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Colorado State University Veterinary Technology I - Dermatology in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Veterinary Technology I - Dermatology

Position Location Fort Collins, CO 80523

Classification Title Veterinary Technology I

Posting Number 202100042P

Position Type State Classified

Open Date 02/17/2021

Close Date 03/01/2021

Salary $2,952 - $3,637 monthly + FULL BENEFIT OFFERINGS

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) and the State of Colorado are committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time classified employees in the following University benefit areas.

Full/Part Time Full-time

State Classified Hourly No

Overtime Eligible

Description of Work Unit

At the CSU VTH, we exist to educate the next generation of veterinarians by providing exceptional veterinary care and service to the community every day. The Dermatology service instructs professional and paraprofessional Veterinary residents, interns, and Medical students in a surgical and clinical setting with an emphasis on practical applications of dermatology, diagnostic tests, client interactions, and clinical treatment of dermatology cases of small animals, and occasionally, large animals. This work unit also provides a professional research environment.

Position Summary

This position provides technical support to the existing Vet Tech II and provides flexibility with the veterinary technology role within the unit.

Minimum Qualifications

An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in veterinary/animal health technology and one year of full-time general veterinary technician experience.


Additional appropriate experience will substitute for the required Associate’s degree on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

The highly desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics, and experience directly related and critical to this position:

  • Certified/Registered as a Veterinary Technician.

  • A strong customer service focus and mentality.

  • Ability to work as a contributing member of a team.

  • Verbal communication skills and ability to convey information in a clear concise manner.

  • Organizational and prioritization skills.

  • Knowledge of veterinary medical terminology, animal handling/restraint techniques, and care.

  • Attention to detail and data entry skills.

  • Ability to learn and navigate new software.

  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to take detailed instructions.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Dermatology Technical Support and Care


  • Perform the following: blood draws, prepare POC diagnostic procedures, prepare estimates, restraint of small animals, sedation, TPR’s, Dermatology exams.

  • Organize incoming appointments, assists with appointments.

  • Transportation of patients from the parking lot to exam room and to various procedure locations throughout the hospital.

  • Admit and discharge patients with the correct education regarding their pet’s medical problem.

  • Give subcutaneous medications.

  • Instruct the clients on how to give allergy injections and potential side effects.

  • Coordinate all surgical and non-surgical procedures.

  • Set up, placement of sterile and non-sterile equipment for surgical and non-surgical procedures.

  • Provide supportive nursing care to the patients undergoing dermatology treatments or procedures and provide care as needed.

  • Stock the intradermal skin test kit biweekly. Formulate and stock the allergen vials monthly for immunotherapy testing.

    Percentage Of Time 70

    Job Duty Category Clerical, Communication, and Cleaning


  • Complete StringSoft Modules and training.

  • Perform the following: creating Invoices, estimates, prints labels and various forms, pharmacy refills and FAX refills to various outside pharmacies.

  • Contact referring veterinarians to obtain the patients past medical history, histology, and lab work, receiving and downloading digital records into Stringsoft system.

  • Client communication by answers rounds room phone and email, takes and relays daily messages.

  • Communicates clinician recommendations to client.

  • Directly contact clients to help coordinate their trip to CSU VTH, explain what to expect while at CSU.

  • Provide estimate to client prior to visit to CSU VTH.

  • Clean exams rooms and stocks with various items and paperwork.

  • At all times, keeps exams room properly cleaned and orderly.

  • Cleans, and stocks various items in the dermatology procedures and Otoscopy procedures areas.

  • Take sterile packs and equipment to Central Supply, returns sterile packs and supplies to treatment rooms.

  • Maintain and cleans clippers and blades.

  • Maintain, clean and stock in-house lab(A117).

  • Set up biannual microscope maintenance.

    Percentage Of Time 25

    Job Duty Category Teaching – DVM Students/Interns/Residents/Staff


  • Assist in lab set up (including resident labs and student labs), and acquiring cadavers, Assisting with instrumentation, setup/handling/cleanup.

  • Assis students on appropriate laboratory cleanup procedures.

    Percentage Of Time 5

    Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.

  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience. Please note: Part-time experience will be calculated to determine the full-time equivalent.

  • The Work Experience is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.

  • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.

  • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.

  • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (e.g.: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.

  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.

**Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.

  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s) and interview(s) which require candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.

  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from, OR the Employment Consultant facilitating the search process. In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Colorado State University The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. Colorado State University is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our Human Resources – Employment Office, at or call (970) 491- MyHR(6947).


  • Please check the Help link online at for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

    Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Essential Services Designation - Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare.

    EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity ( is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-employment background check that may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history as a condition of hire?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Are you willing and able to report to work during inclement weather, without delay or interruption, to provide essential or emergency services to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of clients?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Why are you interested in working for the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, specifically within the Dermatology Unit? What skills and experience do you possess making you an ideal candidate?

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

    Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcripts

  • Veteran DD214 Form (Member-4) (For State Classified searches ONLY)