Compassion First Pets

Veterinary Technician

Denver, CO

Founded in September 2014 by John Payne, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals (formerly Veterinary Specialists of North America) is revolutionizing how veterinary practices connect with one another. We are driven by a mission to provide the very best medicine and services to pets and their owners, while empowering individual growth and advancement within our family of employees. Compassion-First hospitals retain their unique identities and autonomies regarding medical decisions, while benefiting from the opportunity to share knowledge and maximize their resources as part of a dynamic network. 

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

COLORADO | ARIZONA | NEVADA  | OKLAHOMA | TEXAS | UTAH | KANSAS | NEW MEXICO | IOWA 

Founded in September 2014 by John Payne, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals (formerly Veterinary Specialists of North America) is revolutionizing how veterinary practices connect with one another. We are driven by a mission to provide the very best medicine and services to pets and their owners, while empowering individual growth and advancement within our family of employees. Compassion-First hospitals retain their unique identities and autonomies regarding medical decisions, while benefiting from the opportunity to share knowledge and maximize their resources as part of a dynamic network.

We are currently seeking Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT) to join our new AirHeart Pet Hospital at The ARK @ JFK. We are seeking individuals with previous work or educational experience with small animals and exotics, as well as excellent communication skills, the ability to learn and work in a fast-paced environment with a positive attitude. At AirHeart Pet Hospital (a Compassion First Pet Hospital network), we foster a positive and challenging learning environment to allow our technicians to grow and excel in their technical skills and provide a culture for life-long learning and advancement.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for performing advanced medical, diagnostic, and laboratory procedures under the direction of a licensed veterinarian.

  • Triage patients and determine if patient is stable or critical
  • Perform physical assessments and record observations legibly in files
  • Assist veterinarian in all aspects during surgical procedures; pre-medication, set up, induction, preparation, maintenance of general anesthesia, surgical monitoring, surgical assisting, recovery, writing post op orders and pain management protocols
  • Perform blood collection via all routes and ability to know best collection method based on individual patient needs or specific test requirements
  • Preparation of fluid therapy- infusion pump/syringe pump set up, appropriate IVF set up, fluid types and rates for administration, CRI calculations and monitoring
  • Assist with dosage calculations and dispensing of medication including controlled substances as well as advanced emergency drug calculations, dosing and administering routine protocols, and evaluating common contraindications
  • Monitor daily activities of in-hospital patients both stable or who require advanced monitoring
  • Communicate with doctors, technicians, office staff and clients regarding status of patients
  • Prepare patients for discharge to owners including client education about home care and medication dosing plans
  • Follow established hospital policies and procedures when handling client concerns and complaints
  • Document legibly and keep accurate medical records in accordance to hospital policy
  • Clear understanding and enforcement of OSHA regulations and hospital safety standards

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE 

  • Must have successfully passed the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination)
  • Graduate from an AVMA accredited Animal Science program with an AS or BS preferred
  • Knowledge of advanced fluid therapy, anesthetic monitoring, advanced CPR and all aspects of laboratory and radiology
  • Knowledge of advanced pharmacology and medical terminology as well as knowledge of surgical procedures and disease process
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and a positive attitude
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to new situations
  • Ability to act as a team player

BENEFITS

  • Competitive compensation: health, dental, vision 401(k) and continuing education.
  • Our management team supports work-life balance, promotes team building and provides professional development.
Compassion First Pets

Jana Davidson

Professional Relations Specialist
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