Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
3 - 5 years
$20+ Hourly
Job Description

Overnight ICU/ PCT Technician

Summary: To provide cage-side treatments to hospitalized and critically ill animals. The technician must be able to work with cats and dogs. Experience with exotics is a plus.

Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the ICU/PCT include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Performing treatments on hospitalized patients including the administration of medications by various routes
  • Obtaining vitals, blood pressure, ECG, and other monitoring parameters
  • Monitoring hydration status, administering CRI’s, setting up IV fluids with multiple lines, etc.
  • Phlebotomy and basic knowledge of hematology and “normals”
  • Basic knowledge of anesthetic drugs, protocols, and anesthesia monitoring
  • Medical record keeping, client communication (particularly in regards to patient updates)
  • Knowledge of common medications
  • Ability to place intravenous catheters, central line placement and PICC line placement and care
  • Transfusion therapy including blood typing and cross matching
  • Feeding tube care and maintenance
  • Placement of male urinary catheters
  • CPCR
  • Application of bandages/splints.
  • Discharging patients
  • The technician should be familiar and comfortable with handling and nursing care of exotics including SQ/IM/IV injections
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum 2 years experience in emergency or critical care veterinary hospital
  • LVT, CVT or VTS preferred
  • Work experience in a fast-paced, multi-veterinarian hospital, emergency/referral practice or hospital


  • Knowledge of normal patient vitals for awake, sedated, and anesthetized patients 
  • Accuracy in calculating and delivering anesthetic agents, fluids, and CRIs
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience with anesthetic monitoring is required
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and commitment to building relationships with colleagues, clients, and community is required
  • Knowledge and care with equipment maintenance, cleaning, sterility, and troubleshooting; willingness to read equipment manuals and consult with vendors if repair/upgrades needed
  • Knowledge of appropriate aseptic technique and surgical procedures
  • Understanding of estimates for different surgical procedures
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are required, and the ability to deliver exceptional client service is expected
  • Must be able to regularly lift up to 40 pounds (work requires lifting, carrying, and restraining animals-with assistance from other staff for animals weighing over 40 pounds)

Job ID: 253850823

Mount Laurel Animal Hospital
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