Careers

Do you love pets, always strive to give your best, and enjoy working as a team? You’ve come to the right place.

Join Our Team

Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center believes in providing the best care and service to its patients, clients, and the community. If you are looking to join an organization that values its team and the service we provide, we would welcome your inquiry or application.

Our Openings

Department: Cardiology

Supervisor: Specialty Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Type: Regular Full Time

Salary: $28.00 – $35.00 per hour

Summary of Job Purpose and Function:

Assist doctors by providing the best patient care and customer service.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and provide for the patient’s needs in the cardiology department.
  • Perform required treatments and record observations legibly in medical records. 
  • Assist in patient restraint, test set up, nursing care and triage/discharge of patients.
  • Performance of basic in-house laboratory tests, completion of forms for laboratory, filing lab reports and clean- up of laboratory area. 
  • Monitor daily husbandry activities of in-hospital patients.
  • Communicate with doctors and technicians regarding patient status or concerns.
  • Provide after care for patients and clients.
  • Assist doctors in appointment (loading rooms, restraining, gathering histories)
  • Assist with bloodwork, echocardiograms, chest taps, physical exams
  • Assist during surgery procedures (setting up the tables, assisting doctors, learning the equipment required, maintaining, cleaning and sterilizing the equipment, etc.)
  • Follow established hospital policies and procedures when handling client concerns
  • Document legibly and keep accurate medical records in accordance to hospital policy. 
  • Clean and maintain ECG/echo equipment. Clean and maintain surgical equipment. Keep the C-Arm room clean. Put on and take off event and halter monitors.
  • Run anesthesia and assist with anesthetic procedures
  • All employees will be scheduled and expected to work rotating holiday shifts in the emergency and critical care department.
  • All employees are required to participate in the on-call rotation as needed. Shifts are subject to revisions and changes at the discretion of the hospital.
  • Clear understanding and enforcement of OSHA regulations and hospital safety
  • Performs other job duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have minimum two years experience in veterinary medicine (Cardiology experience preferred).
  • Must have valid high school diploma or GED. Currently licensed or in the process of obtaining a Washington LVT license.
  • Knowledge of general surgical procedures and protocols.
  • Knowledge of advanced patient handling and restraint.
  • Excellent communication skills. Strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to new situations.
  • Ability to act as a team player.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Employee is required to: sit, stand, walk, talk, see, and hear. Employee is occasionally bending/stooping, climbing, reaching above shoulder, kneeling, balance and lift/push/pull up to 40 pounds.

This position may occasionally use repetitive motion. 

Department: Emergency & Critical Care

Supervisor: Emergency Team Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Type: Regular Full Time

Salary: $28.00 – $35.00 per hour

Summary of Job Purpose and Function:

Assist doctors by performing triage, stabilization, treatments, and patient discharge, while providing excellent client service and patient advocacy.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and provide for the patient’s needs in the emergency and critical care department.
  • Participate in patient triage to maximize efficiency; provide client updates during triage.
  • Assist in patient stabilization including, but not limited to, IV catheter placement, drug/fluid therapy, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Patient monitoring and documentation in medical records.
  • Perform diagnostics and treatments on patients presenting to Emergency Department.
  • Perform patient discharge and provide client education including, but not limited to home care instructions, medication information, and monitoring.  
  • Induce and monitor general anesthesia/sedation procedures. 
  • Provide updates to pet owners on the status of their pet during the duration of the visit.
  • Maintain open and clear communications with members of the patient care team regarding treatment plans, client communication, and nursing care concerns.
  • Technical skills including, but not limited to, IV catheter placement, urinary catheter placement, venipuncture, and safe restraint
  • Follow established hospital policies and procedures when handling client concerns
  • All employees will be scheduled and expected to work rotating holiday shifts in the emergency and critical care department.
  • Document legibly and keep accurate medical records in accordance with hospital policy. 
  • All employees are required to participate in the on-call rotation as needed. Shifts are subject to revisions and changes at the discretion of the hospital.
  • Clear understanding and enforcement of OSHA regulations and hospital safety standards.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Completion of an AVMA-Accredited Veterinary Technician Program preferred.
  • Currently licensed or in the process of obtaining a Washington state LVT license
  • Six months of veterinary experience is required. Emergency experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills. Strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to new situations.
  • Ability to act as a team player.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

The employee is required to: sit, stand, walk, talk, see, and hear. The employee is occasionally bending/stooping, climbing, reaching above the shoulders, kneeling, balancing, and lifting/pushing/pulling up to 40 pounds.

This position may occasionally use repetitive motion. 

Department: Emergency & Critical Care

Supervisor: Emergency Team Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Type: Regular Full Time

Salary: $18.00 – $24.00 per hour

Summary of Job Purpose and Function:

Responsible for performing advanced medical, diagnostic, and laboratory procedures under the direction of a licensed veterinarian. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and provide for the patient’s needs in the emergency department. Patient order set up (orders should be checked by an LVT or DVM until the team is comfortable with set up. Estimated time of 3-6 months).
  • Assist technicians with radiographic procedures.  
  • Run lab work as directed by a technician and prepare samples for outside lab testing.   
  • Obtain accurate patient history, and practice proper client communication and record keeping.
  • Handle patient discharges.
  • Restraint of patients for IV catheters, physical examinations, and minor procedures (ex. Central line placement and ultrasounds).  
  • Complete treatment of patients as assigned in a timely manner. 
  • Provide exceptional nursing care and treat all patients with respect.  
  • Fill pre-printed prescriptions.  
  • Basic drug calculations (calculations should be checked by an LVT or DVM until the team is comfortable with calculations. Estimated time of 3-6 months).
  • Initiation of fluid therapy. 
  • Patient care of stable patients in isolation.
  • All employees will be scheduled and expected to work rotating holiday shifts in the emergency and critical care department.
  • All employees are required to participate in the on-call rotation as needed. Shifts are subject to revisions and changes at the discretion of the hospital.
  • Clear understanding and enforcement of OSHA regulations and hospital safety standards.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a minimum of two years of experience in veterinary medicine. Emergency experience preferred.
  • Must have a valid high school diploma or GED.  
  • Knowledge of general veterinary procedures and protocols.
  • Knowledge of advanced patient handling and restraint.
  • Excellent communication skills.  Strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to new situations.
  • Ability to act as a team player, adhering to all core values of the hospital.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. The employee is required to: sit, stand, walk, talk, see, and hear. The employee is occasionally bending/stooping, climbing, reaching above the shoulders, kneeling, balancing, and lifting/pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds. This position may occasionally use repetitive motion.

We are currently experiencing a large volume of cases and longer wait times. Please call ahead at 360-635-5302.
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