Lead Registered Veterinary Technician

LVT/RVT La Mesa, California


Position at Pet Emergency & Specialty Center - East County

Registered Veterinary Technician – Emergency and Critical Care
La Mesa, CA  
At Pet Emergency & Specialty Center La Mesa, a Thrive Pet Healthcare partner, we take action to empower your best care for pets, their families, and yourself.    
We are a community of 400 clinics forming an extraordinary network of unparalleled resources and people. Through outstanding learning and career options, comprehensive benefits, and abundant support, you’ll be nurtured and appreciated for who you are and what you bring to the table. We come together in both the joys and heartaches of our profession to lift each other up through laughter and empathy.    
And, we have plenty of fun along the way!   
Who We Are   
At Pet Emergency & Specialty Center, our team is dedicated to providing quality care to our patients and elevating our client experience.   
We have several different specialists including Critical Care, Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Avian and Exotics. Collaboratively we strive to provide the highest level of care, education, and understanding to our clients, their pets, and our referring veterinarians.  
What We Are Looking For
Pet Emergency & Specialty Center is looking for a Registered Veterinary Technician to join our Emergency and Critical Care Team.    
As a Veterinary Technician, you will play an important role in pets’ lives by providing care for our patients in need. Your life-changing work will range from the hands-on care of facilitating outpatient treatments and performing diagnostics, to support services including admitting for hospitalized treatments and discharging patients.   
Role Responsibilities:   
  • Support veterinarians to ensure quality veterinary care, advocate for pets, and educate clients. 
  • With each hospital function, assist veterinarians and the medical team to maximize productivity and maintain positive patient flow. 
  • Assist with surgeries and procedures in accordance with your state's Veterinary Practice Act outlined for credentialed veterinary technicians. 
  • Communicate with clients about individualized pet health concerns and treatment plans
  • 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:    
  • Proficient in Triage  
  • Registered Veterinary Technician or Highly Skilled Veterinary Assistant 
  • Proficient in IV catheters placement, blood work, and IV, IM and SQ injections
  • Proficient in monitoring anesthesia and working with various monitoring equipment
  • Team player 
  • Eager to learn and is self-motivated
  • Enjoys a challenging and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure
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 offincluding 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 perksincluding free exams, discounts on products and services up to 75 percent off, and more at all Thrive Pet Healthcare locations 
  • Milestone Award Program generous bonus received for dedication to company at 3,5,10 year 
  • 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 experience with a hourly pay rate starting at$25-33/hour. The actual rate offered will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. 

4 Day Work Week (10 hour shifts). Will include 1 weekend day.

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.