Veterinary Technician – Surgery

Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Care (PVESC) offers the highest quality veterinary referral and emergency medicine. We have two locations, both in Portland, Maine. Our specialties include surgery, anesthesiology, internal medicine, oncology, neurology, dermatology, emergency critical care, and cardiology. Emergency veterinary services are available 24/7/365.

We have an opening for a full-time, licensed veterinary technicians or VTS to join our busy surgery department. Veterinary assistants very experienced in surgery will also be considered. If you are interested in fun, intricate, cool, different, and amazing surgeries, our busy surgery department has five board-certified surgeons who will gladly use your skills for soft tissue, orthopedic, laparoscopic, and neurosurgery– we see it all.

Our surgical technicians are responsible for all aspects of surgical nursing– diagnostics, administering and monitoring anesthesia, treatments, admitting and discharging patients, surgical assisting, post-op care and recovery, and more. Experience in anesthesia and surgery is preferred, as is flexibility. We focus on high-quality, supportive, and personalized care for our clients and their pets. You will be able to utilize your skills to the fullest.

We are committed to valuing you by offering a sign-on bonus, compensation commensurate with experience and degree, and an extensive benefits plan, helping you achieve financial security.

We are a team driven workplace where every member gets to contribute their thoughts, ideas, and energy to our collective success. We use a collaborative approach to leadership and decision making that allows all our teams to be involved in creating their best and happiest work life.

If you want to be part of something special, do meaningful work every day, connect with an amazing high performing team and help us as we empower our team members to reach even higher, then we want to hear from you.

Please send your resume to

Please answer the following two required questions as part of the hiring process:

  1. Tell me about a time when you have set concrete work goals for yourself. What goals did you set, how did you measure progress, and did you achieve those goals.
  2. Sometimes as you go through the day you can come up with ideas for improvements or ways to make things better or more effective. Tell me about a time when you have had an idea for improvement and how you approached getting that idea implemented.  How was your idea received?  Did the idea get implemented?