Aurora Animal Hospital is looking to add a Credentialed Veterinary Technician to our growing team!
From general wellness and preventative care to advanced surgical procedures to specialty services like laser therapy and acupuncture, our team of experienced veterinarians, Board Certified veterinary specialists and nurses bring the services your pet needs for their health and well-being.
Our veterinary clinic is fully accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, the nation’s leading accrediting body for companion animal veterinary practices, based on a quality review of our veterinary practice methods, pet health care management, facility and equipment in addition to a stringent evaluation of more than 900 standards in patient care, client service and medical protocols. Only 12 percent of small animal hospitals in the U.S. have achieved this accreditation.
We are also a certified cat friendly practice at the highest Gold level by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
From fish to ferrets to guinea pigs, birds, rabbits and reptiles and everyone in between, we have a special interest in and dedicated focus on the scaly, feathered and finned. We are the leading veterinarian caring for exotics in the Denver Metro Area serving the Aurora, Centennial and Parker, Colorado communities.
In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the Veterinary Technician is an invaluable member of the hospital team who works directly with the Veterinary Technician and supporting medical staff to ensure productive and quality veterinary care at all times.
- Assists the veterinarian during examination of animals, providing restraint as needed in order to work safely and effectively.
- Prepares and administer medications, vaccines, serums, and treatments, as prescribed by the veterinarian.
- Performs routine dental cleanings on animals under the direction of the veterinarian.
- Administers anesthesia to animals under the direction of the veterinarian and monitors animals’ responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted.
- Obtains radiographs of animals with knowledge of proper positioning and techniques.
- Cares for and monitors the condition of animals recovering from surgery.
- Performs laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces, such as urinalyses and blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.
- Administers emergency first aid, such as performing emergency resuscitation or other life-saving procedures.
- Collects, prepares, and labels samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination.
- Cleans and sterilizes instruments, equipment, and materials.
- Provides the veterinarian with the correct equipment and instruments, as needed.
- Fills prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers.
- Prepares animals for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas and placing IV catheters.
- Maintains clean examination rooms and treatment areas.
- Works collaboratively with veterinarians to ensure that all animals are being cared for properly and moving through the system efficiently.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
- Certification as a Veterinary Technician.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment.
- Ability to effectively handle and control aggressive animals.
- Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in a veterinary clinic environment, including the use of euthanasia.
- Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
- Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth.
- Must have active listening, critical thinking, complex problem solving, time management, judgment and decision making skills.
Vet Nurse / Technician
Earliest Start Date:
Centennial, Colorado, United States