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  • Licensed Veterinary Technician - Critical Care - Columbia River Veterinary Specialists - Vancouver, WA

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    Licensed Veterinary Technician - Critical Care 
    Columbia River Veterinary Specialists - Vancouver, WA
    $17.00 - $22.25 an hour

    Columbia River Veterinary Specialists is looking for extraordinary *Veterinary Technicians* to join our Critical Care team! We are a collaborative group of veterinary professionals, with specialists in Emergency & Critical Care, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Dentistry and Neurology. We are interviewing for knowledgeable, effortless leaders who share our passion for exceptional medicine and warm, personal client care.

    Keep the treatment floor weird! That’s what we say here at CRVS. We are proud of our beautiful facility, just 10 minutes north of Portland, OR - a city rich in interesting culture, history, and activities. When you’re not at work saving lives, building relationships, and having a great time you’re just a short ride share away from a great time! Our associates enjoy their free time hiking, camping, beer and wine tasting, shopping, and exploring new interests. Come join us in the workplace, and we’ll be happy to join you on your adventures!


    Imagine a place where your team is closer than family. Where you spend your working hours supporting each other, and your off hours enjoying with beautiful PNW. Here at CRVS we are proud of the culture that we have cultivated over the years. We are passionate about patient and client care, and we are equally passionate about each other. The veterinary field is ripe with issues stemming from compassion fatigue, which has led us to develop our enrichment committee. We keep each other engages, and strive to plan activities inside and outside the workplace. Together, we build and maintain the ideal workplace for our peers.

    The rain may be falling outside, but there are always blue skies at CRVS! Join our team and enjoy the sunny atmosphere. We’re a busy 24 hours emergency and specialty hospital, and our unique culture empowers our team to provide the excellent patient and client care that we’re known for. We recognize the importance of fun and happiness in the workplace, and plan regular activities to combat compassion fatigue. From brewcycle tours, to holiday parties, to summer games; we’re a compassion fatiguetask force to be reckoned with! Come join us today! We’d love to have you join our forever work-home!


    Our ideal candidate will be an expert in their chosen field. Beyond professional qualifications, ‘ideal’ for us is defined by being a good cultural fit for CRVS. We invite qualified applicants to apply for this position and an opportunity to visit and interview with us.

    We are looking for individuals who possess the following qualities and qualifications:

    • Currently licensed or eligible to become licensed as a Veterinary Technician in the state of Washington; VTS credentialed technicians or those interested in pursuing VTS credentials are encouraged to apply.
    • Has successfully completed and graduated from an accredited veterinary technician program OR has "grandfathered in" and successfully challenged the VTNE to obtain credentialed status.
    • Has two years of experience in critical care and/or emergency veterinary medicine.
    • Takes personal responsibility and displays integrity.
    • Displays competency in the general knowledge and nursing skills required to care for critically ill patients.
    • Enjoys a team environment and working collaboratively.
    • Can effectively and professionally communicate with co-workers, supervisors, DVMs, clients, and the public.
    • Maintains professionalism and composure, makes sound decisions, and is able to effectively multitask in a fast-paced work environment.
    • Enjoys teaching, training and learning; has a strong desire to share knowledge with peers and is open to learning from others.
    • Can read, write and speak English; is able to follow verbal and written medical orders and instructions.
    • Has basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills.
    • Is computer literate with the ability to learn new veterinary based software applications.
    • Is able to bend, kneel, stoop, and stand for long periods of time; can individually and frequently lift patients and inventory up to 40 pounds.

    Employees enjoy competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Benefits for full time Veterinary Technicians include: health; dental; 401k with a company sponsored match; Life insurance; Employee Assistance Program; Long and short term disability insurance; discounted pet care; holiday pay; paid time off; reimbursement of Veterinary Medication Clerk registration and renewal fees; company provided scrubs and/or scrub allowance.

    CRVS strongly believes in providing growth opportunities for its employees by providing continuing education and promoting staff when new opportunities arise. We offer both in house and community CE opportunities for our staff and the referring veterinary community.


    Please submit your cover letter and resume if you are interested in joining our team at Columbia River Veterinary Specialists. Indicate "CRVS Technician" in the subject line. To learn more about CRVS, please visit us at . We appreciate your enthusiasm; however we cannot take phone calls at this time as our phone lines are reserved for serving our clients.


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