Join our Team as a Licensed Veterinary Technician!

Are you a Licensed Veterinary Technician looking for a fulfilling role in General Practice?

Do you want your job to be a CAREER?

Look no further!

About Us:

National Veterinary Associates (NVA) is an international group of independently managed and operated general practice veterinary hospitals. Joining NVA as an LVT means opening doors to opportunities you may have never thought you had! We believe in helping our team members develop their careers, whether that means growing into a leadership position, becoming an expert in an important realm in your hospital, or branching out into a new role within NVA. The possibilities are truly endless!

Our hospitals are all unique – in Washington State, we have small, one and two doctor clinics on up to large teams of 100+ and everything in between. Our patients are just as varied – some hospitals see exclusively dogs and cats while others treat a combination of small animals and exotics, and one even cares for everything except cats, dogs, horses, and cows. Let us know what you are looking for and we can connect you to the right hospital.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Be willing to grow and learn, know when a task or situation is beyond your current skillset, and be comfortable asking questions and exploring new ways of working.
  • Utilize your expertise to assist veterinarians in examinations, diagnostics, and treatments, including surgery and anesthesia, ensuring the comfort and well-being of our patients.
  • Perform technical skills such as placing IVCs, administering injections, inducing anesthesia, bandaging wounds, and running diagnostic tests with the utmost care and precision.
  • Be a trusted resource for pet parents, providing guidance on preventative care, nutrition, and behavior to promote optimal health and quality of life.
  • Champion our commitment to exceptional patient care by maintaining accurate medical records and ensuring hospital processes and protocols are followed.
  • Foster a supportive and collaborative team environment by sharing your knowledge, skills, and passion for veterinary medicine.
  • Communicate with all team members, staff, vendors, and visitors in a respectful, professional manner while promoting the doctors’ recommendations, hospital vision and goals, and your team.
  • Contribute to hospital efforts and initiatives surrounding patient and team safety

What we expect from you:

  • Valid WA LVT License in good standing or eligible to obtain within 3 months of hire.
  • Genuine love of animals and the people who love them.
  • Proficiency in core technical skills including cystocentesis, induction and maintenance of anesthesia, venipuncture, and administering patient treatments PO, SQ, IM, and IV.
  • Knowledge of medical mathematics and terminology and apply them to your everyday work.
  • Ability to recognize patient symptoms through own observations and patient histories and determine the urgency with which a patient must be treated.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to adapt quickly to the ever-changing needs within a hospital on a day-to-day basis.
  • Exercise attention to detail in all aspects of work, with an understanding that the difference between performing a task correctly vs. incorrectly can be life-changing for patients.
  • Approach mistakes as an opportunity to learn, whether they were your own or someone else’s.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that allow you to build rapport with clients and team members, fostering trust and loyalty.
  • A “can do” attitude and commitment to embrace challenges and to dedicate yourself to continuous learning and improvement.
  • A willingness to support the hospital and team in any way needed to achieve positive patient and client outcomes

What you should expect from us:

  • Competitive wages – The average wage range is between $25 – $35/hour, dependent on your experience and skills and the hospital location.
  • Generous PTO and sick leave policies
  • Holiday pay
  • Health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability, and accident insurance
  • 401(k) with up to 3% matching
  • Substantial CE allowance
  • Paid license renewal fees
  • Opportunities for real career advancement
  • A supportive and inclusive workplace culture that values teamwork, innovation, and work-life balance.
  • Employee discounts on veterinary services and products

If you are ready to embark on a rewarding career journey as a Licensed Veterinary Technician with NVA, we invite you to apply!

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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Required Education Level : High School Diploma or Equivalent