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VCA Animal Hospitals Surgical Instrument Tech in San Diego, California

VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center in San Diego is seeking a Surgical Pack Technician to join our incredible surgery team. If you consider yourself to be a highly organized, hardworking individual with strong attention to detail, this may be the position for you. Daily job duties would include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in surgical preparation of patients

  • Clean, disinfect, sterilize surgical instruments

  • Wrap and sterilize surgical packs

  • Correctly use autoclave

  • Correctly use gas sterilizer

  • Set up for orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries

  • Submit lab samples

  • Properly fill, spin and (possibly) read PCV tubes

  • Stain slides

  • Use and clean refractometer

  • Run all laboratory diagnostic equipment

  • Check in clients and obtain short history on patients

  • Stock surgical suites

Our success is rooted in the foundation of our family-like culture. We are a cohesive and collaborative team of highly skilled professionals who work together to promote a fun and educational environment. Career fulfillment and a work-life balance are important to us. We are currently in the process of building out a 26,000 square-foot facility with top of the line diagnostic equipment including digital radiography, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CT and MRI. Every day we provide the highest quality of medical care through innovative medicine and team work. Our services include Surgery, Internal Medicine, Oncology, and a 24 hour Emergency Service.

Salary: $23-25/hour

If you are interested in starting or continuing your career in a well-established, well-respected emergency and specialty referral center you can call home, then VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center is the place for 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