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Emergency/ICU Veterinary Assistant/Technician/RVT

VCA Animal Specialty and Emergency Center
(part of Mars)
3.2 out of 5
Los Angeles, CA 90025
$20 - $38 an hour - Part-time, Full-time


Los Angeles, CA 90025

Pulled from the full job description

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule

Full job description

VCA Animal Specialty & Emergency Center is a high volume, AAHA accredited, referral and critical care hospital located in West Los Angeles. We are currently we are looking for ECC and ICU Technicians and Assistants to join our team.

Compensation : $ 20 - $ 38 / hr

Compensation for this position is dependent on education, experience, credentials, location, nature of practice, schedule and additional responsibilities.

A little bit about us:

As one of LA's leading 24-hour specialty animal care centers for over 30 years now, here at ASEC we are always looking for the next best addition to our Emergency & Critical Care Team. We have six specialties and roughly 200 staff members on our team, and as a teaching hospital we host externs, interns, and residents every year. We strive to maintain our positive and supportive learning environment, and keep our medicine and techniques ahead of the curve.

Our ECC department is equipped to provide 24/7 care to incoming critical and non-critical emergencies, transfers from our referring veterinarians, and hospitalized patients from our own specialty services.

ECC Technician:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in veterinary medicine.
  • Responsibilities include providing nursing care to both our stable and critical hospitalized patients, triaging and stabilizing incoming emergencies, providing treatment to our outpatients, assisting with basic anesthetic procedures, and maintaining a clean and stocked treatment area.
  • General knowledge of veterinary medicine
  • Small animal restraint and handling
  • Both basic and advanced veterinary nursing care
  • Medication administration - all routes
  • Phlebotomy and IV catheterization
  • Lab sample handling
  • Anesthesia prep and monitoring
  • Basic radiography
  • Triage and stabilization of a variety of emergency cases

ICU Technician:

  • Minimum of 5 years of veterinary experience, 2 years specifically in emergency medicine.
  • Responsibilities include providing nursing care to our most critical hospitalized patients, and practicing advanced veterinary nursing skills.
  • Possess an advanced knowledge of veterinary emergency and critical care
  • Critical anesthesia monitoring skills
  • Experience with critical case management
  • Nasogastric tube placement
  • Urinary catheter placement (male and female)
  • Central line placement
  • Single and double lumen PICC lines
  • Triple lumen jugular catheters
  • Arterial puncture for arterial blood gas analysis
  • Arterial catheter placement
  • Thoracic auscultation
  • Perfusion analysis of patients
  • Basic electrolyte and blood gas analysis
  • CPR
  • Nursing care of patients with tracheostomies
  • Nursing care of patients with chest tubes and abdominal drains
  • Nursing care of patients with feeding tubes and administering nutrition through a feeding tube
  • Calculating CRIs (analgesics, inotropes, vasopressors, electrolytes, etc)

Scheduling Info:

  • Both full-time and part-time schedule options are available.
  • Full-time employees work “4 x 10s”.
  • Part-time employees work 8-hour shifts.
  • Graveyard shifts are also paid an additional overnight differential.

Benefits package includes:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • FSA/HSA account
  • Holiday pay
  • Paid vacation days
  • Paid sick days
  • Continuing education assistance
  • 401K plan + employer match
  • Personal uniforms
  • Personal pet care discounts

If you are a current VCA associate, please apply through our internal career site by logging into Workday and clicking on the Career worklet on the landing page, or search for Find Jobs.

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at

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Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $20.00 - $38.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed

Application Question(s):

  • What is your expected/desired hourly pay rate?
  • How many months or years of experience do you have in a veterinary hospital setting? And in an Emergency & Critical Care setting?
  • Are you available to work swing shifts (1230p-11p) and at least one weekend day?


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work Location: In person