WCAH is a privately owned small animal practice of 8 DVMs. At WCAH, we are dedicated to a culture of open communication, high-quality medicine, and employee satisfaction.

Staff culture is a huge priority for our team. We are looking for someone to join our hard-working, hard-laughing team while providing high-quality care for our patients.

The veterinary technician is the veterinarian’s primary medical support. They begin the examination procedure and continue to assist the doctor throughout the examination, diagnosis, and treatment phases. They aid veterinarians in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work and administrative detail. They have a very significant role in communicating with and educating clients about their pets.

  • Can provide compassionate care to patients and clients
  • Dependable and arrives at shift in a timely manner, and is committed to upholding the core values and mission of the hospital
  • Can conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner even when stressed and/or focused on individual tasks
  • Can legibly keep accurate medical records in accordance with hospital policy
  • Can prepare and maintain the exam rooms and treatment areas
  • Can perform physical assessments; record observations legibly in files or computer
  • Can proficiently restrain pets even when large, difficult or fractious
  • Can place IV catheter using sterile technique
  • Understands all common vaccinations and vaccination protocols and can explain them to clients
  • Knows all common preventative medicines and can explain their use to clients
  • Has deeper knowledge of common medical conditions and their treatments
  • Understands usage, knows the dosage, and common side-effects for commonly used prescription drugs, and can readily explain them to the clients
  • Understands the importance of a clean and orderly facility, and does not hesitate to clean or organize as part of a normal job duty
  • Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees and provides mentorship/training and oversight to assistants, technicians and veterinarians
  • Gives SQ, IM, and IV injections (with or without IV port)
  • Can prepare and read skin cytology, skin scrape, and ear cytology
  • Can handle clients’ medical questions with confidence and direct them to veterinarians when appropriate
  • Can explain necessary follow-up and homecare instructions
  • Can effectively position for and perform image capture of radiographs for basic/routine studies
  • Knows common disease states and can alert veterinarians when symptoms change or when concerns arise with hospitalized patients
  • Knows common diseases and how they are transmitted
  • Admit patients following hospital policy and doctors' written orders
  • Discharge patients based on the veterinarian’s orders, ensuring that patients are well-groomed and in a medically appropriate state

  • Vocational school training is desirable but not required
  • Previous experience required
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous On-The-Job training/experience required
  • Dental extraction experience (RVT) is highly desired

  • Minimum two years experience as a veterinary technician
  • RVT license desirable but not required
  • Previous animal experience required

  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • COViD19 vaccine required
  • Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to work with them even when they are stressed, ill, or in pain
  • Can stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis
  • Is well-spoken and approaches his/her job duties in a mature nature
  • Is experienced in the teamwork approach and works well with all levels of hospital team members including mentorship and training of other staff
  • Has excellent client communication skills
  • Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying animals (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs). Walks or stands for extended periods of time; frequently works in a bent position
  • Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases

  • Full-Time position

$18.00/hour -  $24.00/hour
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