Overnight Veterinary Technician

Ocean State Veterinary Specialists


Overnight ICU Veterinary Technician

***Signing Bonus up to $2,500!! Generous Shift-Differential!!***

Ocean State Veterinary Specialists is looking for experienced veterinary technicians to join our overnight team.  The OSVS team is made up of a talented yet fun group of veterinary professionals who truly care about their patients and clients. If you have worked in a fast-paced general practice, or have previous experience in emergency, or specialty medicine and are looking for a way to utilize and grow your skills and knowledge – this is an exceptional opportunity. Our newer staff members are engaged and stimulated while they work with other highly educated and qualified team members. At OSVS, the continued education of our support staff is paramount. Not only do our techs get to work with the best veterinary team, but we also provide in-hospital continuing education lectures and labs and many opportunities for cross-training. 

Position Overview:

Technicians perform a variety of animal-health duties to ensure quality patient care. Technicians should be proficient in intermediate nursing duties including but not limited to patient assessment and monitoring, phlebotomy, IVC placement, medication/fluid administration, post-operative patient recovery, medical calculations and more. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of emergency and critical care and the ability remain calm during stressful situations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide compassionate nursing care to critical patients
  • Triage emergency patients and obtain pertinent medical history
  • Administration of medications, fluids, and blood products
  • Use of advanced ICU equipment (i.e. Snyder Oxygen cages, wireless telemetry unit)
  • Use and monitoring of patients on mechanical ventilation, continuous-suction chest tube, tracheostomy tubes, etc.
  • Placement and maintenance of NG tubes, nasal oxygen lines, central lines, indwelling urinary catheters, etc.
  • Monitoring of patients under sedation and general anesthesia


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Tech school graduate or at least 2 years recent experience in veterinary practice
  • Veterinary Technician certification is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills
  • Compassion and love of animals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong veterinary knowledge and skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Superior client service skills
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations

Benefits and Perks: 

  • Employer paid medical insurance premiums, AND paid deductible for employees!
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance options
  • 401K with company match 
  • Complimentary Life Insurance $5,000
  • PTO and Holiday pay
  • Company Sponsored Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Veterinary Social Worker on-site
  • Ample paid CE opportunities on-site, as well as CE stipend for Certified Technicians
  • VTS mentorship program through our partner company, UVC
  • Personal Pet Discounts
  • Uniform allowance
  • Flexible scheduling hours including 8-hour and 10-hour options
  • Performance, skills, and compensation review every 6 months
  • Starting wage for non-credentialed technicians range from $20 to $30 per hour (varies based on formal education, previous professional experience, and current skills/knowledge).
  • Starting wage for Certified technicians range from $22 to $32 per hour (varies based on formal education, previous professional experience, and current skills/knowledge).
  • Starting wage for certified Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) ranges from $29 to $37 (varies based on formal education, previous professional experience, and current skills/knowledge).
  • $5 per hour shift differential for all 2nd and 3rd shift hours worked after 8pm
  • Weekend snacks delivered to the break room
  • Lunch and dinner catered on holidays and (summer) weekend shifts

OSVS is located in East Greenwich, RI with a satellite facility in Swansea, MA. OSVS is a 26,000 sf building with a very busy emergency service, a nationally-respected internship and residency program, and specialists in Emergency/Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Radiology, Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, and Avian/Exotics. Specialized equipment includes telemetry, endoscopy, CT scanner, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, and MRI.

We are a proud United Veterinary Care Partner hospital. United Veterinary Care supports the unique culture and individuality of each partner hospital while empowering the hospital teams in their care for patients. One of our goals is to support our community of hospitals in creating sustainable, fulfilling careers in a profession we love.

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