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VCA Animal Hospitals Registered Veterinary Technician - Neurology Department in Sacramento, California

Position Overview: VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center is seeking a skilled and compassionate Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), or Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) to join our dynamic neurology department. As an integral member of our team, you will provide exceptional care to patients with neurological conditions under the guidance of our board-certified veterinary neurologist. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art facility alongside a dedicated team of professionals committed to advancing veterinary medicine.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Patient Care: Provide comprehensive nursing care to patients with neurological disorders, including monitoring vital signs, administering medications, and assisting with diagnostic procedures such as MRI scans, CT scans, and electroencephalograms (EEGs).

  2. Surgical Assistance: Assist the veterinary neurologist during surgical procedures, including patient preparation, and surgical instrument handling.

  3. Anesthesia Skills: Proficient with anesthesia monitoring and associated skills, such as intubation, understanding of pharmacology, multiparameter monitoring, running CRI’s and TIVA and anesthetizing a range of ASA grades.

  4. Diagnostic Imaging : Proficiently operate diagnostic imaging equipment and assist with the positioning of patients for imaging studies, ensuring high-quality images for accurate diagnosis.

  5. Client Communication: Communicate effectively with pet owners, providing updates on their pet's condition, explaining treatment plans, and offering guidance on post-operative care and home management of neurological conditions.

  6. Record Keeping: Maintain accurate medical records, including patient charts, treatment plans, and surgical logs, in compliance with hospital protocols and regulatory standards.

  7. Collaboration: Collaborate closely with other members of the veterinary team, including veterinarians, veterinary assistants, and support staff, to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care for patients.

  8. Continuing Education: Stay current with advancements in veterinary neurology by participating in continuing education opportunities, workshops, and conferences.


· Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) license: Must be licensed as a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of California.

· Experience: Knowledge of the techniques associated with advanced neurology care of veterinary patients is preferred, but not required

· Technical Skills: Proficiency in veterinary nursing skills, including strong skill in phlebotomy, catheter placement, urinary catheter placement and care, anesthesia management and monitoring, and patient handling. Experience with diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT) is a plus.

· Communication Skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with clients, colleagues, and other members of the healthcare team.

· Compassion: Genuine compassion for animals and their owners, with a commitment to providing the highest standard of care and support.

· Team Player: Strong team player with a positive attitude, able to collaborate effectively in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment.


· Competitive salary commensurate with experience

· Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance

· 401(k) retirement plan with employer match

· Continuing education allowance

· Paid time off and holidays

· Discounted pet care services

About VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center: VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center is a leading specialty referral hospital providing advanced veterinary care in the Sacramento area. Our state-of-the-art facility offers specialized services in internal medicine, surgery, oncology, neurology, emergency and critical care, and more. We are committed to delivering compassionate, comprehensive, and cutting-edge care to our patients, supported by a team of skilled professionals dedicated to excellence.

The pay range for this position is $23 to $30/ hour. Pay range listed for NON- VTS technicians, VTS Salary negotiable.

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