Veterinary Technician (Carlsen Animal Hospital)

Veterinary Technician
Los Angeles, CA

More than a word, care is present in everything you do. At Carlsen Animal Hospital, 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 Carlsen Animal Hospital, you’ll feel the warmth and openness of a small clinic, while having the opportunity and support of a united network.

Carlsen Animal Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to expedite the diagnosis of illnesses so that an accurate treatment plan can be developed, resulting in higher treatment success rates and better outcomes. Our doctors are excellent diagnosticians and will help explain the purpose of each diagnostic test, treatment options, and expected results. We also offer Pet Dentistry and Surgical procedures, inpatient care and outpatient care for sick pets.

Provide your best care with more bridges and less barriers.

Carlsen Animal Hospital is looking for a Veterinary Technician to join us as part of the Thrive Pet Healthcare community.

As a 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:

Catheter placement
Anesthesia monitoring (for trained or licensed individuals)
Patient physical exams and assessments
Patient recovery methods
Vaccine administration
Routine lab test (fecal, heartworm, CBC, etc.)
Surgical prep and assistance
Dental care
Pharmacy work
General flea & tick control knowledge
Ability to maintain and clean and organized treatment area
Exhibit compassionate care for all patients

Experience & Skills Requirements:

Ability to obtain Veterinary Controlled Substance Permit
Excellent communication skills.
Basic computer skills and proper etiquette.
Must be capable of being cross trained to assist with Client Care duties as needed
Must be a team player, willing to learn new techniques and treatments with the ability to adapt to change

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 experience with a hourly pay rate starting at $19 – $27 / hour. 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.


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