Veterinary Technician

Job Description

Job Description

Shawme Animal Hospital is a growing 4-doctor veterinary practice celebrating five years in our state of the art facility on Route 6A in Sandwich. We are currently seeking highly motivated, experienced team members with excellent communication skills and a passion for delivering top notch veterinary care to our valued patients and clients. Applicants for our Veterinary Technician position must have previous veterinary experience; veterinary technician certification preferred but not required.

We are a team of fun loving professionals who strive to provide the best of care to our patients and clients when they are in need. Our daily schedule is an exciting mix of wellness appointments, medical condition exams, surgical procedures and urgent care cases. Are you ready to bring your technical skills to the next level? Let us help you grow!

Responsibilities include: patient check-in, obtaining relevant case history, implementing low-stress animal restraint & safety procedures, collecting and processing lab samples, capturing & developing digital radiographs, placing and maintaining IV catheters, performing dental cleaning procedures, surgical preparation & assistance, nursing care of hospitalized pets, client education, utilizing AVImark veterinary software, and supporting our reception team in answering phones and scheduling appointments.

Job Requirements: Previous veterinary experience required, Vet Tech Certification a bonus. Friendly customer service skills and a great attitude are a must. May be required to lift up to 50 lbs. and must be able to keep up and communicate well in a busy, fast paced work environment. May be required to work Saturdays and evening hours. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, and our staff gets to enjoy all that Cape Cod has to offer. Enough about us, we want to hear from you!

Qualified candidates please email your resume to Matt Pitts, Hospital Manager, via the above link.


High school diploma or equivalent
Veterinary Technician Certification (CVT) desirable but not required.


Minimum of 18 years old.
Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to deal with them even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.
Enjoys working with people in similar circumstances.
Can stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis.
Is well-spoken and approaches his/her job duties in a mature nature.
Is experienced in the teamwork approach and works well with all levels of hospital team members.
Has excellent client communication skills.
Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying animals (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 50 lbs). Walks or stands for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent position.
Working conditions: May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.


Additional Salary Information: Dependent on experience

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Job Details

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Position Type:
Vet Nurse / Technician
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Job Location

Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States

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