Veterinary Technician – Hospitalized Patient Care

Location: Wheat Ridge, CO
Category: Veterinary Technician Careers
Job ID: et2v9Iujfg

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Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital is excited to announce we are looking for Certified Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Technicians, and Veterinary Assistants to join our Overnight Hospitalized Patient Care Unit and Treatment Team!

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Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital is Hiring… and so is everyone else. So, what is unique about our hospital?

Every aspect of our organization links to one key tenet, which is to provide compassionate and optimal patient care. We have a long standing and national reputation of gold standard medicine, supported by both the education and training of our team members, along with top-of-the-line equipment needed to keep stride with the advancements in veterinary medicine.

With this as the epicenter of our mission, our culture consists of respect, compassion, understanding, and teamwork.

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital provides an internal community that supports work-life balance, employee learning and engagement and personal and career development; we also are committed to external community involvement, which encompasses fellow veterinary establishments and shelters, city eco sustainability actions, support of local businesses and law enforcement pet care.

We are not just a corporation, we are an entity, a living, breathing, growing organism that can only thrive when comprised of great team members.

About the job: You will assist the hospital in delivering excellent care to all our patients within the hospital and perform duties pursuant to WRAH Technician Protocols. You will embody our culture by treating every client with courtesy and respect, with a keen sensitivity to the emotional bond between owners and their pets.

How you’ll make a difference:

  • Monitor and appropriately document patient vital signs and activity
  • Provide support to all veterinarians and assist other departments as requested
  • Provide comfort, diagnostic, surgical and nursing care to all patients including critical care patients
  • Obtain and prepare samples for diagnostic testing including but not limited to blood draws, arterial blood gas sampling, urinary catheter sampling and free catch urine
  • Perform various laboratory procedures including but not limited to blood typing, cross matching, and slide agglutination testing
  • Accurately take and process abdominal, thoracic, appendicular, spinal, and skull radiograph while following appropriate radiation safety protocols
  • Properly use and maintain medical equipment
  • Provide professional client communication

What you will bring:

  • Experience working as a Technician or Veterinary Assistant for 2+ years in an ICU setting preferred
  • A strong desire to learn and apply knowledge/skills learned to daily work life
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and oral
  • Ability to demonstrate technical procedures as outlined in the technician protocols
  • Demonstrate reliability and follow-through with all work-related tasks / projects

Schedule: 4X10 hours with openings on:

  • Overnights, varied shifts

Salary: $18-33 / hour based on experience with differentials:

  • Overnight shift: 4-6$/hour differential

Benefits: 

  • Discount on veterinary care and pet insurance options for your furry family
  • Mental health support with Talkspace
  • Uniform allowance
  • Learning and growth opportunities
  • Continuing education support for licensed team members
  • 401k retirement plan options with company match
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance options – some plans may be paid up to 100%
  • Basic life insurance provided and other voluntary insurance options available for full-time team members
  • 6 weeks paid parental leave for full-time team members
  • Paid time off for full-time team members

Location: 10140 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Apply today to learn how Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital can be your next career home!

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Veritas Veterinary Partners is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the requirements of all applicable federal, state and local laws, we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. Veritas does not currently sponsor applicants for work Visas, except for TN or E-3 Visa.

All current positions require the ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently. Additional fluency in other languages is preferred but not required.

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our culture

Veritas Virtues

  • Transparency

  • Respect For All

  • United Front

  • Two Is Better Than One

  • Heart & Humor

why choose Veritas veterinary partners

Best in class benefits

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Signing Bonuses

  • Vision, Dental and Health Insurance

  • 401K & Company Match

  • Long Term Incentives for all Employees

  • Employee Referral Bonuses

  • Equity Opportunity for Doctors

  • Mental health support with Talkspace
  • Paid parental leave
  • Generous Continuing Education Support

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