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VCA Swing Shift CVT in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Company Info: VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.

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VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty & Emergency Center is a 24-hour emergency/specialty practice in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

VCA Highlands Ranch Specialty and Emergency is a 24/7 emergency and specialty hospital. We have 4 specialties and are looking to expand. Our current specialties include internal medicine, surgery, dentistry and oncology.

We are looking to hire a full-time swing shift veterinary technician in our ICU and Emergency department. Technician duties include but are not limited to: venipuncture, IV catheter placement, laboratory procedures, patient care, medication administration with all routes, appropriate, frequent and concise medical record documentation, appropriate and accurate patient history taking, knowledge of general anesthesia and sedation monitoring including adverse reactions and responses, knowledge of common animal diseases and processes, safety protocols and procedures of radiology including limits and landmarks for appropriate radiographic images, knowledge of CPR, and comfortable in client education.

At VCA Highlands Ranch, we nurture our family style environment and are looking for people who also believe that this is very important in their work life. Our team, works interdepartmental to provide the highest quality care to our patients. We strive for compassionate and empathy for all of our clients in difficult situations and we strive for the best patient care every time.

Benefits (Full Time)

Competitive pay (starting at $19-$21/hr for licensed technicians dependent on experience), VCA provides PTO, including sick days, Health, vision and dental insurance. 401k is offered. CACVT dues are reimbursed, and CE allowance/year. VCA offers a very generous pet discount. At our hospital, your pet can come to work with you.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Venipuncture

• Catheter placement

• Radiology

• Anesthesia monitoring

• Physical examinations and patient assessment

• Surgical preparation and assisting

• Laboratory work

• Pharmacy

• Patient recovery

• Compassionate care for hospitalized patients

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must have documented previous experience

• Hold a current CVT license

• Must have surgery experience

• Flexibility in hours this position is for swing and overnight shifts

• Customer service skills

• Working knowledge of computers

• Excellent communications skills

• Capable of being cross-trained as receptionist and kennel assistant

• Team player willing to learn new techniques and treatments

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).

VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!

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