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Uptown Animal Hospital is part of the Lakefield Veterinary Group, a family owned company — one with a love of animals, a passion for veterinary medicine excellence, and a commitment to building lasting relationships based on integrity and trust. We put pets first, providing pets exceptional veterinary care that’s tailored to each animal’s unique bond with their humans.

CURRENT OPENINGS -

Emergency Veterinarians

Uptown Animal Hospital in beautiful Gig Harbor, Washington is looking for exceptional emergency veterinarians to join our new hospital team. Our vision is to provide compassionate, client-centric medical care to our community 24-7.

Our core team of veterinarians should be a group ready for innovation and collaboration as we build our unique practice from the ground up.

All our veterinarians should approach cases with interest in thorough work-ups offering the best level of care. As our philosophy is to include the client in decisions regarding their pet’s health care, our veterinarians must be able to listen to and partner with pet owners to provide the level of care they are comfortable with for their pet. To this end, our doctors must be empathetic and adaptable to many differing levels of pet-person bonding. We must offer flexibility in our treatment plans based on listening to our client’s hopes and needs. Our doctors will have a collaborative spirit both with the client, but also with each other as we perform hospital rounds to discuss in-patient cases.

Clinical competencies that all of our doctors should possess include excellent surgical skills, as well as, knowledge and experience in managing involved medical cases. Our emergency doctors should have experience with advanced emergency procedures, and be comfortable with typical after-hours cases and surgeries. Experience with ultrasound is desirable for all our doctors.

Uptown Animal Hospital is AAHA accredited with goals of becoming “Fear-Free” and “Feline Friendly.” Our group believes in a healthy work-life balance for our team members and offers excellent compensation and benefits, as well as a fun and rewarding work environment.

Generous salary and comprehensive benefits package. Competitive salary and benefits package are available including PTO, health, dental, vision, life, 401(k) with matching contribution and continuing education. Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates, please send cover letter and resume attention to our Medical Director, Dr. Valenti, at avalenti@lakefieldvet.com.

Job Type: Full-time

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Overnight and Day Shift Veterinary Technician and Assistants

Incredible opportunity to spread your wings and fly! In search of enthusiastic qualified candidates to join our amazing team of doctors and veterinary nurses in our new Uptown Animal Hospital w/ overnight and weekend urgent care coming to Gig Harbor.

Our new facility will offer 24-hour emergency services (veterinarian and technician on site) surgery, intensive care, ultrasound, in-house laboratory, a complete dental suite including digital dental x-ray, and routine and problem oriented general practice.

Qualified candidates will be compassionate, patient-centered and highly motivated to put their skills and training to the test. All candidates must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills. Must be honest, reliable, flexible, independent and have the proven ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment.

Shifts available include weekends, holidays, and overnights. One to two-year related experience is required; surgery and critical care experiences is a plus!

Veterinary ER Technicians and Assistants.

The emergency nurse is to be responsible for treatments of hospitalized patients and outpatient diagnostics and treatments and assisting emergency DVM's.

Essential technician duties will include managing case flow of patients presenting to the ER and assisting doctors in creating a priority of the patients, drug dosage calculation and administration, laboratory diagnostics, and management of critically ill patients.

Essential assistant duties will include: technician and doctor assistance, managing patient care and treatments, laboratory specimen collection, restraint, computer data entry, hospital cleanliness. AVImark software experience a plus.

Generous salary and comprehensive benefits package. Competitive salary and benefits package are available including PTO, health, dental, vision, life, 401(k) with matching contribution and continuing education. Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates, please send cover letter and resume attention to our Hospital Administrator, Stephanie Barton, at sbarton@lakefieldvet.com.

Job Type: Full-time

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Located in Uptown Gig Harbor near State Farm and Les Schwab.

24 Hour Care

Open - 24 hours, 7 days a week.

General Day Practice

Monday:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday:

Open for Urgent Care Only

Urgent & Emergency Care Services

Monday:

24 Hours

Tuesday:

24 Hours

Wednesday:

24 Hours

Thursday:

24 Hours

Friday:

24 Hours

Saturday:

24 Hours

Sunday:

24 Hours