Veterinary Technician – Surgery & Anesthesia

Location: Wheat Ridge, CO
Category: Veterinary Technician Careers

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Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital is excited to announce we are looking to add a Veterinary Technician to our Surgery and Anesthesia Department!


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: The surgery department at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital is a busy, 4 doctor practice plus a surgery intern. Because we are a referral hospital, we see a lot of interesting and challenging cases. We are looking for technicians who are flexible, adaptable, and driven, who have an interest in advancing their anesthesia, patient care, and pain management skills and knowledge.

How you’ll make a difference: 

  • Patient pre-op preparation and post-op monitoring
  • Patient sedation and anesthesia induction and monitoring
  • Radiography, surgical assisting, and assisting veterinarian as needed
  • Client communication and admitting/discharging patients as needed

What you will bring:

  • Experience working as a Credentialed Veterinary Technician and confidence in anesthesia
  • Providing empathy, comfort, and unparalleled nursing care to all patients and their owners
  • Positive outlook, ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, and commitment to develop long-term relationships with colleagues, clients, and community
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to deliver exceptional client service is expected.
  • Honesty, integrity, and a desire to learn and have fun!

Schedule: Full-Time position, Mon-Thur schedule 9am-7pm, and on-call shifts once trained

Salary: $24 – $30 / hour based on experience, additional salary for on-call shifts and procedures completed


  • 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 and holiday pay 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!


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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Six Veritas Veterinary Partner hospital employees smile in a group photo wearing t-shirts with a silhouette of a running dog with the words keep calm and wag on or a t-shirt with a cat silhouette with the words keep calm and purr on.

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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