Certified Veterinary Technician - East Market (Philadelphia, PA)

Veterinary Care Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Certified Veterinary Technician - Full-Time

Philadelphia, PA


Heart + Paw is looking for a Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVT) to be an integral part of how we are reimagining petcare for pets and pet parents at our East Market location on Ludlow St in Philadelphia.

If you are passionate about practicing profession-leading preventive care by high standards of veterinary medicine and will excel in a collaborative environment where you are rewarded for success, are encouraged to operate at the top of your certification, pursue professional interests, and take the time to practice veterinary medicine in a patient centered way, then we want to talk to you! 


Position Description

Our ideal CVT candidate will be client centric, have a deep appreciation for the human-animal bond pet parents have with their pets, be passionate about embracing low stress handling philosophies and methodologies in the performance of all duties, be enthusiastic about giving back to and building a relationship with the local community, be comfortable with the need for adaptability, and have at least 1-2 years of clinical experience in a companion animal practice.

Your Day to Day

  • Assist the veterinarian with routine patient appointments and surgical procedures including caring for and monitoring of pets, keeping them calm and secure, and assisting with restraint.
  • See pets and pet parents for technician appointments for vaccines, nutrition and behavior counseling, and procedure rechecks in accordance with your skill level.
  • Collect and process samples for diagnostics and collect and preserve laboratory samples that must be shipped offsite for testing.
  • Prepare appointment rooms prior to scheduled patient visits and treatment rooms for surgery and prepare and administer medications, vaccines, serums, or treatments as prescribed by the veterinarian.
  • Record patient medical history and medical notes as well as inventories of pharmaceuticals, equipment, and supplies and maintain controlled substance inventory and related log books, fill prescriptions, measure medications, and label containers and explain medications and potential side effects to clients.
  • Take radiographs including dental radiographs, perform routine ultrasonic dental prophy including dental charting, and monitor general anesthesia.
  • Dress and suture wounds, apply splints and protective devices, give enemas, perform catherization, ear flushes, intravenous feedings, and gavage.
  • Maintain, sterilize, and store all instruments, equipment, and machinery to ensure proper working condition.
  • Contribute to a positive and collaborative working environment for all center employees and serve as a resource for other pet center associates as applicable and participate and support the onboarding of new center employees and development of medical, technical, and communication skills of all center employees.
  • Work with the veterinary hospital team through daily patient caseload to deliver outstanding medical quality and direct center employees in a positive and efficient manner.
  • Communicate with clients in a positive and efficient manner, educate and counsel them on preventive health care, behavior problems, dental care, and nutrition and utilize Heart + Paw technologies available (Telemedicine, texting, emails, etc.).


What You Will Bring to Our Team

  • Veterinary technician licensure (CVT) in good standing with the applicable state veterinary board
  • 1-2 years of clinical experience
  • Excellent client communication skills
  • Ability to lift 20+lbs., tolerate strong smells and noisy environments, and deal with physically and emotionally demanding situations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a client-centric focus
  • Strong interest in the use of technology to advance the practice of veterinary medicine and the pet/pet parent experience
  • Highly collaborative nature and ability to deal with ambiguity as well as learning on the fly
  • Fear Free and HABRI certification or desire to become certified


Meet Heart + Paw - East Market 

Heart + Paw is an integrated pet care company serving pets and their parents.  Bringing together a tailored physical space and digital experience designed for the dynamics between pets, their parents, and the care team, our centers serve the modern dimensions of pet parenthood.  Heart + Paw's East Market Center will offer veterinary care, grooming, day care, retail, and other complementary services at its centers.  Thoughtfully designed, digitally enabled and powered by the best and the brightest, Heart + Paw will be the destination for pets, their parents, and our team.  


We know that our spaces impact our lives.  Our space will reflect our core values and include thoughtful details like natural light, a greeting bar, and transparent visibility to our services to make pets and their parents feel welcome from the first step.  With pets at the center, our design elements and pet care techniques embody the leading edge of research in low stress handling including unique exam rooms and an experience tailored for feline visitors.

Our elevated experience extends beyond pets and pet parents to our entire team.  Each center will be newly built with modern equipment and spaces designed just for our teams including a well-equipped breakroom, ample office space, treatment areas, and a private employee-only bathroom.

Our differentiation

Heart + Paw was founded with the belief that pet care providers have the noblest hearts yet often struggle with the demands of delivering high quality care to others while maintaining their own personal well-being.  Our entire team is committed to creating a new employee experience, one that allows the dedicated veterinary care provider to do both. With our extensive veterinary background, we have put a great deal of thought and resources into every aspect of the employee experience: physical space, compensation, benefits, technology, equipment, caseload, and staffing.  We believe the employee experience is an essential part of petcare reimagined.