DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital
April 27, 2018
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
Vet Tech / Nurse / Assistant
DoveLewis is a non-profit, AAHA-accredited and VECCS Level 1-certified client focused and teaching hospital in NW Portland. Our mission is to provide the best emergency and critical care for companion animals, and to support veterinary professionals and the animal-loving community. To achieve this, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch client service to our clients and practicing the best in emergency and critical care to our patients.
We are seeking a full-time Veterinary Technician or experienced Assistant to join our team. Shifts are anticipated to be late swing or overnight.
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.
Our employees receive generous health benefits, a veterinary discount, premium pay for holidays worked, and accrued vacation time.
DoveLewis is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen required.
Application Instructions To be considered for this position, you MUST complete the online application and upload a resume. Resumes received without a completed online application will not be considered.
Required Qualifications *Minimum of three years working in the veterinary field as a technician or assistant. *Preferred minimum of one year critical care, specialty, or emergency small animal care in private, non-profit, or educational organization. *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.