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At Polk Street Animal Hospital, we are known for serving our patients and clients with compassion, empathy and integrity. We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are eager to help us continue providing the best care and service to our patients and clients.

If you believe your values match those of our practice and you would like to be part of an outstanding team, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Shelly Turcotte, Hospital Manager.

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Veterinary Technician - RVT

Polk Street Animal Hospital

About the Role

How would you like to work at a brand-new facility and have early access to the fastest-growing veterinary hospital in San Francisco? Join the Polk Street Animal Hospital family!


Polk Street Animal Hospital (PSAH) is located in the bustling Polk Gulch neighborhood on Polk St. between Washington and Jackson St. There is a high demand for veterinary care in the surrounding neighborhoods, and our team strives to fulfill this demand with the highest quality of care.

We're seeking Technicians (R.V.T.) with a passion for veterinary medicine, excellent client care, and the ambition to become an intricate part of our healthcare team.


The ideal candidate is proficient in the following areas:

  • Dog and Cat restraint

  • I.V catheter placement

  • Venipuncture (jugular, cephalic, medial/lateral saphenous)

  • Running in-house IDEXX lab work

  • Radiography

  • Familiarity with veterinary pharmacology

  • Calculating medication doses

  • Administering medications via all routes

  • Inducing Anesthesia (R.V.T.)

  • Intubating (R.V.T.)

  • Surgical monitoring

  • Client communication and education (excellent written and verbal skills)

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and the ability to decipher medical records

We offer excellent benefits and highly competitive hourly compensation based on experience and skill level and an excellent benefits package that includes:

Benefit Options:


  • Medical Insurance (Aetna or Kaiser)

  • Dental Insurance (MetLife PPO)

  • Vision Insurance (EyeMed)

Tax-Advantage Accounts:

  • Health Savings Account

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Dependent Care Account

  • Financial & Retirement Planning:

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

Income Protection Benefits:

  • Accident Insurance

  • Critical Illness Insurence

  • Hospital Indemnity Plan

  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

  • Short-Term and Lon-Term Disability

  • Legal Assistance Plan

Employee Assistance Program:

  • Counseling/Therapy Benefit

  • Expert Consultations (Legal Services, Financial Services, Daily Life Assistance, and Identity Theft Resolution)

Employee Perks:

  • Employee Referral Bonuses

  • Paid Continuing Education

  • Quarterly Bonuses

  • Employee Discount on services and products

  • Technician Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Holidays and Paid Sick Time

If you're a self-motivated, enthusiastic team player and would like to be part of an organization driven to be a leader in San Francisco veterinary care, we look forward to having you join our team!!


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at The Castro Animal Hospital. 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.


Compensation: $25 - $40 / hour


Polk Street Animal Hospital