DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital
September 24, 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.
DoveLewis is seeking a full-time Veterinary Surgery Technician to join our team.
As a Surgery Technician, you will be responsible for the coordination, direction, and organization of surgery preparation and assists surgeons with all aspects of surgeries and post-operative care through compliance with the surgeon’s orders. On a daily basis, you will set up specialized surgical equipment for procedures, place catheters, induce and maintain anesthesia during surgery, monitor patient recovery and perform treatments on day cases and other miscellaneous technician duties. This position 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.
Current Veterinary Technician license in good standing to practice in Oregon required.
AA or BA/BS degree from accredited veterinary technician program.
Current VTS (ECC) certification preferred; anesthesia specialty highly desired.
Minimum of five years of experience in critical care or emergency small animal care in private, non-profit, or educational organization.
Any suitable combination of experience or education may substitute.
Additional Salary Information: DOE
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.