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VCA Animal Hospitals Certified Veterinary Technician in Clackamas, Oregon

VCA Hood View Animal Hospital, located in Clackamas OR, is looking for a Certified Veterinary Technician to join their AAHA-accredited, small animal general practice.

Location: 16317 SE 82nd Dr, Clackamas, OR 97015

Why We Want You and Technician Utilization: Our Certified Veterinary Technicians are trusted by our Veterinarians. Our team works together seamlessly to provide exceptional care to each patient from intake to discharge. We are dependable, adaptable, fun, and detail-oriented.

Whether you are a seasoned Veterinary Technician or recent graduate, we want you to use the knowledge that you’ve invested your time and talent in. The skills that you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist doctors with exams, treatments and procedures.

  • Venipuncture and IVC placement

  • Administer SQ fluids, medications, etc.

  • Work in conjunction with all technical staff across the hospital to ensure hospitalized patients are receiving the best possible care and communicating frequently with the team.

  • Recognize subtle change in clinical status.

  • Discharge instructions with clients when they are able to bring their furry family member back home with them.

  • Complete estimates, basic record keeping.

  • Surgical preparation and assisting.

  • Anesthesia monitoring.

  • Dentistry and dental radiographs.

Requirement: Must have a current veterinary technician license in the state of Oregon or be eligible to transfer/obtain a license in Oregon.

Schedule: Full-time opportunity. 4/10’s, Mon-Friday with rotating Saturdays. Closed Sunday and Holidays.

Compensation: The pay range for this position is $25 – 28 / hour. Compensation is negotiable based on education, experience, and other relevant credentials.

What makes VCA Hood View Animal Hospital Unique?

We see cats and dogs, six days a week, for preventative care, dentistry, and surgeries. We pride ourselves on making a personal connection with every client and pet. We make work-life balance a reality in veterinary medicine.

The unofficial motto of the city is “Keep Portland Weird”. It means that Portland is a unique, forward-thinking city with a laid-back sensibility and a wonderful view of the world. It is often referred to as the Greenest City in America and in 2012 was listed among the top ten places to live in the United States. Along with the “green culture” it has environmental sensibilities with tons of farmers markets, opportunities for having your own garden and a large backyard chicken raising community. This is an outdoors person’s dream with mountains, beaches, and forest activities within minutes reach. The weather is mild thus ensuring year-round activities and the relatively low population practically guarantees you having the trails to yourself. The city has multiple neighborhoods with their own traits, but all are a pet lover’s paradise. Portland ranks first in the country with the most dog parks per capita and is often voted “Pet Friendliest City in America.”

Benefits of joining the VCA Hood View Animal Hospital, Team!

We are passionate about supporting Veterinary Technicians and are committed to your continuing education and personal career development. VCA is a community of dedicated professionals that will encourage you to explore everything a Veterinary Technician career has to offer. At VCA, we are committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity and strive to be a place where a talented mix of people want to come, stay, and do their best work. In addition, we support a work environment where you can focus on your career, happiness, and the patients you serve.

Below are some of the many benefits of joining the VCA team for full-time associates (part-time benefits may vary)!

  • Competitive wages

  • Paid vacation (2 weeks in 1st year), sick time, and holiday pay

  • Free mental health sessions (Lyra) and wellness subscriptions (Head Space)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance for you and your family

  • Health saving account, and Flexible spending account

  • Generous pet care discounts plus discounts on Mars, Royal Canin, Hills, and more

  • Life, long, and short-term disability insurance (company paid)

  • Paid parental leave for new parents

  • 401(k) (company match)

  • Access to the people and financial resources of a large veterinary community

  • Opportunities for growth and leadership roles at VCA, Mars, and other divisions of Mars

  • Dedicated onboarding and development support

  • Associate-led equity, inclusion, and diversity groups

  • Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities

  • Free Continuing Education through our online WoofU

  • Tuition support and sponsorships

Apply Today! We value your time, and that is why we have a very quick and easy mobile-friendly application process. We look forward to speaking with you!

If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs.

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)

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