Veterinary Technician – Emergency and Critical Care

Position Title: Registered Veterinary Technician (ECC Department)

Compensation: $ 26 – $ 35

Company: VCA West LA Animal Hospital

Location: West Los Angeles, CA

About Us: At VCA West LA Animal Hospital, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional veterinary care with compassion and dedication. As a leading specialty hospital in Los Angeles, we offer a supportive environment where veterinary professionals can thrive and excel. Our commitment to excellence and our passion for animal welfare drive everything we do.

Job Description: We are expanding our 24-hour Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) Department and seeking dedicated Registered Veterinary Technicians to join our dynamic team. As a Registered Veterinary Technician in our ECC Department, you will play a vital role in delivering top-tier veterinary care to our patients. Your responsibilities will include:

Providing compassionate and skilled nursing care to critically ill and injured animals.
Assisting veterinarians with medical procedures, including triage, diagnostics, and treatments.
Monitoring patients’ vital signs and responding promptly to changes in condition.
Administering medications and treatments as prescribed by criticalists.
Maintaining accurate medical records and ensuring compliance with hospital protocols.
Collaborating with other members of the veterinary team to provide comprehensive care to patients.


Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) certification required.
2-3 years of experience working as a veterinary technician, with experience in emergency and critical care preferred.
Proficiency in performing nursing procedures, such as venipuncture, catheterization, and anesthesia monitoring.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Commitment to providing excellent patient care and client service.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.


Competitive salary based on experience.
Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance.
Continuing education opportunities to support professional growth and development.
Generous pet care discounts for employees.
Supportive and collaborative work environment with opportunities for advancement.

If you’re passionate about delivering top-tier veterinary care and want to unleash your full potential, apply today to join our team at VCA West LA Animal Hospital!

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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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