Emergency Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician Fort Collins, Colorado


Position at Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency Hospital

Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency and Rehabilitation Center is now hiring relief Emergency Veterinary Technicians to join our Amazing Emergency team!

More than a word, care is present in everything you do. At Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency and Rehabilitation Center, we take action to empower your best care for pets, their families, and yourself.

We are a community of 400 clinics forming an extraordinary network of unparalleled resources and people. Through outstanding learning and career options, comprehensive benefits, and abundant support, you’ll be nurtured and appreciated for who you are and what you bring to the table. We come together in both the joys and heartaches of our profession to lift each other up through laughter and empathy.

And, we have plenty of fun along the way!

Who we are

At Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency and Rehabilitation Center, you’ll feel the warmth and openness of a small clinic, while having the opportunity and support of a united network.

Provide your best care with more bridges and less barriers.

Our Emergency Veterinary Technicians are responsible for the care and treatment of unstable and or critically ill patients, triaging emergency patients, monitoring hospitalized patients, performing patient laboratory tests, treatments and nursing care, admitting and discharging patients, client communication and education, and basic reception duties. 


Role Responsibilities:

● Support veterinarians to ensure quality veterinary care, advocate for pets, and educate clients.

● With each hospital function, assist veterinarians and the medical team to maximize productivity and maintain positive patient flow.

● Assist with surgeries and procedures in accordance with your state's Veterinary Practice Act outlined for credentialed veterinary technicians.

● Communicate with clients about individualized pet health concerns and offer guidance on Thrive Membership options, medications, and additional treatments.

● Assist in maintaining relevant, comprehensive medical records with the support of practice systems.

● Obtain relevant health history and information from clients and maintain medical charts.

● Use safe restraining techniques, follow standard protocols, and sustain clean, sterile, organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs.

● Be willing to guide, mentor, and support fellow team members.

Experience & Skills Requirements:

  • Proficient in venipuncture, IVC placement
  • Basic drug calculations and administration
  • Anesthesia monitoring/ troubleshooting
  • Cytology and laboratory knowledge
  • Understanding of patient triage and CPR


  • Our ideal candidate:

    • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) wit or h 2 years experience, or an experienced non-licensed technician with at least 4 years experience in emergency medicine

    • Strong communication skills

    • Possesses exceptional customer service skills

    • Works well on a team

    • Willing to work weekends and holidays, 9 or 12 hr shifts



You’ll Grow With Us

Here, you can grow your career as best fits you through access to comprehensive learning and skillset programs. You can build your skills and earn credentials through:

● Our vast, diverse, and free library of continuing education courses - ThriveU

● Live, virtual interactive workshops to develop valuable leadership skills

● A program to designed to teach you the fundamentals of running a pet hospital

● Earn your AVMA-CVTEA Accreditation and become a Vet Tech through our fully accredited distance learning program for veterinary technicians

● Scholarship opportunities and tuition reimbursement


And, with so many locations nationwide, you can find and move into any specialty, hospital type, or environment. Join us and provide your best care at a clinic that is deeply rooted within its community and bolstered by the resources of Thrive Pet Healthcare.



Benefits – our care in action

We provide benefits spread comprehensively across your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing designed to meet your needs as a unique individual. Some key benefits include:


● Paid time off including 8-weeks of full-pay parental leave, bereavement to grieve both humans and pets, and time off for new pet adoptions

● Top quality medical, dental, and vision insurance plus health savings account and flexible spending account

● Pet perks including free exams, discounts on products and services, and more at all Thrive Pet Healthcare locations

● Generously subsidized backup and ongoing care support for children, adults, and pets

● Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions

● 401k with employer contribution and no waiting period

● Continuing education and development support through our library of free CE courses and paid time off to complete

● Scholarship opportunities and student loan support program

and so much more!

At Thrive Pet Healthcare, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and diversity of all of our team members, pet parents, and pets. We strive to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture where all team members belong and feel empowered.

Hourly Wage: $18-$25