Surgical/Anesthesia Technician

Full Time Mountain View Veterinary Surgery
  • Colorado Springs, colorado View on Map
  • Post Date: January 4, 2023
  • Salary: $21.00 - $25.00 / Hourly
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Job Detail

  • Position Technician
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Practice Specialty/Referral
  • Qualifications Graduate (CVT, RVT, LVT)

Job Description

What you will do

  • Supports animal operations by assembling required supplies and instruments; setting-up surgery table instruments; restraining animals; completing local/regional anesthesia; operating and monitoring anesthetic machines; hooking-up ECG monitors; preparing surgical site; placing catheters; obtaining blood gases; cleaning-up post-surgical site; maintaining sterile conditions; obtaining and verifying medications.
  • Supports animal examinations by assembling required supplies and instruments; securing and bringing animals to examination room; restraining animals; providing assistance as needed; explaining animal’s status to owner.
  • Determines animal care requirements by conducting examinations; interviewing owners; reviewing care plans and records; completing laboratory tests and studies and diagnostic imaging.
  • Cares for animals by taking vital signs; collecting samples; administering medications and drugs; bandaging and wrapping wounds.
  • Maintains animal care records by documenting animal conditions, reactions, and changes; updating database.
  • Maintains animals by feeding and watering animals; cleaning animals’ rooms, cages, and equipment; changing cages; observing for clinical signs of disease.
  • Maintains safe, secure, healthy and humane environment by sterilizing and wrapping instruments; sanitizing and disinfecting holding and operating areas; storing sterile supplies; verifying shelf life; following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
  • Ensures animal care equipment operation by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturers’ instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Keeps animal care supplies ready by checking stock; anticipating needs; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt; stocking items.
  • Improves animal care job knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to animal care and veterinary practice success by welcoming related, different, and new requests; helping others accomplish job results.


  • This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
  • 2 years or more Veterinary Medicine, and
  • 2 years or more veterinary surgical scrub and anesthesia experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills with clients as well as communicating efficiently with team members.
  • Can remain calm and efficient during a medical crisis.
  • Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 40 pounds without assistance and objects weighing more than 40 pounds with assistance.
  • Ability to work energetically for the entire shift, sometimes exceeding 10 hours per day.
  • Must be able to withstand unpleasant odors and noises.
  • Certified Veterinary Technician preferred.


Medical insurance, Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Employee discount, Life insurance, Paid time off, Vision insurance, CE and Scrub Allowance

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