Licensed Veterinary Technician

Reston Animal Hospital - Reston, VA (30+ days ago)

Reston Animal Hospital is looking for a motivated, charismatic veterinary assistant to work in our veterinary clinic that emphasizes health care from birth to end of life.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Venipuncture
  • Preparing samples for cytology
  • Safe restraint of cats and dogs
  • Performing in-house labwork and preparing labwork to be sent out
  • Assisting Doctors in appointments
  • Caring for hospitalized patients
  • Accurately entering in charges
  • Properly checking in baths, grooms, boarders, and drop-offs
  • Client education
  • Monitoring anesthesia
  • Dental prophylaxis
  • Some light administrative tasks
  • Understands the needs of occasionally nervous, painful or unhappy patients, and be able to express compassionate and professional behavior in occasionally difficult circumstances


  • Have a current veterinary technician license issued by the VA Dept. of Health Professionals
  • Have at least 1 consecutive year of technician experience at a veterinary practice
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral);Must be proficient in reading, writing, math, phone skills, and computer skills
  • Knowledge of vaccine protocols, preventatives, and general animal care
  • Ability to work and learn in a fast paced environment
  • Remaining calm in stressful situations
  • Live within 15 miles
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Ability to pass drug screening and criminal background check
  • Knowledge of Idexx, Antech, and AVIMark is a plus but not required
  • Flexibility is required for shifts as nights and weekends are included

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary based on experience and skill level. Please include salary requirements in cover letter
  • Medical/Dental (after 90 probationary period)
  • Simple IRA (after 30 day probationary period)
  • Paid time off

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16.00 to $20.00 /hour


  • Veterinary Technician: 1 year


  • High school or equivalent


  • Virginia State Vet Tech

Required work authorization:

  • United States