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VCA Animal Hospitals Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician in Olympia, Washington

We're thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Veterinary Technician to help lead our dynamic team at VCA Tanglewilde Animal Hospital!

Job Title: Lead Veterinary Technician

As a Lead Veterinary Technician, you will play a crucial role in ensuring exceptional patient care and will also serve as the lead surgery technician, overseeing surgical procedures. Additionally, you will actively contribute to mentoring and training fellow veterinary technicians to maintain the highest standards of care within our clinic.

  • Assist veterinarians in routine examinations, surgeries, and dental procedures

  • Administer medications and treatments as directed by the veterinarian

  • Perform laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date patient records

  • Physical examinations and patient assessment

  • Educate pet owners on proper animal care and treatment plans

  • Surgery prep, anesthesia monitoring, and patient recovery

  • IVC placement and Venipuncture

  • Assist in training and mentoring new veterinary technicians

  • Plus more!

Schedule: This is a full-time position with no scheduled weekends , offering an excellent opportunity for work-life balance.

Compensation: Starting at $30 - 33 hr. Starting range is determined by license, skill set, and years of experience in the field. Financial growth opportunities available.


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT/ CVT/RVT).

  • Passion for monitoring anesthesia and performing dentals.

Benefits of joining the VCA Tanglewilde Team!

Below are some of the many benefits of joining the VCA 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)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Competitive wage

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Generous pet care discounts

  • Life, long and short-term disability insurance

  • Paid parental leave

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

  • 401(k) (company match)

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!

Location: 7447 Martin Way E, Olympia, WA 98516

If you are a current associate, you will need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Jobs Hub app or search for Browse 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