Licensed Veterinary Technician (Emergency)

LVT/RVT Snohomish, Washington All, Washington


Position at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital

Pilchuck Animal Hospital is looking for an LVT with 1 or more years of emergency experience to join our Small Animal Emergency team. 

Salary Range: $25 - $33/hr (negotiable-based on experience), plus shift differential for working overnight hours ($1-$4/hr added to base pay)

Typical full-time emergency shift schedule is are 3 x 12-hour shifts (4 days per week off) (4x10 also potentially available)

Overnight shift is typically 7PM - 7AM.

We invest heavily in our employees' long-term growth and happiness. We offer a wonderful benefits package including: 

  • 80 hours of paid time off
  • Medical/Dental/Vision, including 401K employer match
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Employer paid parental leave and paid purr-ental leave
  • Employer paid assistance programs to aid in mental wellbeing.
  • And so much more!

GENEROUS sign-on bonus is available for LVT licensure and acceptance of a full-time overnight position! 

Ideal candidate must have:

  • Must have advanced knowledge in triage
  • Must have an advanced ability to communicate with clients.
  • Must have advanced knowledge in animal anatomy, diseases, behavior and care.
  • Must be able to use cleaning materials and equipment with skill and efficiency.
  • Must be able to understand and carry out oral and written directions, keep accurate written records, and know safety protocols.
  • Must have advanced knowledge in the administration of medications and recognition of abnormal conditions.
  • Must be proficient in aseptic technique, sterile prep, and equipment identification and maintenance.
  • Must show an advanced attention to detail and quality of work.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Must demonstrate an advanced understanding of standard hospital operating procedures. 


  • High School diploma or equivalent.


  • Active LVT license in WA state.

Position summary: Our technicians are responsible for the care and treatment of unstable and or critically ill patients, triaging emergency patients, monitoring hospitalized patients, performing patient laboratory tests, treatments and nursing care, admitting and discharging patients, client communication and education, and answering technician calls. Often requires lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 40 lbs, handling materials 20 lbs, additionally requires handling dogs weighing up to 150 lbs. Must be capable of walking and/or standing for long periods as well as frequently working in a bent position. 

Why work at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital?

We are a progressive multi-doctor, multi-species practice located in beautiful Western Washington. Location best of both worlds, 30 minutes from Seattle yet the practice is located in a growing rural setting. The majority of farm calls are located within a 30-mile radius of the clinic. Recreational opportunities abound - you can ski in the morning, hike in the afternoon, and enjoy extensive opportunities on the Puget Sound.

We have a stable, educated support staff, 23-acre facility, 4 Digital X-Ray, 1.5m, and 3.3m endoscopy, 2 portable ultrasound units, MRI, shockwave, a reference-quality in-house lab, and a fully staffed equine referral hospital, consisting of 24 hr nursing care and 2 surgical suites.

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