Emergency Veterinary Technician Manager, RVT

Veterinary Technician Fort Collins, Colorado


Position at Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency Hospital

Emergency Veterinary Technician Manager (RVT/CVT)  
Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency and Rehabilitation Hospital  
Fort Collins, CO  
More than a word, care is present in everything you do. At Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency 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 Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency, you’ll feel the warmth and openness of a small clinic, while having the opportunity and support of a united network.    
Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency invest heavily in our teams' growth and development.  We provide an emotionally intelligent work environment and strive to maintain a positive work/life balance.  
Provide your best care with more bridges and less barriers.   
Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency is looking to add a full-time Credentialed Veterinary Technician Manager to their team!   
As a Veterinary Technician Manager, you’ll play an important role in pets lives by providing care for our precious patients. We are a 24/7/365 hospital and the technician manager is expected to be familiar with workflow on all shifts, and will regularly work a mix of clinical and admin hours making up a 40-hour work week  
Role Responsibilities:  
  • Providing top-notch nursing care as a Veterinary Technician on the floor in our Emergency Department
  • Maintaining a positive work environment 
  • Managing the technician and assistant team 
  • Following and enforcing Standard Operating Procedures
  • Creating and maintaining the technician and assistant work schedules 
  • Leading monthly clinical meetings 
  • Reviewing staff time sheets 
  • Overseeing the Inventory Manager role (filled by another team member) 
  • Overseeing the Training Lead role (filled by another team member) 
  • Recruiting, hiring, and onboarding of employees in collaboration with the PM 
  • Staff evaluations and progressive discipline as needed 
  • Represent and advocate for the technical team at leadership meetings 
  • Other leadership duties as assigned 
Experience & Skills Requirements:    
  • Required an active LVT/RVT or CVT
  • Has a minimum of 5 years of clinical veterinary technician experience with direct patient care
  • Has experience in Emergency and Critical Care or Specialty medicine (a plus!)
  • Has supervisory/leadership experience
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Superior technical skills
  • Familiar with common disease processes that present to emergency service with an understanding of treatments and medications associated with their care.
  • Strong medical math skills. (Including being able to calculate fluid rate, common CRI’s and multimodal drug infusion.)
  • Able to obtain Blood pressure, ECG, Sp02, and ETC02 and integrate clinical signs with disease processes to assist doctors in early and appropriate intervention of patient care.
  • Comfortable utilizing digital radiography machines to acquire images using proper technique and positioning.
  • Prepare animals and instruments for surgery
  • Provide surgical assistance and post-operative care
  • Administer medications, and treatments prescribed by a veterinarian
  • Possesses a positive work attitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Is committed to a stress-free environment for our patients
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
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
  • 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
  • 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 an hourly pay rate starting at $26-$30/ hour. 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.