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Why You’ll Love This Job

Hawks Prairie Veterinary Hospital is in search of a PAW-sitively awesome Veterinary Technician!  Licensed Technicians are preferred but non-licensed technicians with experience are highly encouraged to apply!
We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Lacey, WA.  Our dedicated team of veterinary professionals offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services. Our veterinary hospital has advanced equipment and technology, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, well-equipped surgical and dental suite, laser therapy, ultrasound, and a well-stocked pharmacy.  In addition to those services, we also offer integrative medicine and acupuncture at our in-house Holistic Center. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of our patient’s life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for the pets in our community. We also serve the Tumwater, DuPont, Olympia and greater South Puget Sound areas
We are an experienced multi-doctor practice and our Veterinary Technicians are an integral part of our hospital team and success! We pride ourselves on having a positive team environment, professional and experienced support staff, and solid leadership.
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Schedule: Full-time or Part-time

Veterinary Technician Responsibilities

The ideal Veterinary Technician will be a driver of hospital procedures and workflow, focusing on creating an outstanding customer service experience and taking pride in offering unmatched compassionate care. You will establish a movement of patients and clients through appointments and procedures. Your ability to educate and communicate effectively with both clients and your team are crucial!

  • Proficiency in phlebotomy, catheter placement, anesthesia monitoring, dental prophies
  • Perform quality full body and dental radiographs for subsequent evaluation by DVMs
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with coworkers and clients
  • Obtain and record patient history and client communication in a professional, detailed manner
  • Provide surgical discharges and home care instructions to clients after patient procedures

Veterinary Technician Qualifications 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Veterinary Technician Licensure preferred in the Washington or pending credentials within 3-6 months.
  • Candidates who do not possess licensure but has relevant experience and strong desire to become licensed within 2-3 years are encouraged to apply.  Tuition Assistance for Penn Foster program is available for qualified candidates.
  • Ability to assist in animal restraint, lift up to 40 lbs., and work on your feet all day

About the Employer: This hospital is owned and operated by People Pets & Vets. At our hospitals, our Veterinarians make decisions about medicine and treatment choices. As an employee, you will have access to many benefits, training, and professional development opportunities to assist you with your professional growth and development.
What’s in it for you?

  • Great Compensation Package
  • Signing bonus for Licensed Technicians
  • Ideal Work Schedule and Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) With employer match
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability & Life Insurance
  • If not licensed, tuition assistance for Penn Foster program available to qualified candidates
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Continuing Education allowance and annual Licensure reimbursement
  • Generous Pet care discount
  • Company paid Employee Assistance Program

People Pets & Vets is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. People Pets & Vets is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 80701