wow service, Respect, and Learningguide everything we do at Emergency Veterinary Hospital. We believe that critical feedback is vital in our growth and development and support one another with a positive approach, seeking understanding, showing empathy and above all, coming from a place of kindness with our intentions.

Successful Candidateswill possess the following skills and knowledge (or have the ability to learn):

  • Function as charge nurse
  • Provide excellent documentation including client communications, treatments, anesthetic monitoring, and controlled drug handling and administration
  • Ability to give clear and concise rounds with relevant patient information
  • Educate other staff members with your skills/knowledge whenever possible
  • Proficient in phlebotomy, cystocentesis, canine urinary catheter placement and NG tube placement.
  • Able to perform treatments/fluid therapy when given dose
  • Ability to perform CPR including chest compressions, intubation, and breath administration. Direct others during a code.
  • Ability to collect vital, pertinent information from distraught owners when patients are critical.
  • Ability to perform advanced laboratory skills including cell morphology review, urine dry prep slide review and fecal review.
  • Excellent/effective triage skills including being able to communicate with client status of patient and treatments we are implementing
  • Ability to perform phone triage confidently, kindly, and effectively with clients.
  • Start immediate stabilization on patients under doctor direction
  • Understand relevant CBC/CHEM values
  • Understand the use, common doses and contraindications of all medications administered
  • Blood transfusion therapy including collection, administration, and transfusion reactions
  • Albumin/Plasma transfusion therapy including administration and transfusion reactions
  • Identify obvious murmurs, arrythmias and pulse deficits
  • Excellent anesthetic skills with knowledge of common side effects and immediate actions necessary to combat them.
  • Ability to monitor and record sedation/anesthetic events with confidence
  • Know anesthetic medications, their normal range for dosing, side effects, and contraindications
  • Operate Digital X-ray and CT Imaging units


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Certified Veterinary Technician in Oregon or ability to become Certified in the State of Oregon if licensed in another state
  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication skills
  • The ability to lift, push and pull up to 40lbs
  • Ability to withstand long hours of standing, squatting, kneeling and walking
  • Ability to work 10 or 12 hour shifts
  • Basic computer skills
  • Maintain Professional Attitude and Lead by Example

We Offer our CVTs:

  • Competitive Hourly Wage (DOE) + Overnight Shift Differential Pay
  • Flexible Scheduling (3-12 or 4-10 hour shifts available)
  • Generous Signing Bonus/Relocation assistance available
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance with company contribution HSA account
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid Time Off/Holiday Pay
  • Professional Mentorship
  • Annual Licensure and VECCS membership reimbursement
  • Substantial Annual CE allowance
  • RECOVER/CPR and CT Imaging Certification
  • Career Growth and Development Opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Incentive Program

Our Community:

Come experience the Southern Willamette Valley where outdoor recreation is in abundance. Surrounded on two sides by the Cascade and Coastal Mountain ranges there are numerous opportunities for hiking, cycling, boating and more! The Emergency Veterinary Hospital is a short drive from the coast and less than two hours south of the Portland metro area. The Eugene-Springfield area boasts a wide variety of restaurants, theater, parks, and recreation, as well as a diverse culture and is proud to be home of the University of Oregon.

Join the Lakefield Family!

Emergency Veterinary Hospitalis part of the Lakefield Veterinary Groupa family-owned company that offers support and resources to hospital teams while empowering them to make decisions about how they practice medicine and show up for their communities.


Emergency Veterinary Hospital

Springfield, OR



Posted date

15 days ago

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