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  • Veterinary Technician at Pacific Veterinary Specialists, Capitola, CA

    Job Locations US-CA-Capitola
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  • Overview

    Pacific Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Service is looking for dedicated, team-oriented technicians to join our busy practice!  We are a 24/7 emergency and specialty clinic offering gold-standard veterinary care to the Santa Cruz community.  Our mission is to provide excellent specialty and emergency care to our patients, and exceptional service to our community of pet owners and referring veterinarians.  We commit to the following core values to direct our daily actions and long-term vision: excellence, compassion, integrity, sharing of knowledge, collaboration and sustainability.  If these values resonate with you, and you possess the following qualifications, we would love to hear from you!  Please forward your cover letter/letter of intent, resume, and list of professional references to:


    We are currently seeking a Registered Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Assistant.


    Some of the responsibilities associated with this position may include, but are not limited to:

    Initiating emergency procedures as needed, including CPR on animals
    Demonstrate safe, humane restraint techniques of patients
    Calculate drug dosages, ranging from basic to complex
    Perform Phlebotomy or Cystocentesis procedures proficiently
    Perform IV catheterization proficiently
    Process in-house and outside pharmacy requests as prescribed
    Explain treatment estimates and invoices to clients
    Receive telephone calls from clients and answer clinical questions as directed

    Assist the ICU technician with treatments on hospitalized patients.

    Basic required qualifications:

    High school diploma required and minimum 3 years (for RVT, 2 years for Assistant) clinical experience in veterinary industry
    Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interface with staff and clients using tact, patience, professional courtesy, and exhibit confidentiality and discretion where appropriate
    Consistent and reliable ability to perform mathematical calculations
    Maintain the California Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permit (VACSP); must obtain within 60-days of hire or transfer into this role; (this requirement is waived if incumbent holds a valid CA-RVT license)

    Must be able to work weekends and some holidays

    Desired qualifications:

    Registered Veterinary Technician preferred but not required
    Specialty experience in Emergency Services

    We offer competitive compensation and a benefits package with generous employer cost sharing that includes medical, dental, and vision.  We also offer an educational assistance program that supports ongoing learning and development.


    Please apply online at


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