Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.
At the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Veterinary Health System, we exist to educate the next generation of veterinarians by providing exceptional veterinary care and service to the community…every day.
This work unit exists to provide a variety of support services to all Veterinary Health System (VHS) specialty and general practice medical sections including Urgent Care and Critical Care to facilitate treatments, diagnostic tests, as well as routine and emergency surgeries while instructing professional veterinary students, interns, residents, visiting veterinarians and technicians in the principles and practice of veterinary medicine. The work unit provides the highest standard of care related to assessment and treatment to the diverse patient population. The work unit supports all areas of VHS, including TMI, JFEH, ASH, livestock hospital, ERL, and the future Primary Care Clinic. More information can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc_zsPyRY-Y
Position SummaryThis series describes technical support work in the field of veterinary medicine. Positions in the series provide patient care and treatment involving the application of the technical practices of veterinary medicine.
Technical duties typically include preparing patients and operating rooms for procedures; positioning patients and assisting during surgery; administering anesthetic agents to large and small animal patients in both routine and emergency settings; performing technical aspects of diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and surgical techniques; monitoring health and treatment of assigned patients and intervening or providing emergency treatment as patient conditions warrant; providing critical care nursing; and/or providing health services through a specialized unit or program. The work often involves providing instruction and demonstration to veterinary care professionals, technicians and students; and collecting and maintaining patient, clinic, research, and program data and records.