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VCA Animal Hospitals Certified Veterinary Technician in Portland, Oregon

Welcome to VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital ! We are a full-service facility offering Preventative/Routine care , Urgent and Emergency care , and Hospitalization.

Our Veterinary Technician team is growing, and we are looking for a Certified Veterinary Technician to join our hospital!

At our hospital, we firmly believe that our technician and front desk team are integral to shaping the exceptional client and patient experience we provide. Recognizing their pivotal role, our leadership team is dedicated to supporting the growth and well-being of our staff, emphasizing a healthy work-life balance. We prioritize our technical staff by offering educational events and leadership opportunities, ensuring they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to excel in their roles. This investment not only enhances their professional development but also elevates the quality of care and service we deliver. By nurturing a supportive work environment, we empower our employees to thrive both personally and professionally, creating a positive atmosphere that resonates with our patients and clients alike.

Overall Responsibility: Our CVTs provide compassionate veterinary care to our patients. Our Veterinary Technicians thrive in a fast-paced service, handle urgent/emergency cases , and enjoy the stimulating caseload.

  • 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.

  • Competent with medical math

  • Anesthesia monitoring for routine and emergency cases.

  • Triage urgent cases as they arrive at the hospital including obtaining vitals such as temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure.

  • Perform digital radiography using proper technique including proper positioning of patients.

Compensation: $ 29- 35/ hour. Starting range is determined by license, skill set, and years of experience in the field. Financial growth opportunities available. Starting sign-on bonus $2500 for qualified candidates.

Shift Differential:  We offer a shift differential to all hourly associates who work on Sundays.

Schedule: Full-time opportunities available . We offer a 3 x 12 hour shifts (Sunday - Tuesday) or 4 x10 hour shifts (Sunday - Wednesday)

Requirements: Certified Veterinary Technician in Oregon or eligible to become CVT within six months of hire.

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

CE allowance

• Tuition support and sponsorships

• Vet Tech license reimbursement

• Free wellness subscriptions (Head Space and Lyra Health)

• Referral bonuses

• Competitive wage

• Medical, dental & vision insurance

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

Paid parental leave

• Paid vacation and sick time

• 401(k)

Address: 13830 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97233

How to Apply:

We look forward to welcoming a new member to our veterinary team who shares our commitment to the well-being of animals. 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