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Ethos Veterinary Health Licensed Veterinary Technician, Emergency in Tacoma, Washington

Summit Veterinary Referral Center is hiring Day, Swing, and Overnight Licensed Veterinary Technicians for our ER/ICU department.

Job Summary:

We are currently seeking Licensed Veterinary Technicians to join our team. As an ER/ICU Technician, you will be responsible for providing veterinary care for our hospitalized and incoming patients you will work with our veterinary team to provide high-quality medical care to both pets and their owners. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be adaptable, have a positive attitude, and a passion for animal care.


  • Must possess a valid license as a Veterinary Technician or be board eligible

  • Minimum of two years of experience working as a Licensed Veterinary Technician

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team

  • Experience in specialty medicine preferred, but we are willing to train the right person


  • Proper handling and restraint of medically compromised patients

  • Triage and intake skills/TPR

  • Critical thinking in emergency setting

  • Perform technical procedures such as venipuncture, administering IV fluids, and catheter placement.

  • Perform drug calculations, administer controlled and non controlled medications PO, SQ, IM, and IV as directed by the veterinarian.

  • Monitor, induce, maintain and recover patients undergoing anesthetic procedures

  • Provide nursing care and treatment to hospitalized patients

  • Educate pet owners on post-operative and at-home care for their pets.

  • Assist with advanced imaging (Fluoroscopy/X-ray/Ultrasound/MRI/CT)

  • Communicate with other departments within the hospital or clinic for the overall success of the practice.


  • 10-12 hour shifts 3-4 times per week

  • 1 scheduled weekend shift per week required

  • On-call shift rotation required once trained

    Department & shift coverage needed:​

  • Emergency/ICU

  • Day Shifts (6am-6pm)​

  • Swing Shifts (Shifts start times vary from 8a-4am)

  • Overnight (6pm-6am)

  • Internal Medicine

  • Neurology

  • Oncology

  • Surgery

    Compensation & Benefits:

  • Hiring Bonus/Relocation assistance Available

  • Hourly pay range- $24.00 - $35.00 depending on experience

  • Shift differential for any shift hours worked within 6p-6am $3/hr Mon-Thurs and $5/hr Fri-Sun

  • Competitive hourly salary

  • CE/Dues/License Fees/Uniform Allowances

  • 401k

  • PTO

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Employee assistance plan with focus on mental health

  • Plus more employee perks!

    Our pay ranges are primarily determined by role, level, and location. The range provided for each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for the position. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

    Interested in joining our team?

    If you are interested in applying and meet the qualifications, please complete the application and make sure to include an updated resume. You can also contact me at kira.renaut@ethosvet.com for more information. 

    Why Summit:

    Summit Veterinary Referral Center is the largest Emergency and Specialty Center in the South Puget Sound. With specialists in Anesthesia, Cardiology, Emergency/Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Surgery and Radiology, we work as a team to provide the most comprehensive patient and client care in our region. Grand rounds occur daily and our specialists are regularly available to consult on cases (even in the middle of the night). We have 7 surgical suites, CT/MRI, endoscopy, telemetry, digital radiography, echocardiography, ultrasound, fluoroscopy and more.

    Our culture is all about collaboration, and a thriving passion for best medicine. We embrace your learning and development with a robust CE budget and opportunities for growth (VTS support). We strive for sustainable excellence with multiple structures in place to aid in reducing burnout and helping you live your best life!

    We have grown steadily in our 13-year history, but we are still a young developing practice with a lot of heart. We need talented folks like you and your friends (don’t worry…we have PLENTY of room to fit in more folks like you) to help us keep growing, thriving, and delivering the absolute best in patient and client care.

Ethos Veterinary Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.


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