BluePearl Licensed Veterinary Technician - ER - ( LVT ) - Days in Tacoma, Washington

BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Tacoma is seeking an enthusiastic and talented Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our ER team!

BluePearl Tacoma has a busy ER department that is support by a rock star team. Working in the ER also provides an opportunity to work with our specialty teams and their patients. If you like excitement and learning new things, this position may be for you!

This is a part time opportunity, working days, 1st shift on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Alternatively, we are open to bringing on a Relief Technician.

Offering a relocation bonus for qualifying candidates.

Team oriented, fast paced emergency setting. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Strong basic tech skills are required for a foundation of learning in emergency and specialty medicine.


  • Compassionately, calmly and gently approaches and handles patients.

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

  • Operates and troubleshoots medical equipment necessary to perform job duties according to operating manual, and identifies and reports abnormalities.

  • Alerts veterinarian if a patient's status has changed and/or physical exam or monitoring parameters are outside of normal ranges.

  • Performs all in-house laboratory diagnostics and appropriately submits out-house laboratory samples to all diagnostic labs used.

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

  • Administers medications via appropriate routes and duration.

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

  • Ability to place peripheral intravenous catheter in cephalic vein.

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

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

  • Able to set up intravenous fluids and 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.

  • Administers subcutaneous fluids.

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

  • Performs 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.

  • 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 radiography using proper technique and PPE.

  • Identifies signs of pain and alerts veterinarian.

  • Supports clinician and client throughout euthanasia process.

  • Additional job duties as assigned.


  • Current certification/license in veterinary technology.

  • 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 Tacoma location?

BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Tacoma, WA, is one of several BluePearl hospitals serving the area. Formerly known as Specialty & Emergency Veterinary Care in Tacoma, the hospital has been the leading 24/7 emergency and specialty center in the South Puget Sound region since 1999. The practice joined BluePearl in 2015.

Our highly qualified BluePearl Tacoma team delivers compassionate, comprehensive care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in emergency medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, radiology & diagnostic imaging, and surgery. In addition, through our partners we offer access to acupuncture, avian and exotic animal medicine, and dermatology and allergy treatment. The 9,000-square-foot hospital in Tacoma is being remodeled to accommodate growth and expansion. The hospital has an onsite MRI and CT scanner and was the first private practice in Washington to perform MRIs on veterinary patients. Additional equipment includes arthroscopy, ultrasound and a fully equipped intensive care unit.

The Seattle metropolitan area is a wonderful place to work and live! The area has some of the best parks in the nation—more than 6,189 acres of them—perfect for swimming, hiking, fishing and more, offering outdoor activities to fit all interests. Tacoma is close to the spectacular Mount Rainier, the Cascade Mountains, Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.

Click here to learn more about our Tacoma hospital! at

Like u at s on Facebook to learn about BluePearl events and career opportunities! at

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 orientation 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: LICEN06652

Posted: 2018-03-14T18:13:43.936Z

Part Time

Location: Tacoma, WA, USA