Lead Veterinary Technician - Internal Medicine

LVT/RVT Torrance, California


Position at ACCESS South Bay

Lead Veterinary Technician - Internal Medicine  

Torrance, CA  

At ACCESS South Bay, our goal is to exceed our client's expectations in each and every service we perform. It is a place where pets are treated like family members with state-of-the-art care in a clean, caring, and friendly environment. You will be expected to practice the best medicine, be proactive, and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment while providing compassionate, patient care. We invest in our employees with many opportunities for growth and development!    

Provide your best care with more bridges and less barriers.  

ACCESS South Bay is looking for a Lead Internal Medicine Veterinary Technician to join us as part of the Thrive Pet Healthcare community.  

As a Lead Internal Medicine Veterinary Technician you’ll play an important role in pets’ lives by providing end-to-end care for our precious patients. Your life-changing work will range from the hands-on care of facilitating outpatient treatments and performing laboratory tests, to support services including admitting and discharging patients.

Role Responsibilities:  

●Strong communication skills are a must

●Anesthetic induction (RVTs) and monitoring of sensitive and potentially critically ill patients for advanced diagnostic procedures (CT, endoscopy, bone marrow aspirates, joint taps, and more)  

●Monitor and perform treatments for patients requiring intensive management, recognize significant changes in the patient’s condition, and notify the Doctor.  

● Communicate with clients about individualized pet health concerns and offer guidance on  medications and additional treatments.  

● Assist in maintaining relevant, comprehensive medical records with the support of practice systems.  

● Obtain relevant health history and information from clients and maintain medical charts.  

● Use safe restraining techniques, follow standard protocols, and sustain clean, sterile, organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs.  

● Be willing to guide, mentor, and support fellow team members.

Experience & Skills Requirements:  

● Veterinary technician licensure preferred  

● 2+ years of clinical experience/Lead experience  

● An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program preferred; or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  

You’ll Grow With Us  

Here, you can grow your career as best fits you through access to comprehensive learning and skillset programs. You can build your skills and earn credentials through:  

● Our vast, diverse, and free library of continuing education courses - ThriveU  

● Live, virtual interactive workshops to develop valuable leadership skills  

● A program to designed to teach you the fundamentals of running a pet hospital  

● Earn your AVMA-CVTEA Accreditation and become a Vet Tech through our fully accredited distance learning program for veterinary technicians  

● Scholarship opportunities and tuition reimbursement  

And, with so many locations nationwide, you can find and move into any specialty, hospital type, or environment. Join us and provide your best care at a clinic that is deeply rooted within its community and bolstered by the resources of Thrive Pet Healthcare.

Benefits – our care in action  

We provide benefits spread comprehensively across your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing designed to meet your needs as a unique individual. Some key benefits include:  

 Paid time off including 8-weeks of full-pay parental leave, bereavement to grieve both humans and pets, and time off for new pet adoptions  

 Top quality medical, dental, and vision insurance plus health savings account and flexible spending account  

 Pet perks including free exams, discounts on products and services, and more at all Thrive Pet Healthcare locations  

● Generously subsidized backup and ongoing care support for children, adults, and pets  

 Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions  

 401k with employer contribution and no waiting period  

 Continuing education and development support through our library of free CE courses and paid time off to complete  

 Scholarship opportunities and student loan support program  

and so much more!  

Compensation negotiable based on credentials and skills assessment with a hourly pay rate starting at $20 - $36 / hour + a $3/hr Lead Technician differential. The actual rate offered will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.   

At Thrive Pet Healthcare, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and diversity of all of our team members, pet parents, and pets. We strive to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture where all team members belong and feel empowered.