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Lead Registered Veterinary Technician

Santa Fe Animal Clinic

About the Role

We are building something special at Santa Fe Animal Clinic in beautiful Encinitas, California! This is your chance to be part of it! We're looking for a credentialed (CVT, RVT, LVT) lead veterinary technician who brings creative ideas, critical thinking abilities, organizational skills, and a willingness to be the best to our two-doctor practice.


Are you feeling underutilized? Maybe a little undervalued? Do you feel you're losing touch with some skills you worked so hard to master? It may be time to step into a role as a lead veterinary technician! If you want to be recognized for your accomplishments and empowered to put those hard-earned talents to work, Santa Fe wants you on our team!


Santa Fe is ready to hire an experienced and licensed veterinary technician looking to take the plunge into a leadership role. With all the advantages of an established practice and opportunities for

personal and professional growth, this may be your time! If you’re looking to challenge yourself and others to be the best you can be, you may be a great fit for our lead veterinary technician position. Here at Santa Fe, we take work-life balance and personal well-being seriously. Our hours reflect our belief in the importance of self-care, and we offer awesome benefits to support a healthy and positive work environment, including:


Financial Benefits: 

  • A flexible approach to compensation that will reflect your skillset and future performance
    • Compensation starting at $25.00 / hour
  • 401(k) matching & Roth Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 529 Savings Plan
  • Tuition Support Program
  • Referral bonus program 

Wellness Benefits: 

  • Health Insurance, including medical, dental, and vision
  • Sick Time / Paid Time Off
  • Supplemental insurance, including accident, disability, critical illness, and life insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Free/discounted lab work for all employee pets
  • Pet discounts on services and products
  • Pet food discount program 

Workplace Benefits: 

  • Quarterly Team Rewards Bonus Program
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • State license reimbursement
  • VTNE exam fee reimbursement
  • Continuing education allowance
  • Uniform allowance 
  • Ability to join our Vetcor Techlife Facebook group of over 800 veterinary technicians company-wide

Lifestyle Benefits

  • Six paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental leave
  • Employee discount program (Apple, Verizon, Disney, auto insurance, flights, etc.)


Our Lead Veterinary Technician should be ready to:

  • Share your knowledge, skills, and experiences with others
  • Grow as a professional and encourage the growth of others
  • Be a part of weekly and monthly meetings to encourage open communication and collaboration
  • Maintain a positive, supportive approach at all times
  • Possess the confidence to own tasks and responsibilities to deliver positive outcomes
  • Anticipate the needs of DVM staff, promoting efficiency and teamwork


What’s in it for you:

  • Mentoring and support as you grow and advance your career
  • No nights, on-call shifts, or holiday hours
  • Occasional coffee runs, ice cream parties, and meals on us
  • Employee benefits that strengthen both the body and the mind
  • Flexibility with scheduling to ensure a healthy work-life balance


Like what you’ve read? Ready to be appreciated for the incredible veterinary technician you are? Apply today before this stellar opportunity is scooped up by another fabulous veterinary technician! 


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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Santa Fe Animal Clinic and Vetcor. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all employees. Every team member enriches our diversity by exposing us to various ways to understand and engage with the world. That's why we're committed to a workplace culture where employees are comfortable being their authentic selves, feel a complete sense of belonging, and are empowered to reach their highest potential.


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Why You'll Love Vetcor


Join the BEST support network, with an emphasis on individuality

There is a career path for everybody and not a one size fits all approach.

  • Vetcor Team: You are joining a team of hospitals that opens the door to collaboration with a stable corporation at your back.
  • Local Practice: Join a unique practice that benefits from the larger family but thrives on their individuality. Practice medicine with full autonomy and the support of experienced DVM leaders when you need it.

Take advantage of programs designed with YOU in mind

Join a group of motivated veterinary professionals while taking advantage of employee programs, resources, and fantastic benefits. Join one of our many collaboration groups for Hospital Managers, Techs, and Vets! Plus, we love supporting growth in your teams' desired career paths. Gain access to mentorship at all levels, continuing education, wellness resources, and more!


Be the cornerstone of your pet COMMUNITY

Feel the pride of being part of a network of reputable and sought-after practices. You have been empowered to leave your mark on the community and it is a difference you can feel. Not only does your work benefit the lives of individual pets and their people, but your hard work and dedication has made you a cornerstone of your pet community.


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