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Overnight Credentialed Veterinary Technician

Company: VCA Animal Hospitals
Location: Littleton
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Over the past 40 years AAHA-Accredited, VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty and Emergency Center, has been providing professional and compassionate care to pets in the Denver, Littleton, Centennial, Englewood, Castle Pines, Parker, and Castle Rock areas. We are a well-supported, 24-hour Emergency and Specialty hospital that has a rapidly increasing caseload that supports further coverage.Joining the VCA Highlands Ranch team is an excellent opportunity to utilize your skills and knowledge, while collaborating with our tight-knit, highly trained medical team and boarded specialists. Currently we offer advanced Veterinary Emergency and Intensive Care, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Surgical Services, Advanced Dentistry, and Cardiology consults. The ideal candidate is a team player who is friendly, dependable, emotionally intelligent, and a positive multi-tasker with excellent communication skills.We are seeking a Certified Veterinary Technician with 3 years' experience in general practice or 1 - 2 years in a fast-paced emergency setting. Hourly rate starts between $21-$26 per hour, and is negotiable based on your experience in the veterinary industry. This position is overnight, 3 12-hour shifts per week.As a member of the Emergency Department at VCA Highlands Ranch, you will assist the Doctor and technician team in providing the maximum level of care 24/7 to both incoming critical and non-critical emergencies, transfers from both our referring veterinarians, internal specialty services, and post-operative patients from our surgery department. We work on a wide variety of cases on canine and feline patients, and in our ICU ward the most critical patients receive top notch intensive care using advanced techniques and specialized equipment.Technicians will utilize an array of advanced skills including, but not limited to:Triaging and stabilizing incoming emergenciesAdvance anesthesia monitoring experience and patient recoveryProvide nursing care to both stable and critical patientsPerforming patient assessments and physical examinationsProviding timely treatment to outpatientsPerforming laboratory work and diagnostic imaginingVenipuncture/catheter placementSafe animal restraint and handlingStrong multi-tasking skillsPharmacySurgical preparation and assistingEffective verbal, listening, and communication skillsAbility to work collaboratively with team members of all hospital servicesAs a member of the VCA family, eligible full-time employees will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:Health & WellnessAn innovative, new department focused on associate health and wellbeing, with programs such as company sponsored Headspace app subscriptions, Vault financial wellness tools, and access to additional mental health resources401k retirement savings plan, with matching contributions of 25% of the first 4% of your eligible compensationHealth, dental, vision insurance with HSA/FSA plan optionsInfertility benefits and paid maternity and paternity leavePaid vacation and sick leaveFlexible scheduling for work/life balanceProfessional DevelopmentContinuing Education Allowance and Paid Continuing Education Days: CVT - $750/year, VTS - $1000/yearWOOF University, offering abundance of FREE CE's for Doctors and StaffCareer development scholarship and reimbursement opportunitiesOpportunities to mentor with one of the largest providers of private practice Internships and Residencies in the U.S.Opportunities to participate in a robust clinical studies programAdditional BenefitsUp to 100% Pet Care Discount for your own petsUniforms provided100% paid life insuranceMedical/Dental/Vision coverage optionsPaid vacation and sick timeThe option to bring your pet to work with you100% paid short-term disability insuranceAccess to a collaborative network of 6,000 doctors, including more than 600 specialistsThe hourly rate for this position is $21 - $26 per hour PLUS shift Differential and is negotiable based on a candidate's experience, credentials, skillset, education, schedule and other factors. Sign-on bonus eligibility is $500 - $2000 based on experience, credentials, and scheduled shifts.Job Type: Full-timeSalary: $21.00 - $26.00 per hourIf you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs.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 associates 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)We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at

Keywords: VCA Animal Hospitals, Littleton , Overnight Credentialed Veterinary Technician, Professions , Littleton, Colorado

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