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BluePearl Veterinary Assistant - Emergency in Lafayette, Colorado

Veterinary Assistant - Emergency



Vet Technician

Opening Statement

Boulder Road Veterinary Specialists is hiring!


Are you interested in working in a fun and fast-paced specialty hospital? Would you like the opportunity to further your career with a team that supports each other? Boulder Road Veterinary Specialists, a new addition to the BluePearl family, is a fast-growing, 24/7 11,000 sq. ft. hospital in Lafayette, Colorado looking for you!

We are looking for ICU, patient care, and triage veterinary assistants to work full-time or part-time with our Emergency and Critical Care department. We are hiring for swing, weekend, and overnight shifts. Come work at a hospital where you can gain experience, have fun, and make a difference!

Major Duties

  • Triage phone calls, appointments, or walk-ins, as necessary. Reviewing medical records as necessary to assist in those triages

  • Perform appropriate patient restraint for examinations and procedures

  • Understand most major illnesses and the appropriate treatment

  • Acquire, prepare, and ship laboratory specimens (Heska in-house, Antech outside lab, other labs as requested) along with running automated CBCs, preparation of blood films to perform manual differentials and platelet counts, running various chemistries, Coag tests, and collect, evaluate, and report urinalysis results.

  • Admitting and discharging patients, client communication and education, answering phone calls, and scheduling appointments

  • Cleaning, stocking, general organization, and maintenance of ICU/Isolation equipment and supplies

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to appropriately handle, lift and restrain animals (dogs, cats) and stand for long periods of time.

  • Ability to communicate well with other technicians and doctors regarding the needs of the patients

  • Have basic organizational and computer skills

  • Preferred: One year of recent experience in veterinary practice with increasing responsibilities.

Veterinary Assistant Pay - $15.00 - $17.00 per hour depending on experience.

Shift Differential: We offer a shift differential to all hourly associates who work at least four hours within a specific timeframe:

Monday-Friday (Weekday Night), eligible hours are 6:00 pm to 8:00 am

Saturday and Sunday (Weekend Day), eligible hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday (Weekend Night), eligible hours are 6:00 pm to 8:00 am

Weekday night and weekend day shift differential is $2.50/hr.

Weekend night shift differential is $4.00/hr.

Why BluePearl?

  • Our passion is pets. We offer Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food.

  • We encourage you to grow with us. Our technicians are leveled by their skillset and move up in level as they gain more skills and experience. We are focused on developing our associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops. As a member of Mars Veterinary Health, our associates have endless opportunities to advance in their career.

  • Our Continuing Education Plan includes $500/year reimbursement for CVT and $750/year for VTS. The Continuing Education allowance can roll over up to $1500 for CVT/VTS. Non-Credentialed, full-time Paraprofessionals are eligible for an annual CE stipend of $150. Full-time CVT associates also receive 8 hours of CE paid hours each year. Full-time VTS associates receive 12 hours of CE paid each year. Paid CE hours can be carried over year to year up to a maximum of 24 hours. Newly hired associates will receive a pro-rated amount of any CE benefit for which they are eligible.

  • We have a regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment.

We value your health and well-being. As a full-time associate, you will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • NEW company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • NEW Parental Leave Benefits

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance options

  • Paid Time Off and Floating Holiday Plans

  • Health Savings Account

  • Flexible Savings Account

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Annual Scrub Allowance: full-time associates receive $200/year in BluePearl store credit.

  • Referral Bonus Program

  • State licensure reimbursements

  • VTNE reimbursements

  • Additional VTS benefits – pursuing & established VTS technicians.

We promote a family-like culture in our hospitals. We are all in this together. We believe in working together to lead the industry by enriching lives through remarkable care for pets.

BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.