Veterinary Technician

Technicians | Sparta, NJ

Seeking an independent, compassionate full-time Veterinary Technician to join our team!

This position comes with a generous sign-on bonus!

Why The Highlands Veterinary Hospital in Sparta, NJ?
The Highlands Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Sparta, NJ. The professional and courteous staff at The Highlands Veterinary Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.
Our Commitment to Diversity:
We are dedicated to establishing a culture that celebrates all forms of diversity and allows us to be an inclusive service provider in this community.

Who are we looking for?
Applicants must have a strong work ethic, preserve a positive personality, be capable of communicating effectively, be able to multi-task efficiently in a fast-paced environment, have the ability to work in harmony with a team, possess a well-rounded technical skill set, and have a passion for delivering exceptional care to patients as well as clients. CVT certification not required but preferred. Assisting in surgery/dentistry experience is nice to have, but not required since we are looking for evening help, and is always a plus as we grow and positions open up. We crosstrain everyone to work all positions in the hospital - reception/exam/lab/patient care, etc.

Schedule: Mainly 1:30 PM to close (around 9:30PM give or take), 12:30 to 6:30/7:00PM and Saturdays (at least 2 per month). May need during day as fill-in if candidate is flexible.

Salary: Compensation for this position is $16-19/hr depending on experience.


  • Assist the veterinarian in exam rooms and use veterinary software for documenting medical notes
  • Perform venipuncture for phlebotomy and catheter placement
  • Obtain laboratory sample collection, process, and possibly interpret results (fecal/parasite analysis, ear cytology, skin cytology, urinalysis, blood smears)
  • Perform diagnostic imaging
  • Perform anesthesia
  • Prep patients for and assist in surgery
  • Perform dental prophies
  • Administer vaccines and medications (oral, topical, injectable)
  • Fill prescriptions and review directions with clients
  • Communicate with and educate clients
  • Provide compassionate patient care


We’re dedicated to your well-being and offer a comprehensive package and professional development opportunities to support your work and home life. These include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug benefits for you and eligible dependents
  • Paid time off for full-time employees
  • 401(k) plan
  • Continuing education allowance for licensed technicians
  • Guardian voluntary benefits
  • Great pet benefits