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Veterinary Technician

The Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital Oakland, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $17 to $21 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, 401k, Dental

We are excited to have grown over the last five years are we are currently seeking a full-time experienced veterinary technician (or RVT) with a flexible schedule to join our team.

The veterinary technician is the primary medical support for both DVMs and the general nursing staff. They continue to assist the doctor throughout the examination, diagnosis and treatment phases. They aid the veterinarians and other technicians in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work and administrative detail. GLVH Vet techs have a very significant role in communicating with and educating clients about their pets.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous on-the-job training required
  • RVT license is a plus!


  • Minimum two years experience as a veterinary assistant or similar role
  • RVTs with any level of experience are welcome to apply (internship experience only is OK)


  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Well-spoken and approaches his/her job duties in a mature manner
  • Experienced in the teamwork approach and works well with all levels of hospital team members
  • Excellent client communication skills
  • Deep love of and concern for the well-being of animals
  • Enjoys working with people and is a great team player
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, eager to learn, and interested
  • Remains calm in a crisis or emergency setting
  • Attentive to detail and has excellent organizational skills
  • May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches, and contagious diseases
  • Requires lifting (up to 40 lbs), carrying, restraining animals, walking, frequent bending and squatting, and standing for extended periods of time


  • Effectively restrains animals (cats and dogs, occasional pocket pets) safely using fear-free techniques
  • Proficient at typing and working with computers (we are a paper-light practice with digital records)
  • Keeps accurate medical records in accordance with hospital policy
  • Prepares and maintains exam rooms and treatment areas
  • Understands all common vaccinations and vaccination protocols and can explain to clients
  • Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees
  • Handles client's medical questions with confidence and directs to veterinarians when appropriate
  • Prepares estimates for procedures and discusses financial commitments with clients supporting hospital financial policies
  • Explains necessary followup and home care instructions.
  • Assists the veterinarian in medical, surgical, and dental procedures; prepares patients for surgery; maintains anesthesia; monitors patients during surgery and recovery; administers fluids.
  • Properly cares for all surgical materials; keeps the operating room properly stocked and prepared for surgery
  • Performs emergency procedures such as control of bleeding, resuscitation with oxygen, opening airways, and external cardiac massage
  • Effectively positions patients for and takes digital radiographs
  • Knows common disease states and alerts veterinarians when symptoms change or when concerns arise with hospitalized patients
  • Admits and discharges patients following hospital policy and doctor's orders

The Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital

Why Work Here?

We are a caring and compassionate team! We love our patients and treat them and each other like family.

The Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital is a family of dedicated, educated, compassionate caregivers for all phases of our patients' lives. We recognize that our patients are family members, and treat them as such, with dignity and respect. We seek to foster a caring relationship between our staff and our clients, because in doing so, our clients and patients become a part of The Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital family too. We value diversity and respect. Our culture at GLVH is one of caring and compassion, not just for our patients, but our staff as well. Our management team aims to support our staff as much as they support GLVH. The owners of The Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital, Drs. Eleanor Dunn and Elizabeth MacDonald, are well-respected and experienced in practicing exemplary medicine for more than 30 years. They, along with our associate veterinarians, and the rest of our staff, strive to maintain that standard of care by implementing holistic and current modules into our treatment protocols. We encourage growth and foster education to ensure that we are providing the best care possible. Employee Benefits at The Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital include (after probationary period): • Paid Holidays • Paid Time Off (for Full-Time Employees) • Company Sponsored Medical Insurance • Dental Insurance • Vision Insurance • 401(k) match at up to 4% • Profit Sharing • Generous Pet Discount • Team Building Events • Educational Assistance Reimbursement Program (up to $5,250.00 for qualifying programs) • Opportunities for growth within the company • Frequent Lunch and Learns! We practice high quality medicine, never cookie-cutter treatments. We understand the importance of creating treatment plans that are individualized to our patients' needs. Our clients seek us out because they value the time we spend with them, and the fact that our staff know them and their pets by name. At The Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital, we pride ourselves on the positive feedback we receive from our clients. Our reviews speak for themselves!


3331 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
Oakland, CA


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