Veterinary Technician

Golden, CO

Who We Are

As an open admissions shelter, we are committed to being here for families and their pets in Jefferson County, Colorado. We identify as a socially conscious shelter, caring for almost 8,000 dogs, cats, and small animals every year with a compassionate team of staff and volunteers who are committed to the physical and emotional wellbeing of every pet we serve.

What You Bring

  • You are a compassionate caregiver who is committed to both the emotional and physical wellbeing of your patients.
  • You are comfortable and efficient in a high-volume surgical environment, bringing strong skills in venipuncture, intubation, catheter placement, and anesthesia administration and monitoring.
  • You think clearly under pressure and respond swiftly and effectively in an emergency.
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge and experience with new assistants, technicians, and volunteers, and you help them feel welcome and supported.
  • You recognize the significance of the human-animal bond, and you are proud to support the formation and continuation of these powerful relationships.

What We Offer

  • Let’s start with the obvious: we offer truly meaningful work that positively impacts the lives of thousands of animals each year.
  • You will work with a team of veterinary and behavior support professionals who work hard, care deeply, and are 100% dedicated to the well-being of our shelter animals.
  • We strive for a healthy work-life balance, offering a compressed work week (four 10-hour shifts) and generous time off benefits to support your Colorado lifestyle.
  • We offer a full spectrum of employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, and a retirement plan with 3% employer match and immediate vesting. Currently, two of our medical plans and our dental and vision plans are offered at no cost for employee-only coverage.
$20.00 - $26.00 per hour, depending on certification and experience
Foothills Animal Shelter offers a competitive total compensation package. Employees become eligible for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long term disability, and an array of supplemental benefits after 60 days of employment. Foothills offers coverage of the premiums for medical plans, dental, vision, and long-term disability. Employees earn sick and vacation time each pay period, plus six recognized holidays. After six months of employment, employees are eligible for a 401K retirement plan that FAS will match up to 3%. CVTs are also eligible for employee reimbursement for continuing education expenses. Foothills Animal Shelter is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer.