Veterinary Technician - ECC

National Veterinary Associates Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Licensed Veterinary Technician

  • ECC

(Full Time, Day Shifts Available)

Nashville Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency (NVS) is searching for a Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our Thriving team!

Are you seeking an opportunity that provides career growth, promotes a positive work culture, supports mission focused work, and gives you the opportunity to blaze new trails? Then consider Nashville Veterinary Specialists as your next career Employer of Choice. We are currently looking to hire a Licensed Veterinary Technician to support our growing veterinary Hospital Team!


Nashville Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency (NVS) is a veterinary specialty and emergency hospital group with two locations in Nashville and Clarksville, Tennessee. Our Mission and primary focus is to honor the human-animal bond in all we do, focusing on patient care, client experience, and the health of our team. We believe we can never stop improving and strive to improve in all we do. Not only do we focus on patient care, but core to our hospital culture is also a focus on the health of our team, our community, and the environment. We are committed to sustainable environmental practices. NVS works in partnership with National Veterinary Associates-Compassion-First (NVA C-F). NVA-CF is the largest private owner of freestanding veterinary hospitals in North America with over 1400 locations worldwide. Learn more about us at

Core Values:

  • Promote team health and positive culture

  • Deliver excellent client experiences

  • Provide optimal patient care

  • Support referring veterinarians

  • Positively contribute as a global citizen

Job Description:

Licensed veterinary technicians (LVT) are truly the lifeblood of our hospital. Without our LVT, no procedures (surgical, medical, or otherwise) would be performed on our patients. Also, we would not be able to provide the care to our patients and the guidance to their families that is required for positive patient outcomes. The following is a list of some of the many duties provided by our licensed veterinary technician

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Licensed Veterinary Technicians, Emergency Service/Specialty Services

  • Determining levels of triage (i.e. critical, urgent, stable)

  • Obtaining patient histories with subsequent input of this information into our electronic patient care system (EzyVet)

  • Assisting our veterinary clinicians in all aspects of patient care:

  • Restraint for physical examination

  • Discussion of cost estimates and treatment plan options with clients

  • Performance of patient diagnostics (i.e. radiographs, CT scan/MRI, in-house laboratory

  • CBC, chemistry panel, urinalysis, lactate, etc.)
  • Medication administration (i.e. injectable [IM, IV, SC], oral, transmucosal, inhlalant, and via feeding tube)

  • Routine medical procedures such as IV catheter placement, administration and monitoring of sedation/anesthesia, etc.

  • Routine medication dose calculation and knowledge of medication adverse effects

  • With time and experience, more advanced medical procedures such as IV central line placement, abdominocentesis, thoracocentesis, feeding tube placement, and urinary catheter placement

  • Patient discharge duties, including the filling of prescription medications, reviewing patient at-home care requirements, and follow-up recommendations

Licensed Veterinary Technicians, (Intensive Care Unit/Critical Care Service):

  • Administer patient treatments (IV, oral, via feeding tube, etc.) and all other aspects of patient/nursing care

  • Perform inpatient diagnostics/procedures as needed (i.e. radiographs, in-house laboratory evaluation, nasogastric tube placement, bandage changes, etc.)

  • Check treatment sheets for accuracy and completeness

  • Blood product transfusion setup and administration

  • Keep doctors updated regarding patient status

  • Oxygen cage maintenance (i.e. changing Sodasorb, calibration, etc.)

  • Become proficient in using digital medical records (EzyVet) and patient treatment sheets (Smartflow)

  • Secondary responsibilities may include telephone updates to families and filling of medication prescriptions


  • Skilled in veterinary triage, diagnostics, and nursing

  • Must have strong veterinary medical knowledge and a detailed understanding of common disease processes and pharmacology

  • Must be able to perform quick and efficient diagnostics, treatment, and procedures

  • Must be exemplary in customer service, critical thinking, team-oriented attitude

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of each of these jobs. While performing the duties of any of these positions, the employee is frequently required to bend, stand, stoop, walk, sit, talk, and listen; may be required to walk or stand for long periods of time; will use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; will reach with hands and arms. The employee is often required to lift and carry animals weighing fifty pounds or more; handle dogs weighing up to 150 lbs.

Education: Graduation from an accredited Veterinary Technician program

Experience: At least 1+ year(s) of veterinary hospital experience


Have LVMT, CVT, LVT, or RVT Licensure

Must obtain Tennessee Licensure within 90 days of start date

WHAT WE OFFER: Competitive Salary, Paid Time Off, Insurance (Medical, Dental, & Vision), Short/Long term disability and life insurance, 401(k) Retirement plan, State of the art newly renovated and expanded hospital, discounted pet products and services for personal pets, C.E. Allowance, Continuing Education Sponsorship Program via VetBloom and Penn Foster, Licensure Renewal and Out of State Licensure transfer reimbursement, Uniform Allowance, Cell phone discount, YMCA Corporate Memberships, Team building and Volunteer events, Career Development, excellent opportunities for advancement, and MORE!

Equal Employment Opportunity:

It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability.

NVA-CF leadership reserves the right to change the job requirements as necessary to meet the operational needs of the organization and local hospital sites.

NVA is a growing community of general practice clinics, emergency hospitals, equine practices, specialty hospitals, and pet resorts across five countries. Our doctors and animal care teams share best practices, medical knowledge, innovation, and insights. This collaborative approach allows each individual practice and pet resort to do what they do best: service their local community with compassionate, best-in-class care and medicine, to enhance the lives of the animals they love while backed by the support, stability, and leadership of NVA.

NVA offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees. The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process. For positions based in Colorado, NVA provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.

NVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

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