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Ethos Veterinary Health Veterinary Technician - Surgery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado

About Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital: At WRAH our mission is to advance the veterinary profession through our leadership in medicine, education, business and promotion of the human-animal bond. We strive to bring together caring, warm and intelligent people who love to serve and help and are among the best in their field.

Position Summary:

The Veterinary Technician - Surgery is responsible for the general nursing care and treatment of patients undergoing surgical procedure. The surgery technician will partner with the surgeon to provide an exceptional experience for clients and patients


  • Surgery technician responsibilities:

  • Patient admit and discharge

  • Client communication and education

  • Assist in surgical procedures (Scrub nurse and/or circulator)

  • Have knowledge of instrumentation and equipment needed for surgical procedures. Care and maintenance of surgical instruments and equipment

  • Essential duties of a Veterinary technician at Wheat Ridge, Including but not limited to:

  • Provide basic husbandry for patients

  • Perform appropriate patient restraint

  • Perform treatments on patients as directed by the veterinarian

  • Provide support to veterinarians and assist in other departments as requested

  • Ability to collect and submit samples for diagnostic testing

  • Intravenous catheter placement and fluid administration

  • Obtain quality radiographs

  • Triage and perform life saving procedures (CPR) when necessary

  • Have working knowledge of hospital HIS (ezyVet) and Whiteboard (SmarFlow)

  • Responsibilities are subject to change to meet the needs of the department and hospital

Education, License and Job Requirements:

  • 3+ Years of experience as a veterinary technician, Surgery experience preferred

  • CVT, LVT, RVT, not required but a plus

  • Fear Free Certification a plus

Skills and Experience:

  • Must be reliable, organized, and adaptable to changes within the departments of the hospital

  • Will serve as a representative of the hospital, displaying consideration, courtesy, compassion, and professionalism in all interactions with patients, clients, and hospital staff

  • Will maintain a high standard of patient care

  • Must be able to communicate well with clients by showing care and concern for them as well as their pet(s).

  • Must understand and support the Hospital?s mission and overall direction.

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital recognizes the complex nature of support needed for both clients and staff members in the animal care industry. As a hospital focused on continuous learning, development, and quality of life betterment, we have added a full time Social Worker to our staff. The primary focus of this role is to help our clients with their grieving process and assist our employees with their emotional well-being.

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.