BluePearl Veterinary Assistant - ER/ICU - Days in Kirkland, Washington

Seattle Veterinary Specialists, a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in downtown Seattle, WA is hiring an exceptional Veterinary Assistant for our ER/ICU!

Are you looking for something new and exciting? Do you love working in a fast paced environment? Do you enjoy being a part of a team? Do you want unlimited growth potential? Would you love free coffee during your shift? Then this is the opportunity for you!

The projected schedule for this position will be day shifts.


The primary function of the Veterinary Assistant is to be responsible for treatments of stable hospitalized patients and stable outpatient diagnostics and treatments.


  • Implement appropriate animal husbandry skills to decrease disease spread, injury and stress to patients.

  • Identifies signs of pain and alerts veterinarian.

  • Understands and provides safe restraint for cooperative canine and feline patients during examination or procedures, including radiology, ultrasound and anesthetic induction.

  • Performs and recognizes normal physical exam parameters of temperature, heart rate, pulse quality, respiration and mucous membranes.

  • Documents patient attitude, recognizes abnormal behavior and changes in condition and notifies appropriate associate of changes.

  • Accurately identifies and reports quality and quantity of vomiting, regurgitation, urine and fecal output.

  • Performs all in-house laboratory diagnostics.

  • Appropriately submits out-house laboratory samples to all diagnostic labs used.

  • If legally permitted by state laws, performs phlebotomy.

  • Able to set up intravenous fluids.

  • Can operate all brands of intravenous fluid pumps and can troubleshoot errors.

  • Able to disconnect and connect patient from intravenous fluids aseptically

  • Prepares supplies for IVC placement, blood draw and urinary catheter placement.

  • Prepares supplies for procedures to be performed by technician or veterinarian.

  • Processes deceased patients for both mass and private cremation. Accurately and promptly completes associated paperwork and prepares sympathy cards.

  • Transports non-critical patients for client visitation or discharge.


  • Participates in a minimum of five (5) internal or external continuing education credit hours annually, including annual OSHA training.

  • Proactively seeks opportunities to improve upon skill sets and learn additional skills, enabling greater contribution to the work team.


  • Quality – The consumer is our boss, quality is our work and value for money is our goal.

  • Responsibility – As individuals, we demand total responsibility from ourselves; as associates, we support the responsibility of others.

  • Mutuality – A mutual benefit is a shared benefit; a shared benefit will endure.

  • Efficiency – We use resources to the full, waste nothing and do only what we can do best.

  • Freedom – We need freedom to shape our future; we need profit to remain free.


  • Experience working in a veterinary practice preferred.

  • High School graduate.

  • Strong interpersonal skills: able to communicate effectively with clients, doctors, management, hospital personnel, tenant specialists, consulting professionals and clients.

  • Strong organizational/time management skills: able to set, prioritize and attain goals with attention to detail.

  • Strong professional development skills: able to complete continue education in the field of veterinary medicine concurrently with job description.

  • Strong sense of integrity: able to maintain highest ethical standards, personal responsibility and accountability and confidentiality of clients, doctors, and all staff.

  • Strong analytical thinking skills: ability to use objective data to solve problems/create solutions.

  • Follows and upholds the veterinary technology profession’s ethical codes.

Who are we?

BluePearl Veterinary Partners grew from the dreams of numerous veterinarians who believed pets should have access to high quality, cutting edge healthcare.

We are seeking hospital support with the same philosophy who are looking to grow their career in an exciting environment with a family atmosphere!

Your success is our success!

At BluePearl, the continued education of our techs is paramount. Not only do our techs get to work in state of the art facilities with the best veterinary teams in the nation, but they also have access 90% paid scholarships with Penn Foster and CE allowances. We also go even further to hold monthly CE meetings, associate feedback sessions, and opportunities for mentorship and cross-training .

Additional Benefits:

BluePearl offers health benefits options, competitive compensation, flexible hours, scrub allowance, opportunity to bring your dog to work, additional training, and unlimited growth potential!

Why our Kirkland location?

Seattle Veterinary Specialists, a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Kirkland, WA, is one of several BluePearl hospitals serving the area.

The 20,000-square-foot hospital houses a highly qualified team who deliver veterinary care 24 hours a day, 7 days per week in emergency medicine, cardiology, critical care, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, surgery, radiology and diagnostic imaging. The hospital also has an ambulance and blood bank services. The latest diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities offered in the Kirkland hospital include digital radiography, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT, fluoroscopy, endoscopy, electro-chemotherapy, CO2 LASER, a dedicated intensive care unit, full service in-house laboratory, and rehabilitation services. We currently support an internship and residency program that promotes a learning atmosphere. The team at SVS believes in collaborative medicine between all departments to provide patients comprehensive care.

Working together with Mars Petcare, our BluePearl hospital in Kirkland has access to a rich supply of resources to further our mission: Enriching lives through remarkable care for pets. BluePearl is dedicated to transforming the delivery of veterinary care through specialty and emergency medicine. We are able to attract the finest clinicians by offering:

  • Exclusive focus on specialty and emergency medicine; no primary care

  • Competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and an exceptional track record of clinician loyalty

  • Flexible schedules that allow focus on both professional development and quality of life

  • Individual clinician mentorship and support for training programs through BluePearl University and BluePearl Science

  • Strong focus on a positive hospital environment

  • Leadership and other advancement opportunities

Kirkland, WA, 10 miles outside of downtown Seattle, is considered part of the Seattle metropolitan area. The Seattle area has some of the best parks in the nation—more than 6,189 acres of them—perfect for swimming, hiking, fishing and more. Seattle is ranked among the top ten best cities for bicycling and consistently lands in the top five fittest cities in the nation. Kirkland’s exciting downtown waterfront boasts restaurants, art galleries, a performing arts center, public parks, beaches and a collection of public art, primarily bronze sculptures.

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BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Job Category: Technicians

Requisition Number: VETER06337

Posted: 2018-01-12T23:11:06.755Z

Full Time

Location: Kirkland, WA, USA