Exotics Technician

Lakewood, CO


  • Preferred: Active CO state CVT license
  • Preferred: College AS/BS/BA
  • Experience: Minimum 2 years experience required*


We are looking for a Veterinary Technician to join our ER/UC department. Come work at a hospital that is focused on patient care, communication, and education! EVS is a privately owned specialty and emergency hospital with Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Exotics, Surgery, and Radiology. An ideal candidate will have a focus on gold-standard medicine and patient care, the technical skills to facilitate them, experience working with exotic companion animals, and the desire to learn and grow within their practice. The Veterinary Tech will be responsible for in-hospital patient care, triage, and outpatient ER care responsibilities with a focus on exotic species. We also encourage and support specialty certificates and VTS certifications.



  • Greet clients, obtain patient's current body weight, reason for visit and brief history. 
  • Triaging incoming patients and managing clients throughout their visit
  • Partnering with DVM’s in patient assessment, diagnostics, treatments, and procedures
  • Obtaining and processing laboratory samples such as blood, urine, free fluid, and fine needle aspirates.
  • Have knowledge of basic husbandry for various species of zoological companion animals
  • Perform and assist with all aspects of animal restraint for exams and procedures on various species of ZCA.
  • Perform all types of restraint, venipuncture on ZCA for all types of blood work. Administer SQ fluids, medications, etc. per doctors’ orders.
  • Place and monitor IV catheters and assist with surgical equipment monitoring (anesthesia, ventilator, fluid pump, etc.)
  • Monitoring of patients behavior and condition over time in hospital and alerting doctors and other technicians to significant changes
  • Documenting of medications, procedures and administering treatments of patients while hospitalized
  • Complete estimates, basic record keeping, and update patient charges
  • Other duties as needed


  • Comfort and interest working with exotic species such as snakes, lizards, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, ferrets, and turtles.
  • Commitment to doing the best job possible at all times and under all circumstances
  • Confidence in working independently and making appropriate, informed decisions
  • Prioritization of safety and care in the operation of all equipment and handling of all patients
  • Adaptability to new environments, situations, practices, and challenges
  • Excellent communication to clients, teammates, supervisors, subordinates, and any other hospital staff. 
  • Enthusiasm for knowledge, innovation, learning, and growth in all aspects on the job
  • Dedication to the EVS company values of gold standard medicine, respect, integrity, and a team oriented approach


  • Matching 401(k)
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • PTO 
  • Employee Pet Insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tuition/CE reimbursement
  • Uniform reimbursement

SCHEDULING: A regular, Full time employee of Evolution Veterinary Specialists, Inc, will be expected to work an average/minimum 36 hours/week. Hours typically vary and include holidays, weekends, swing shifts, overnights, and on-call as necessary to fill the needs of the hospital. A typical starting schedule (subject to change) would be 4 x 10 hour shifts weekly with 4 on-call shifts per month.

Employment Status: Full-Time

Supervisory Role: No

$19.00 - $29.00
Comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, dental, and pet insurance, PTO, paid CE and holidays, and 401K with matching. We also promote and support CE and VTS certifications.