DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital is hiring a full-time Veterinary Technician or experienced Assistant to join our team.
Shifts: Overnight or Swing
Wage: Starts at $21-$25 hourly, plus an overnight differential for applicable shifts.
Why do employees love working for DoveLewis?
We live up to our mission of providing the best emergency, critical, and specialty care to our patients.
Your work makes a difference to the animal-loving community and to individual pet owners on a daily basis
You learn so much! We are a teaching hospital dedicated to the growth of our employees.
As a Technician or Veterinary Assistant, you will be responsible for providing our clients with a top-notch experience as well as responsible for providing emergency nursing care to patients through compliance with the attending doctor's orders. On a daily basis, you will triage patients, calculate medical dosages and administer medications, run in-house lab work, place tubes and catheters, monitor and ensure patients' comfort, update clients on their pet's progress, and perform a variety of other tasks. This requires solid technical skills.
Because of our hospital’s client-centered nature, this role requires your commitment to providing both patients and clients with the highest standard of care. Your ability to handle stressful situations in a fast-paced environment with compassion, efficiency, and flexibility is key to success in this role.
What are we looking for in a candidate?
Minimum of three years working in the veterinary field as a technician or assistant.
Preferred minimum of one year emergency or other specialty small animal care experience.
CVT or LVT preferred.
Any suitable combination of experience or education may substitute for the above.
About DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, established in 1973 and based in Portland, Ore., is the only nonprofit, 24-hour emergency and intensive care unit in the region. DoveLewis provides donor-funded programs to the community, including one of the United States’ largest volunteer-based animal blood banks, a nationally recognized pet loss support program, an animal-assisted therapy program, education for veterinary professionals and the animal-loving community, 24-hour stabilizing care for lost, stray and wild animals and financial assistance for qualifying low-income families and abused animals. With over 40 years of service to the community, DoveLewis has treated over 500,000 animals and has been deemed one of Oregon’s Most Admired Nonprofits by The Portland Business Journal for eight years.