1 Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego – Sorrento Valley is seeking full-time Credentialed Veterinary Technicians to join our 24/7 Emergency, Specialty Referral, & Teaching hospital in San Diego, California.

Are you ready to change your focus from your current practice to the opportunities that await you in the area of specialty medicine? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Veterinary Specialty Hospital- Sorrento Valley you will find Neurology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Medical/Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Advanced Imaging (MRI, CT, U/S, Radiology), Blood Banking, ECC (ER, Intermediate Care, ICU) all under one roof. In addition to these specialties, we also operate our own Pharmacy.
We are ready to welcome you into our world of specialized veterinary medicine. While we recognize and highly value the skills you bring, you will be fully supported by our senior nursing staff, world-class doctors and specialists.
The range of opportunity is limitless. Whether you are relatively new to veterinary medicine or have been helping save lives for a long time, we have an opportunity for you.

Veterinary Specialty Hospital is acutely aware of how overworked and underpaid veterinary nurses have been historically and is a leader in the industry actively working to change that. It would be impossible to name all, but a few include the support of our in-house social worker, highly competitive pay scales, benefits, not to mention a furnished roof-top dining area for a breath of fresh air!

Additionally, we are highly supportive of and advocates for education. We proudly offer monthly, race approved CE on a wide range of topics. The sessions are conducted by our board certified doctors, residents and VTS credentialed technicians. Veterinary personnel from all over are invited to attend in person, via webinar or can be given access to a recording of the session.

Current Department Opportunities:

Surgery Anesthesia Technician

Emergency/Critical Care/Patient Care:

ICU (day)
ICU (overnight)
ER/Patient Care (overnight)

Internal Medicine:




Medical Oncology:



Radiation Oncology:




We look forward to receiving your resume, discussing the many opportunities and introducing you to Veterinary Specialty Hospital – Sorrento Valley, a member of ETHOS VETERINARY HEALTH network of hospitals


Competitive wages with compensation based on education, experience, and credentialing
Credentialed technicians wage range $25-35/hr
VTS technicians wage range $31-40/hr
Additional shift differentials of $2.00-3.50/hr available for overnight

Generous Technician CE allowance annually
3/12 or 4/10 workweek schedules available
VetBloom access: Race-approved continuing education, training, and curriculum library
Financial support for license applications, renewals and onsite mentorship toward pursuit of VTS
75% Employee Pet discount
Full-time benefits, that include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, flex-spending accounts, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, 3 weeks accrued paid time off, and uniform allowance

Benefits effective the 1st of the month following 30 days.

Ethos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ethos does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, merit, and business need.


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NVA Compassion-First is now Ethos Veterinary Health

We are excited to announce Ethos Veterinary Health as our new name. Ethos is the new, industry-leading community of legacy Ethos Veterinary Health, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, SAGE Veterinary Centers, and legacy NVA Specialty and Emergency hospitals. This powerful new community brings together a dynamic network of 145 hospitals, an unmatched team of experts, cutting-edge technology, and an unwavering commitment to the advancement of the animal health profession and better patient outcomes.

Our commitments to the industry, the profession, our teammates, and our patients, will not change, and in fact will be stronger than ever, as we forge new ground as this new dynamic community.

Ethos Veterinary Health offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees. The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process. For positions based in Colorado, EVH provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.

Ethos Veterinary Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

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