DoveLewis is currently seeking a Certified Veterinary Technician to join our Neurology team!

As a veterinary Neurology Technician, you will be responsible for providing care to patients in conjunction with our Neurologist including performing anesthesia, facilitating imaging with our 64-slice CT and brand-new MRI and assisting with neurosurgery in addition to other facets of patient care.

We are looking for a passionate and excited individual who wants to practice the highest quality medicine, strives for excellence, has great interpersonal skills, and approaches patients and clients in a compassionate and empathetic manner. Teamwork, flexibility, organization, the ability to handle stress in fast-paced situations, and curiosity to continue learning are all key traits for this role.

    Because of our hospital's client-centered nature, this role requires your commitment to providing both patients and clients with the highest standard of care. A genuine love of and respect for all animals is required, as is an appreciation of the human-animal bond.

    Wage: $26 to $35.50 per hour depending on experience. Additional wage consideration for VTS certification.

    What are we looking for in a candidate?

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of veterinary practice and safety measures.
    • Working knowledge in technical skills required to nurse emergency and critically ill animals.
    • Working knowledge of veterinary computer systems to input charges and other client/animal information.
    • Knowledge in general janitorial and cleaning methods.
    • Teamwork and interpersonal skills to work in cooperative and close fashion within critical care environment.
    • Customer service skills.
    • Skilled in decision making in order to follow through on prescribed medications, animal monitoring, team, and other decisions.
    • Ability to accurately record medications and inventory and ability to calculate dosages of medication.
    • Ability to work in stressful situations associated with high volume, urgent care animal practice where accuracy, organization, and flexibility is needed at all times.
    • Ability to have a flexible schedule and work varied shifts as needed, including holidays and on-call.
    • Be willing and able to learn:
      o How to take a thorough medical history.
      o Assist with CT and MRI scans.
      o Follow daily checklist for MRI to ensure safety.
      o Indications and side effects of neurological medications.
      o How to support clients and patients with neurological disease.

    Education and Experience:

    • Current Veterinary Technician license in good standing to practice in Oregon or ability to become licensed within first 6 months of employment.
    • AA or BA/BS degree from accredited veterinary technician program preferred, but not required.
    • Three years experience in critical care or emergency small animal care in private, non-profit, or educational organization preferred.
    • Any suitable combination of experience or education may substitute.

      Why do employees love working for DoveLewis?

      DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital is a non-profit, AAHA-accredited and VECCS Level 1-certified client focused and teaching hospital in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

      • We live up to our mission of providing the best emergency, critical, and specialty care to our patients.
      • Your work makes a difference to the animal-loving community and to individual pet owners on a daily basis
      • You learn so much! We are a teaching hospital dedicated to the growth of our employees.

      To be considered for this position, you MUST complete the online application and upload a resume. Resumes received without a completed online application will not be considered.