Veterinary Technician (Emergency Department) - Metropolitan Emergency Clinic

Veterinary Technician Rockville, Maryland


Position at Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic


Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic is now hiring a Veterinary Technician to join their amazing team!

The ideal candidate:
  • motivated, team player
  • strong communication skills
  • superb customer service skills
  • strong veterinary skill set
Job Overview:
  • Promptly and accurately respond to orders from shift leader and doctors.
  • Triage new patients accurately to insure care is administered in a timely fashion.
  • Be able to competently respond to emergency cases that arrive.
  • Collect laboratory specimens such as blood, urine, and feces for testing and put in appropriate vial.
  • Be able to correctly operate all in-house laboratory equipment including properly entering patient data.
  • Monitor in-patients to insure patient is responding appropriately to treatments.
  • Administer medications as directed by the doctor or treatment protocol.
  • Place intravenous catheter in peripheral vein.
  • Understand what different drugs are for and have a basic idea of correct dosages to insure that doctor’s orders are followed correctly.
  • Be able to properly operate either oxygen cage.
  • Set up, dismantle, and clean endoscope.
  • Enter patient information, taking x-rays, and ending the study.
  • Properly label remains to ensure the client’s needs are met.
  • Maintain clinic appearance by keeping facility clean and organized.
  • Be able to recognize when a patient’s condition is deteriorating and inform doctor.

Advanced Technician Duties

  • Administer blood or blood products and properly use transfusion log.
  • Set up and use respirator correctly.
  • Set up and use continuous suction.


  • Assist doctor in surgery, properly monitor patient, and maintain anesthesia log.
  • Able to properly use and understand monitoring equipment.
  • Understand “normal” parameters and recognize when patients condition changes.
  • Monitor patients recovering from anesthesia and notify doctor of unusual changes or symptoms
  • Clean, maintain, and sterilize equipment.
Why work at Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic?

The Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic is located just outside the beautiful city of Washington, DC in Montgomery County, Maryland.  Our proximity to DC gives us the advantage of several of the world’s top museums and attractions.  If you are a history buff, you will love this area.   We are in the process of moving to a new larger facility where we will add Internal Medicine and Surgery to start with more specialties to come.  We have in-house ultrasound, endoscopy, digital radiology, and a full laboratory.   We are a team oriented practice that lives by our core values.   We respect all living things, we are constantly learning and improving, we communicate directly and honestly, we are better because we work together, and we are committed to EXCELLENT medical care.

We offer an incredible benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life, 401k, paid time off as well as pet benefits!

If you are passionate about pets and providing exceptional veterinary care, we want you to join our team!

Apply today!  We look forward to hearing from you!