Certified Veterinary Technician (Emergency/Critical Care)

LVT/RVT Largo, Florida


Position at Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care Center

$5000 Sign-On Bonus!! 

Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care Center is seeking a Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our team full-time!

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 1-year prior experience in an emergency/critical care facility
  • High School diploma
  • LVT/CVT license in current and good standing

Our ER/ICU nurses are an integral part of our ability to successfully stabilize, treat and provide care to our most dynamic and challenging cases. They work closely with the emergency & specialty doctors to continually improve and manage workflow. 

The ER/ICU nurses provide excellent patient care for all services including Emergency and Critical Care, Surgery, Internal medicine, Dermatology, Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology & Ophthalmology. Primary responsibility is to assist in the stabilization and treatment of patients arriving on the emergency service and to provide the best patient care possible including monitoring patient status using a variety of equipment along with hands-on assessment,  administering medications(including controlled substances), intravenous infusion therapies, providing nutritional support (Enteral/ Parenteral) and oxygen as requested by clinician throughout shift, venipuncture for the placement of intravenous catheters, blood sampling and administration of drugs, monitoring and maintaining various indwelling tubes including tracheostomy, chest and feeding and a variety of catheters including intravenous (multi-lumen, central, peripheral) urinary and arterial. 

General nursing care is continual including maintaining a clean and comfortable holding area, walking, and general grooming.

Smartflow electronic treatment sheet is used as a primary form of communication for clinicians to request specific treatment regimens. The ER/ICU nurses review Smartflow for completion, the accuracy of drug dosages, treatment protocols. The ER/ICU nurses use Smartflow to assist in determining doctor requests but continue to use critical thinking skills to determine other patient care needs. 

We are seeking licensed nurses excited about an opportunity to advance their skillset and knowledge base in an environment where continuing development/education is encouraged. 

Candidates must have at least 1 year of experience in emergency/critical care and have proficiency with animal handling and patient care.  We are seeking individuals who have excellent communication skills and experience in medical record documentation using medical terminology appropriately. 

Basic computer skills are required.

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, squatting, reaching, standing walking/ on feet most of the day, and able to handle large dogs a requirement. 

Day, Swing, Evening, Weekend, and Holidays are required.

We offer an amazing benefits package including PTO, 401k, Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, generous pet discounts, and MUCH MORE! Apply today!