One of the most important roles at Colorado Animal Rescue is that of Lead Veterinary Technician. Our lead vet tech is on the job 40 hours a week and oversees the medical care of our ever- changing shelter population. This includes cleaning, animal intake and daily care protocols, ordering and inventory of medical supplies, and assisting the shelter Veterinarian. This role is dynamic and challenging, while very rewarding. Our medical team recently added dental x-ray equipment, dental prophy, and is providing excellent comprehensive care to shelter pets.
In collaboration with the shelter Veterinarian, this position assists with patient preparation, surgical procedures, and exams. The Lead Vet Tech then implements and carries out treatment plans with the help of shelter staff. Communication plays a large role in this job, requiring effective communication with the shelter Vet, shelter staff, the general public, local Veterinary clinics, to ensure proper health care to animals under the protection of the shelter. In addition, the Lead Vet Tech oversees and enacts shelter protocols for disease prevention, vaccinations, sanitation, intake procedures, and daily monitoring of shelter pet health and wellbeing.
Lead Veterinary Technician is a full-time position and includes optional enrollment in group health insurance (80%/20% shared funding), vision insurance, life insurance, paid vacation time, and 4 1/2 day work week. Starting pay for this role is $20-$22/hr depending on experience.