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VCA Animal Hospitals Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) - ICW Department in Sacramento, California

We are seeking a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) to join our team at VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center. These positions are for Day and Swing shifts for Intermediate Care Ward. In our ICW, you will take care of our hospitalized patients from our various specialty departments. You will your patient's advocate for high level care.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist veterinarians in all aspects of patient care, including physical examinations, diagnostic procedures, and surgical interventions.

  • Perform and interpret diagnostic tests such as bloodwork, urinalysis, radiographs, and other imaging modalities.

  • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments as prescribed by veterinarians.

  • Monitor patients before, during, and after procedures, and provide appropriate nursing care.

  • Maintain accurate medical records and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Educate clients on preventive care, medication administration, and post-treatment instructions.

  • Collaborate with other members of the veterinary team to ensure the highest standards of patient care and client service.


  • Must be a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with current licensure in the state of California.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working as a veterinary technician in a clinical setting, preferably in a specialty or emergency hospital environment.

  • Strong technical skills, including proficiency in anesthesia monitoring, venipuncture, catheter placement, and laboratory procedures.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively communicate with clients and team members.

  • Compassionate and empathetic approach to patient care, with a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, prioritize tasks, and adapt to changing priorities.

VCA Animal Hospitals offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, pet care discounts, paid vacation, holidays and sick days, health and well-being programs that provide resources and training. Compensation is negotiable based on education, experience, and other relevant credentials. The pay range for this position is $23 to $28/ hour.

If you are a skilled in critical care with a commitment to excellence and a passion for animal care, we encourage you to apply for this position. Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and experience. We look forward to hearing from you.

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