BluePearl Licensed Veterinary Technician - Internal Medicine - LVT - Vet Tech - Days in Seattle, Washington

Seattle Veterinary Specialists, a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in downtown Seattle, WA is hiring an exceptional Licensed Veterinary Technician for our Internal Medicine Department. We are seeking an ambitious, focused, and experienced Technician who will assist with consults and procedures.

Are you compassionate and self-motivated? Do you thrive in a fast paced environment? Then this may be the opportunity for you!

The primary function of the Internal Medicine Veterinary Technician is to be responsible for treatments of stable hospitalized patients and stable outpatient diagnostics and treatments.

Essential Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Implement appropriate animal husbandry skills to decrease disease spread, injury and stress to patients.

  • Performs all in-house laboratory diagnostics.

  • Appropriately submits out-house laboratory samples to all diagnostic labs used.

  • Calculates basic medical math.

  • Understands classification of commonly-used medications, associated side effects and appropriately monitors therapeutic response.

  • Administers medications via appropriate routes and duration.

  • Performs phlebotomy.

  • Performs physical exam; accurately counts heart, pulse rate, capillary refill time, mucous membranes, temperature, respiratory rate and effort.

  • Understands normal vital parameters and alerts doctor when abnormal.

  • Able to set up intravenous fluids.

  • Can operate all brands of intravenous fluid pumps and can troubleshoot errors.

  • Able to disconnect and connect patient from intravenous fluids aseptically.

  • Ability to monitor patient response to fluid therapy including signs of overload.

  • Appropriately restrain non-aggressive feline and canine patients.

  • Administers subcutaneous fluids.

  • Able to read and follow orders written on treatment sheet accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Performs basic wound care and applies simple bandage techniques.

  • Understands and troubleshoots oxygen delivery via appropriate routes.

  • Possess a working knowledge of anesthesia/monitoring equipment and assist with patients assigned ASA I or II classifications.

  • Perform all necessary functions of a preanesthesic workup under the direction of a Level II technician or higher.

  • Intubates patients under the direction of a Level II technician or higher.

  • Understands aseptic techniques used during any surgical procedure.

  • Extubates and appropriately monitors post-operative patients under the direction of a Level II technician or higher.

  • Ability to place peripheral intravenous catheter in cephalic vein.

  • Understands, monitors and troubleshoots indwelling urinary catheters and closed urinary systems.

  • Remains current on R.E.C.O.V.E.R CPR guidelines and demonstrates proficiency in designated role as assigned by attending clinician and/or supervisor.

  • Performs digital radiography using proper technique and PPE.

  • Able to attach ECG leads and print out reading for doctor.

  • Prepares medications and patient for discharge, and communicates discharge instructions to client, as assigned.

  • Able to reconstitute and label medications appropriately.

  • Supports clinician and client throughout euthanasia process.

  • Maintains continuing education and licensure according to state and hospital guidelines.

  • Additional job duties as assigned.


  • Current certification/license in veterinary technology

  • Experience working in a veterinary practice preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal skills: able to communicate effectively with clients, doctors, management, hospital personnel, tenant specialists, consulting professionals and clients.

  • Strong organizational/time management skills: able to set, prioritize and attain goals with attention to detail.

  • Strong professional development skills: able to complete continue education in the field of veterinary medicine concurrently with job description.

  • Strong sense of integrity: able to maintain highest ethical standards, personal responsibility and accountability and confidentiality of clients, doctors, and all staff.

  • Strong analytical thinking skills: ability to use objective data to solve problems/create solutions.

  • Follows and upholds the veterinary technology profession’s ethical codes.

Who are we?

BluePearl Veterinary Partners grew from the dreams of numerous veterinarians who believed pets should have access to high quality, cutting edge healthcare.

We are seeking hospital support with the same philosophy who are looking to grow their career in an exciting environment with a family atmosphere!

Your success is our success!

At BluePearl, the continued education of our techs is paramount. Not only do our techs get to work in state of the art facilities with the best veterinary teams in the nation, but they also have access 90% paid scholarships with Penn Foster and CE allowances. We also go even further to hold monthly CE meetings, associate feedback sessions, and opportunities for mentorship and cross-training .

Additional Benefits:

BluePearl offers health benefits options, competitive compensation, flexible hours, scrub allowance, opportunity to bring your dog to work, additional training, and unlimited growth potential!

Why our Downtown Seattle location?

Seattle Veterinary Specialists, a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in downtown Seattle, WA, is one of several BluePearl hospitals serving the area.

The more than 12,000-square-foot downtown hospital has an open layout, which encourages collaborative teamwork between our doctors and staff in the best interest of our patients. The latest diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities offered in the downtown Seattle hospital include digital radiography, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT scanning, endoscopy, echocardiography, electro-chemotherapy, CO2 LASER, a dedicated ER/ICU area and a full-service, in-house laboratory.

The downtown Seattle hospital houses a highly qualified team delivering veterinary care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in emergency medicine, cardiology, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, surgery, and radiology and diagnostic imaging. The hospital also has an ambulance and access to blood bank services. There is a compounding pharmacy directly above the hospital, making access to medications easy for our clients. Our hospitals in Kirkland and Seattle support an internship and residency program that promotes a learning atmosphere. The team at SVS believes in collaborative medicine between all departments to provide patients comprehensive care.

The Seattle metropolitan area is a wonderful place to work and live! Named the smartest city in the U.S. by CNN, Seattle has the largest proportion of college-educated residents and also the largest percentage of library card holders per capita in the country. The Seattle area has some of the best parks in the nation—more than 6,189 acres of them—perfect for swimming, hiking, fishing and more. Seattle is ranked among the top ten best cities for bicycling and consistently lands in the top five fittest cities in the nation.

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BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Job Category: Technicians

Requisition Number: LICEN06648

Posted: 2018-03-13T22:19:13.755Z

Full Time

Location: Seattle, WA, USA