The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management, LLC
December 31, 2017
Full Time - One to seven years
Vet Tech / Nurse / Assistant
2 Year Degree
Never work another weekend!
The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management is looking for an experienced full-time certified veterinary technician to join our practice team in Windsor, CO. We are AAHA accredited and Fear Free certified. In addition, we were the first Gold Level Cat Friendly practice in the state of Colorado. Dr. Robin Downing, the Hospital Director, is a board-certified specialist and an affiliate faculty at the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She is an internationally sought-after expert in pain management and physiotherapy for pets. The Downing Center serves as an out-sourced training site for veterinary assistant students, veterinary technician students, veterinary students, as well as post-graduate veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Come learn with the best!
We take our veterinary technicians very seriously, and do our best to foster, support, and provide ongoing continuous education for career building. We want our veterinary technicians to build their knowledge and skills as they work with our patients and clients. We do our best to facilitate an excellent work/life balance for all team members. The candidate we seek is not only experienced (3 - 5 years or more in practice), but also has an interest in pain management and physiotherapy. A credentialed CVPP or CCRT will receive preferential consideration. We expect our veterinary technicians to function at a very high level of expertise and autonomy.
Benefits: Never work another weekend! No after hours on-call! Paid holidays, paid vacation, & paid continuing education opportunities. Life insurance policy. Access to in-house ultra-sound. Full service in-house laboratory. High definition digital x-ray. Sevoflurane. Sophisticated anaesthesia monitoring. Full service physiotherapy equipment.
If this sounds like the job you've been waiting for, please send your resume and letter of intent. All inquiries will be kept confidential. We look forward to hearing from you.
Here are the skills/abilities we seek: Legible handwriting Excellent communication Fear Free certification (preferred but not mandatory) Ability to handle stressful events and situations within a fast-paced sophisticated practice Perform preliminary physical examination and history-taking on outpatients and report findings to the veterinarian Maintain hospital equipment in optimal working order by following maintenance guidelines Maintain a clean and orderly work environment Demonstrate situational awareness and proactivity High level nursing skills including (but not limited to) - - Provide care to hospitalized patients Medical mathematics Phlebotomy Prepare for, induce, and maintain general anaesthesia with appropriate monitoring under the supervision of a veterinarian Perform laboratory tests using state-of-the-art equipment Oversee and coordinate pack prep Administer medications via appropriate routes on appropriate schedule Oversee IV fluid therapy under the supervision of a veterinarian Understand and demonstrate aseptic technique
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with clinical experience and education