Surgery Vet Tech

Full Time Colorado Veterinary Specialists and Animal ER Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Position Technician
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Practice Specialty/Referral
  • Qualifications Graduate (CVT, RVT, LVT)

Job Description

We are a 24-hour specialty and emergency practice that provides personalized, passionate care to our pets and owners. Our services include small animal surgery, reproduction, radiology, cardiology, and emergency services. We offer in-house lab, ultrasound, CT, endoscopy, arthroscopy, and feline/canine blood bank.

We are seeking a CVT with an interest in surgery. We have a diverse surgical case load and offer the opportunity to expand your knowledge and passion for surgery working with our board-certified surgeon and experienced staff. We work closely with our ER doctors and staff to ensure that the needs of our patients are met.

Duties include:

  • Client relations and case management that includes obtaining histories, client education, estimate creation and communication
  • Anesthesia induction, monitoring and recovery with knowledge of normal and abnormal vital parameters
  • Surgical patient preparation and aseptic technique
  • Surgical circulation and scrub nurse duties
  • Basic knowledge of the use and care of surgical equipment including instruments, cautery, ligasure, suction, etc.
  • Operation and maintenance of autoclave and ethylene oxide sterilizers
  • Wound management and basic bandaging/splinting technique
  • Use of proper technique and positioning for digital radiography and CT
  • Basic knowledge of laparoscopic, endoscopic and arthroscopic procedures and equipment care and maintenance
  • Comfortable with electronic medical record entry, ezyVet and Smart Flow knowledge a plus
  • After-hours on-call including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic technician skills including but not limited to IVC placement/troubleshooting, restraint, blood collection, medication and CRI calculation skills.

We are looking for a dedicated individual with a strong work-ethic who is self-motivated, enthusiastic, adaptable, reliable and works well in a team environment.  Prior surgical experience preferred, but we will train the right person.

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