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Emergency Veterinary Technician
PETS Referral Center Berkeley, CA

Emergency Veterinary Technician

PETS Referral Center
Berkeley, CA
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Emergency Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician (RVT) / Experienced Veterinary Assistant

Seeking a compassionate, skilled, upbeat Veterinary Technician (RVT) or Experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our tight-knit team.

Hiring bonus of $2500.00 for successful candidate! Weekend shift differential and overnight shift differential.

Why PETS Referral Center?

We are a growing Specialty and Emergency Veterinary Hospital located in Berkeley. PETS is a talented and collaborative team who enjoys working together to provide excellent patient care and client service. We have a long history of providing excellent service to our community.

Who are we looking for?

Please have a positive personality, be capable of effective communication, enjoy working in a fast-paced team environment, multi-task like a pro, and have a well-rounded skill set and solid knowledge base. As we are a 24-hour emergency hospital please be willing to work outside of the boring 9am-5pm weekday schedule. We prefer someone with at least one year of experience working as a technician in a veterinary hospital.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting Veterinarians and other staff members
  • Restraining animals safely using stress-free handling techniques
  • Working collaboratively and positively with all coworkers
  • Provide nursing care to hospitalized patients and medical care to outpatients
  • Successfully use all in house laboratory equipment to provide accurate results
  • Safely and effectively take digital radiographs
  • Be able to calculate drug dosages
  • Giving medications via all prescribed routes: PO, SC, IM, IV
  • Proficiency with catheterization (venous, urinary)
  • Possess or develop advanced emergency skills
  • Comfortable with all aspects of emergency medicine
  • Effectively care for and communicate with clients


We are committed to your well-being and offer a comprehensive compensation package. These include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 4/10 alternative work week schedule
  • Shift differentials for weekends $2.00/hr, overnights $4.00/hr
  • Short Term Disability paid for by employer
  • Complimentary Life Insurance $25,000; with options to purchase additional voluntary benefits for self or family
  • Company Sponsored Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401K with 100% company match up to 3% and 50% company match up to 5%, eligible after 6 months of employment
  • Kaiser/United Healthcare Insurance Plans with multiple options
  • Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account options
  • United Healthcare Dental Insurance; includes a 100% paid premium option for team members
  • United Healthcare Vision Insurance options
  • Long Term Disability options
  • Progyny-Fertility and Family Building Support (up to $10,000)
  • Team Member Discounts for Pet Care
  • Paid PTO

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $26.00 - $40.00 per hour


PETS Referral Center

Berkeley, CA
94710 USA



Posted date

24 days ago

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