Licensed Veterinary Technician
Pasado's Safe Haven Seattle, WA
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Are you overwhelmed in general practice or emergency veterinary medicine? Are you looking for gratifying work that feeds your soul and allows you to focus solely on the care of animals?
Pasado's Safe Haven offers an incredibly rewarding opportunity along with amazing benefits, a super flexible schedule, mission-driven colleagues, and a highly competitive wage. If you're out of the area, we will help cover relocation costs! Take advantage of the Federal program for student loan forgiveness by working for a Non-Profit, all while making a difference!
Pet Services’ mission at Pasado’s Safe Haven is to provide free and reduced cost spays and neuters to populations who otherwise would not have access to this service, helping to prevent shelter overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia. We operate a mobile spay/neuter clinic at various locations in Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties and are in search of a Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our dynamic team in King County. While our preference is full time availability, part time LVTs/CVTs will also be considered!
The LVT is responsible for providing the highest quality of care possible for patients during hospitalization and surgery and supervising the daily activities of the Veterinary Assistant and clinic volunteers.
Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Oversee admission of patients into clinic, confirm medical history, perform physical assessment prior to surgery
- Communicate patient condition, test results, and medical history of patients to the attending Veterinarian
- Under supervision of the Veterinarian, administer medications, anesthesia drugs, and prepare animals for surgery
- Monitor surgery patients from the induction of anesthesia until recovery
- Assess patient readiness for discharge and supervise patient discharges
- Communicate with clients regarding patient care
- Supervise daily cleaning routines including scrubbing and preparation of surgical instrument packs
- Establish and adhere to maintenance programs for all medical equipment
- Interact with clients and staff in a respectful and professional manner
- Enforce and adhere to established clinic procedures
- Responsible for supervision and training of unregistered Assistants
- Maintain a safe and clean work environment
- Maintain strict confidentiality of client, patient and donor information
- Maintain controlled drug recordkeeping and reporting
- Adhere to OSHA compliance policies & procedures
- Assist with periodic inventory
- Attend team meetings as scheduled
- Be respectful of co-workers and treat clients, volunteers and patients in a professional manner
- Education: Washington State Veterinary Technician license (or eligible for interstate transfer)
- Experience: Must have 2+ years of experience in animal care or related field; 1 year of experience in high volume spay/neuter setting is preferred.
- Applicants must have the ability to work in close quarters and in the fast-paced environment of high-volume spay/neuter
- Must be driven to meet/exceed goals, be a self-starter, able to prioritize effectively, possess exceptional organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and be able to write legibly.
- Attention to detail is a must. Ability to lift 40 lbs. No animal allergies.
- Must have passion and conviction for animal welfare and compassion for all animals, with the drive and devotion to end pet over-population and the over-crowding in area shelters.
- Employees working for a non-profit organization, may be eligible to receive Public Service Loan Forgiveness
- Highly Competitive Salary
- Potential Hiring Incentives including relocation assistance (full-time positions only)
- Medical, dental and vision insurance - Choice of Plans (employees contribute a small percentage)
- Basic Life Insurance
- 401(k) + 2% Company Match
- Paid time off – beginning at 14 days per year in year one and increasing to 22 days per year in 5
- Paid Holidays (9 per year)
- Reimbursement of professional dues, licenses and CE costs (full-time positions only)
- Gas stipends provided (varies by clinic location)
- Full or part time schedules available (Full-time is considered 32+ hours per week)
- Shifts are generally 8-10 hours, 4 days per week, depending on case load
- Occasional Saturday shifts may be required for special event clinics
- Locations will vary with mobile clinic schedule
- Must be fully vaccinated (COVID) within 30 days of start date
Visit our website to learn more about Pasado’s Safe Haven!
At Pasado’s Safe Haven, we believe compassionate action is fundamental to dismantling systems of oppression for all living beings. We courageously live this belief every day through our work to end animal cruelty and our commitment to respect and kindness. We can only be successful by embracing the diversity and power of each individual's lived experience as we all work together toward an expanded circle of compassion.
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