Certified Veterinary Technician

LVT/RVT Edwards, Colorado Avon, Colorado


Position at Vail Valley Animal Hospital

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT/RVT)

Eagle-Vail/Edwards, Colorado 

More than a word, care is present in everything you do. At Vail Valley Animal Hospital, a Thrive Pet Healthcare partner, 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 Vail Valley Animal Hospital, you’ll feel the warmth and openness of a small clinic, while having the opportunity and support of a united network.  

We are a progressive multi-doctor, state-of-the-art practice that offers two convenient locations in beautiful Vail Valley, emergency and critical care services, boarding, general small animal practice, and specialist diagnostics and procedures on site. Our compassionate, enthusiastic and dedicated team create an excellent work environment and a consistent experience for our clients on a daily basis.  

Provide your best care with more bridges and less barriers. 

Vail Valley Animal Hospital is looking for a Veterinary Technician (CVT) to join us as part of the Thrive Pet Healthcare community. 

As a Veterinary Technician (CVT) you’ll play an important role in pets’ lives by providing care for our precious patients. Your life-changing work will range from the hands-on care of facilitating outpatient treatments and performing laboratory tests, to support services including admitting and discharging patients.

 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: 

  • High school diploma or GED (required).
  • 2 years of continuous veterinary technician/assistant experience (direct animal/patient care required)
  • LVT, RVT, CVT is required (Current licensure required)
  • 3 or 4 days off!
  • Desire to practice empathetic, gold standard medicine benefiting our patients
  • Team oriented with an ability to collaborate and support each other
  • Are paw-sitive, kind and provide trustworthy communication to the patients, team members and clients.
  • Have the desire to constantly grow and advance as a veterinary technician! 

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!

Compensation negotiable based on credentials and experience with a hourly pay rate starting at $22-$28/hr. The actual rate offered will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

 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.