Mars Petcare Career Pathways

Job Information

VCA Animal Hospitals Licensed Veterinary Technician in Kennewick, Washington

VCA Southridge Animal Hospital is seeking a full-time Licensed Veterinary Technician!

Hometown Care at VCA Southridge Animal Hospital:

Our AAHA Accredited hospital opened with the vision of providing compassionate, high quality veterinary care. We have worked hard to make VCA Southridge Animal Hospital a great place to work for our team members and to give back to the community. Our purpose:

  • To create an exceptional experience for our patients and clients

  • To work as team, with shared dedication and passion

  • To enhance the health of each pet, resulting in a stronger relationship between the human animal veterinarian.

Technician Utilization: Our DVMs trust our LVT’s. We leveraged our LVT team to their fullest potential. We are dependable, adaptable, fun, and detail oriented. Comradery with our team is constant from chili cookoffs, Secret Santas, community outreach, switching schedules, and celebrating the small or large victories outside the hospital. Our LVTs provide compassionate veterinary care to our patients.

  • 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.

Compensation: Starting at $21- 25 / hour. Starting range is determined by skill set and years of experience in the field. Financial growth opportunities available.

Schedule: Full-time opportunity with flexible scheduling.

Benefits: 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 our team!

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

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Career development programs

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

  • Continuing education allowance

  • Tuition support and sponsorships

  • Veterinary Technician license reimbursement

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

  • Referral bonuses

  • Competitive wage

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Generous pet care discounts

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

  • Paid parental leave

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

  • 401(k) (company match)

Address: 3711 Plaza Way Kennewick, WA 99338

Apply today!

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)

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at