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Veterinary Assistant

About The Role: The Veterinary Assistant is responsible for assisting Veterinarians and Certified Veterinary Technicians in performing various veterinary procedures, including conducting health exams, administering vaccinations and medical treatments, performing diagnostics, completing clinical laboratory tests, and recording findings and assessments. This position may also assist veterinarians in surgery, including intubation, inducing/monitoring animals under anesthesia, and performing humane euthanasia. Assistants will also help maintain a clean, efficient, and healthy environment for animals being treated or boarded at the clinic. The Veterinary Assistant is a crucial part of the medical team and is responsible for advocating for the patient and educating the clients.

Compensation – $17 per hour, depending on experience.

Essential Duties and Major Responsibilities:

Client/Patient Interaction

  • Admits patients to the hospital and ensures all admittance paperwork is completed correctly.
  • Provides counseling and compassion for clients and answers their questions unless it is clear that the attending doctor should do so.
  • Ensures the safety of pets, clients, and associates by utilizing safe restraining techniques, following standard protocols, and maintaining clean, sterile, and organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs.
  • Obtains relevant information and history from clients maintaining proper and complete medical records.

Exam Room

  • Performs basic examinations of patients and records findings in the medical records.
  • Vaccinates pets. Follow manufacturers’ directions as well as AAFP guidelines for placement of injectable vaccines at appropriate sites.
  • Answers questions and educates clients about basic pet care and procedures, including but not limited to nutrition, internal and external parasite control, immunization protocols, the administration of medications, spay and neuter procedures, and behavior and obedience training.

Emergency-Care & Surgery

  • Provides basic life support, including CPR, airway maintenance, and oxygen therapy.
  • Assists with patient procedures and surgeries, including anesthetic induction and monitoring, pre-and post-operative patient care.

Recordkeeping & Administrative

  • Notes all client conversations, observations in medical records, and document changes in the medical or mental status of animals.
  • Creates estimates and invoices for services rendered and verifies charges for outside labs and services.
  • Performs clerical and administrative work.

Housekeeping

  • Cleans and maintains equipment and prepares and sanitizes surgery suites.
  • Maintains supply lists and stocks treatment rooms and wards.
  • Cleans all rooms, wards, sinks, and tubs

    Nursing Care

    • Assists Veterinarians and Technicians in tasks required to maintain communication with clients, care of patients (animals), and required inventory.
    • Admits and rooms patients and gets initial patient information from the client.
    • Using muzzles when needed restrains patients during procedures, exams, x-rays, sample collections, etc.
    • Administers medication fills prescriptions, and educates clients on medication use and side effects.
    • Performs basic animal care.
    • Assist with other duties as assigned.

      Education and Experience Needed:

      • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
      • Previous experience in a veterinary clinic is required.
      • Requires certification or the ability to be certified as a Veterinary Assistant.

      Skills Required to be Successful:

      • Knowledge of medical procedures and animal handling.
      • Must have computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
      • Must be able to demonstrate good judgment and manage stressful situations.
      • Must have the physical and mental capacity to perform in a fast-paced, challenging environment.
      • Excellent communication skills, a sense of urgency, and working harmoniously with teammates is required.
      • Must be dependable, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn.
      • Strong working knowledge of common veterinary technical duties and procedures combined with the appropriate level of competency required to support the veterinary clinic.
      Licensed Veterinary Technician (RVT/CVT)

      About The Role: The Certified Veterinary Technician/Registered Veterinary Technician will perform various veterinary procedures, including conducting health exams, administering vaccinations and medical treatments, performing diagnostics, completing clinical laboratory tests, and recording findings and assessments. This position may also assist veterinarians in surgery, including intubation, inducing/monitoring animals under anesthesia, and performing humane euthanasia.

      Compensation –$26 – $30 per hour, depending on experience.

      Essential Duties and Major Responsibilities:

      Client/Patient Interaction

      • Admits patients to the hospital and ensures all admittance paperwork is completed correctly.
      • Provides counseling and compassion for clients and answers their questions unless it is clear that the attending doctor should do so.
      • Ensures the safety of pets, clients, and associates by utilizing safe restraining techniques, following standard protocols, and maintaining clean, sterile, and organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs.
      • Obtains relevant information and history from clients maintaining proper and complete medical records.

      Exam Room

      • Performs basic examinations of patients and records findings in the medical records.
      • Vaccinates pets. Follow manufacturers’ directions as well as AAFP guidelines for placement of injectable vaccines at appropriate sites.
      • Answers questions and educates clients about basic pet care and procedures, including but not limited to nutrition, internal and external parasite control, immunization protocols, the administration of medications, spay and neuter procedures, and behavior and obedience training.

      Emergency-Care & Surgery

      • Provides basic life support, including CPR, airway maintenance, and oxygen therapy.
      • Assists with patient procedures and surgeries, including anesthetic induction and monitoring, pre-and post-operative patient care.
      • Must be comfortable handling 5-10+ anesthesia patients per day.

      Housekeeping

      • Cleans and maintains equipment and prepares and sanitizes surgery suites.
      • Maintains supply lists and stocks treatment rooms and wards.
      • Cleans all rooms, wards, sinks, and tubs.

      Nursing Care

      • Assists Veterinarians and Technicians in tasks required to maintain communication with clients, care of patients (animals), and required inventory.
      • Admits and rooms patients and gets initial patient information from the client.
      • Using muzzles when needed restrains patients during procedures, exams, x-rays, sample collections, etc.
      • Administers medication, fills prescriptions, and educates clients on medication use and side effects.
      • Performs basic animal care.
      • Assist with other duties as assigned.

        Education and Experience Needed:

        • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
        • Certified Veterinary Technician certificate issued by the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians.
        • 1 year of Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) experience in a veterinary practice is preferred
        • HVHQSN experience is a bonus.
        • Prior anesthesia/surgery/dental experience is highly preferred.

        Skills Required to be Successful:

        • Ability to promote a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and values.
        • Ability to handle animals using low-stress and safe methods for animals with limited behavior information.
        • Capable of working calmly under pressure, demonstrating the ability to think clearly and quickly while mastering multiple tasks.
        • Provides a high level of professional customer service for internal and external customers and performs duties while working effectively with diverse and sometimes difficult clientele.
        • Strong working knowledge of common veterinary technician duties and procedures combined with the appropriate level of competency required to support the veterinary clinic.
        Veterinary Hospital Office Manager

        About The Role: This is a full-time role as the Office Manager who conducts various administrative functions relevant to the operation of a small animal hospital, including receiving phone calls, making appointments, accounts receivable/payable/payroll, and general customer service.

        Compensation – $25 -$26 per hour, depending on experience.

        Essential Duties and Major Responsibilities:

        Client/Patient Interaction & Front Desk/Phone

        • Support as a backup with phone support and client questions around billing questions.

        Human Resources

        • Assist with recruiting, onboarding, and new hire paperwork.
        • Responsible for payroll (processing, verification of wages, maintaining employee files, creating/revising job descriptions, and assisting with escalated employee issues).
        • Handle employee scheduling and finding relief vets/docs
        • Assist with employee culture and positive employee engagement office activities/wellness
        • Support team as needed.
        • Work with outside HR consultants as needed.

        Financial – Recordkeeping & Administrative

        • Assist veterinarians with CRM and medical records.
        • Basic accounting support: accounts payable, accounts receivable
        • Performs clerical and administrative work.
        • Coordinate clinic meetings.
        • Responsible for data entry.
        • Work with outside accountants as needed.
        • Order office supplies/hospital goods

        Meetings

        • Attend or host employee meetings as needed.

        Other

        • Serve as personal assistant to the Owner of the practice
        • Handle Client complaints
        • Doctor/Staff support as needed.
        • Work with the Practice Manager as needed.
        • Performs basic animal care.
        • Assist with other duties as assigned.

          Education and Experience Needed:

          • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
          • Prior experience working in a Veterinary Hospital is highly preferred.
          • 1+ years of office management experience required.

          Skills Required to be Successful:

          • Proficient computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
          • Must be able to demonstrate good judgment and manage stressful situations.
          • Must have the physical and mental capacity to perform in a fast-paced, challenging environment.
          • Excellent communication skills, a sense of urgency, and working harmoniously with teammates is required.
          • Basic understanding of general office support and accounting.
            Must be dependable, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn.

          Supervisor Responsibilities: The position has no regular responsibility for overseeing or supervising the work of other team members. However, they may serve in a lead capacity as required or in the absence of a Doctor.

          Veterinarian

          About The Role:

          Part-Time Schedule – Part-time (2 to 3 days per week) position hourly

          • Compensation-  $80/hour, Regular locum/per-diem work also gladly accepted!!

          Full-Time Schedule – Depending on need

          • Salary – Full-time $90-100k per year

          Benefits – State & DEA Licensure, Liability Insurance, AVMA Dues, four days PTO, pet benefits

          Essential Duties and Major Responsibilities: 

          • Developing diagnostic and treatment plans and recognizing the importance of the spectrum of care. Must meet pet owners “where they are at” financially, including offering euthanasia if indicated.
          • Demonstrating competency in performing routine surgical & dental procedures, including surgical extractions, spays, neuters, soft tissue surgery, and the desire to learn additional surgical procedures & skillsets.
          • Ability to accommodate walk-ins/drop-offs as much as possible.
          • Utilize support staff to the full extent of their job description allowed by the Colorado Veterinary Practice Act; we intensely focus on technician-led appointments to increase efficiency.
          • Supervising the COHAT process by being available to support the veterinary team in recognition of oral disease processes & formulating a treatment plan as necessary.
          • Approving and performing euthanasia on old, terminally ill, or dangerous animals.
          • Ensuring compliance with veterinary ethics and relevant statutes, policies, and procedures.
          • Maintaining patients’ medical records using the SOAP medical record format.
          • Be available to consult with the clinic about your patients when out of the hospital if necessary.
          • Other duties as assigned.

          Type of Education and Experience Needed:

          • DVM from Accredited US Veterinary School
          • Must be currently Licensed or have the ability to obtain CO DVM License & DEA, before working
          • Five-plus years in veterinary practice is preferred.
          • Candidates with entrepreneurial aspirations in future ownership or partnership preferred.
          • Strong desire for advanced surgery skills preferred.

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