Sunset Pet Hospital

3241 NE Sunset Blvd
Renton, WA 98056

(425)226-6359

sunsetpethospital.com

Employment Opportunities


We are always interested in hearing from qualified people who love helping people and animals.

We offer competetive wages and a generous benefit package, including extensive continuing education opportunies. 

All potential candidates must be committed to providing the very best care to our patients and clients and to continually increasing their knowledge and skills.
 
We hire for the following positions:
 
Licensed Veterinary Technician
     Licensed Veterinary Technicians have completed an accredited program in veterinary technology and passed a licensing exam or have worked full time as a veterinary assistant for 5 years and then passed a licensing exam.  Licensed Veterinary Technicians perform diagnostic procedures (obtain and perform tests on blood,  urine, and fecal samples, obtain radiographs, perform ecgs, etc.), anesthetize and monitor anesthetized pets, perform dental cleanings, place IV catheters and monitor fluid therapy, and monitor and treat hospitalized patients.  Licensed Veterinary Technicians also supervise and train veterinary assistants, ensure that hospital safety and housekeeping procedures are followed, and oversee maintenance of medical equipment.  They also assist with client education and client services.
 
Veterinary Assistant
     Veterinary Assistants are responsible for direct patient care, checking in patients for exams and procedures, participating in client services and client education, and maintaining a clean, well organized, and well stocked hospital.  Specific responsibilities include educating clients on recommended wellness care, obtaining initial patient histories and vital signs, giving vaccinations, performing suture removals and nail trims, instructing clients in post-surgical home care, monitoring hospitalized patients, assisting with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, performing inventory of hospital supplies, and keeping the hospital clean throughout the day.  Veterinary Assistants supervise the Kennel/Cleaning Assistants and are responsible for ensuring that all cleaning and housekeeping tasks are completed on a daily basis. Applicants must have excellent client service skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, good computer and math skills, experience with animal restraint and basic animal care, ability to work long hours in a physically and mentally challenging job, ability to complete tasks without direct supervision, ability to handle multiple tasks at once, and ability to remain calm and pleasant during times of stress.  Experience drawing blood, running in-house lab tests, giving injections and other treatments, monitoring anesthetized patients, sterilizing instruments, and performing other technical tasks is preferred and may be required.
 
Client Services
     Client Services staff are responsible for ensuring that clients are greeted promptly and that their needs are attended to in a timely, pleasant, thorough, and professional manner.  Duties include answering phones, scheduling appointments, maintaining an accurate and well organized medical records systems, relaying messages, entering charges, collecting payment, reviewing estimates, and assisting in admitting patients for exams and procedures.  Client Services staff also help educate clients regarding recommended wellness care for their pets.  Applicants must have excellent client services skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, good computer and math skills, be able to handle multiple tasks at once, be able to remain calm and pleasant during stressful times, and be able to complete required tasks without direct supervision.  Experience in a veterinary hospital is always preferred and may be required.
 
Janitorial/Housekeeping
     This position is where many veterinary assistants, technicians, and veterinarians start their careers.  The primary responsibility is cleaning and maintaining a safe, pleasant, clean, and organized hospital environment.  Tasks include sterilizing surgical equipment, doing laundry, sweeping and mopping, cleaning cages, and re-stocking work areas.  Kennel/cleaning assistants also assist other members of the hospital team in caring for patients and boarders.