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.
This position will be scheduled to work full-time and will include either 1 weekend day a week or every other weekend, to be determined.
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.
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.
Application Instructions To be considered for this position, you MUST complete the online application and upload a resume. Resumes received without a completed online application will not be considered.
Current Veterinary Technician license in good standing 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.
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.