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Emergency Veterinary Technician - Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital

Position Overview:

Here at Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital, we have been providing our clients and their beloved pets with advanced and compassionate veterinary care since 1907. We are hard working individuals and are dedicated to providing the very best possible service and care to our patients. We strive to create an environment where our team members feel supported and valued, which in turn leads to exceptional patient care. We are seeking skilled and compassionate Emergency Veterinary Technicians to join our team and are seeking like minded individuals to fill the role and join our Emergency team.


  • Assessing and triaging emergency cases
  • Providing emergency treatments and stabilizing critical patients per DVM orders
  • Assisting DVM during emergency procedures
  • Administering medications and treatments as prescribed the DVM
  • Monitoring vital signs and providing nursing care to patients
  • Communicating with clients and providing updates on patients' conditions
  • Maintaining accurate medical records and updating patient charts
  • Assisting in sedated and anesthesia procedures as needed
  • Assist DVM in basic restraint of patients during examinations, procedures, and treatments
  • Maintain patient husbandry standards by cleaning and sanitizing kennels, cages, and equipment
  • Assist with diagnostic procedures such as radiographs and laboratory tests
  • Maintain accurate records of patient information and treatment plans
  • Perform blood draw and IV catheter placement


  • High school diploma required; Associates in Veterinary Science or Veterinary Technology preferred
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience as a Veterinary Technician
  • Strong knowledge of veterinary medicine, emergency procedures, anesthesia, and pharmacology
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to multi-task and pay attention to detail
  • Must be able to problem solve
  • Must be able to work in a team as a positive team player

Please note that this job description is not exhaustive and additional duties may be assigned as needed.


  • Care and Compassion: Displays a desire to build rapport, provide personal assistance, and emotional support.
  • Team Orientation: Works cooperatively with the team to address tasks and accomplish goals.
  • Dependability: Demonstrates responsibility in completing tasks and accomplishing goals.
  • Initiative: Proactively looks for the opportunity to address and follow through on work activities.
  • Flexibility and Multi-Tasking: Adapts quickly to changing demands and manages multiple priorities effectively.
  • Communication: Uses effective and appropriate methods of interacting with others.
  • Customer Services: Displays a desire to provide outstanding service and exceed customer expectations.
  • Organization and Attention to Detail: Monitors and reviews information thoroughly and maintains an organized system for all documents.
  • Adherence to Rules and Instructions: Consistently follows standard procedures.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Two or more years of experience with veterinary appointments, surgeries, and nursing care for hospitalized and critical patients.
  • Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), or the Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician (LVMT) preferred or as required by State.
  • May consider an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience.

Position Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the preparation, monitoring, and recovery of pets receiving surgery, as well as basic pet nursing.
  • Ability to demonstrate and follow correct procedures in catheter placement, phlebotomy, emergency medicine, and digital radiology.
  • Understand and limit the potential exposure to bites, scratches, and potential injuries.
  • Able to restrain patients according to standard procedures.
  • Fill prescriptions and monitor sedation procedures as directed by the veterinarian.
  • Ability to work with or around sick animals, potentially hazardous materials, cleaning chemicals, gas anesthetics, zoonotic diseases, and unpleasant odors.
  • Display confidence and reassurance when dealing with pets experiencing severe stress, illness, or pain.
  • Communicate and approach job duties in a professional and mature manner.
  • Must be flexible with scheduling and able to work some weekends and holidays.
  • This is a strenuous job that requires a lot of lifting, cleaning, and constant motion.
  • Depending on the functional area of assignment, tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation and/or extended periods of time standing and/or walking.
  • May include some climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling.
  • Some tasks involve the periodic performance of moderately physically demanding work, usually involving lifting or carrying moderately heavy animals (up to 50 pounds).
  • Answer phones and perform other duties as needed by the hospital.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Manager or practice.

Additional Information:

The list of essential functions and additional functions, as outlined in this job description, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this position. The omission of any job function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a required assignment for the position.

PetVet Care Centers, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading operators of veterinary hospitals for companion animals. The company operates over 450 hospitals across multiple states and employs over 11,000 people including over 800 veterinarians. Since its inception, PetVet has been structured around a model that is focused on developing a partnership between the hospitals and the company and providing the highest quality medicine and service.

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Why Consider Our Berkeley Hospital?

At Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital, our team members all share the same passion for making and keeping animals healthy.

Our hospital truly is an excellent place to work, with a highly skilled team focused on 'best in practice' veterinary care.

We are very supportive of individuals looking to grow their veterinary careers and look forward to hearing from you.

  • We invite you to explore your veterinary career options with Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital, where you'll be a respected member of a team that loves animals and values the contributions from every individual on the team.
    - Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital Team


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