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BluePearl Veterinary Assistant - ER in Lakewood, Washington

BluePearl Lakewood is seeking a Full-Time Veterinary Assistant or Advanced Patient Care Associate to join their busy and well-established Emergency Department.

*Prior experience working in veterinary medicine is required for this role.

VA Pay: $21.62 - $30.09 / hour

This pay band is a starting point and is dependent on experience and advancement through CareerTrax leveling system .

We also offer competitive shift differential pay for eligible hours worked for nights and weekends.

*Shift differentials are based on a 4-hour minimum.

For example:

  • Mon – Fri: 6pm to 8am = $4.00 Shift Differential

  • Sat & Sun: 6pm to 8am = $5.50 Shift Differential

  • Sat & Sun: 8am to 6pm = $4.00 Shift Differential

We are seeking a Veterinary Assistant who is dependable, positive, and resilient, has good communication, and enjoys working in a team environment. The right fit for our team is someone who has goals and career aspirations is coachable, and likes to learn! If you have been looking for a way to advance your career, we invite you to apply.

About Us

We are a 24-hour emergency and specialty facility, and our in-house specialties include Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Diagnostic Imaging, Rehabilitation, and Surgery services. Our location offers CT imaging, MRI, digital radiography, ultrasonography, fluoroscopy and endoscopy, an underwater treadmill/hydrotherapy, acupuncture, mechanical ventilator, cold laser therapy, and Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy.

We have a positive learning environment, and our team has a driving desire to continuously get better, learn more, and perform skills at the highest possible level. We have the capacity to see and treat cases of all kinds and have heavy involvement in anesthetic protocols and patient care. We have a talented team, and we are geared towards education and growth. We have several VTS technicians (ECC) and (Anesthesia / Analgesia) who encourage learning and offer VTS training groups, a training and leveling program, and information to keep us all up to date on the latest and greatest in CPR.

Why BluePearl?

  • Our passion is pets. We offer Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food.

  • We encourage you to grow with us. Our technicians are leveled by their skillset and move up in level as they gain more skills and experience. We are focused on developing our associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops. As a member of Mars Veterinary Health, our associates have endless opportunities to advance in their career.

  • In order to transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we understand the importance of continuous learning. We offer an annual continuing education allowance, free continuing education sessions, and our own BluePearl University for training. Our Continuing Education Plan includes individual stipends and rollover benefits/CE hours for LVT/VTS.

  • To support your career growth, we offer Penn Foster tuition assistance to those who demonstrate the desire to successfully become a degreed and licensed Veterinary Technician. Our strategic partnership with Penn Foster offers qualifying associates a Veterinary Technician degree with up to 90% tuition assistance.

  • We value your health and well-being as an associate by providing you with the following:

  • Company-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • Parental Leave Benefits

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance options

  • Paid Time Off and Floating Holiday Plans

  • Shift Differential for all hourly associates

  • Weekend Shift Differential for all hourly associates

  • Health Savings Account, Flexible Savings Account

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Annual Scrub Allowance

  • Referral Bonus Program

  • State licensure reimbursements, VTNE reimbursements

  • Additional VTS benefits – pursuing & established VTS technicians

  • A regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment.

  • We promote a team-like culture in our hospitals. We are all in this together. We believe in working together to lead the industry by enriching lives through remarkable care for pets.

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 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.