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BluePearl Veterinary Technician in Golden Valley, Minnesota

BluePearl Pet Hospital in Golden Valley, MN, seeks a knowledgeable and skilled Veterinary Technician to join our fast-paced Emergency, ICU, and Triage departments.

  • Do you want to work in a fast-paced learning environment?

  • Are you atechnician who loves emergency cases and providing care and comfort tocriticallyill or injuredpatients?

  • Are you committed and passionate about enriching lives through remarkable care for pets?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, then we want to hear from you.

BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, the role of Veterinary Technician is an exciting, fast-paced opportunity that will allow you to utilize the skills that you have worked so hard to gain. We will also give you the chance to expand and grow your skills, all while working alongside some of the most talented veterinary professionals.

As an Emergency Veterinary Technician, you will:

  • Induce,monitorand recover anesthesia in patients and use anesthesia/monitoring equipment.

  • Triage emergency cases as they arrive at the hospital including obtaining vitals such as temperatureheart rate, respiratoryrateand blood pressure.

  • Perform digital radiography using proper technique including proper positioning of patients.

  • Assist with or perform CT, endoscopy, and ultrasonography.

  • Have a complete understanding of normal ranges of patient vital signs, including but not limited to heartand respiratory rate, temperature, blood pressure and oxygen saturation.

  • Obtain and interpret blood pressure and other vital signs and alert Veterinarian to changes and issues.

  • Identify patients at risk for arrest and initiate CPR.

  • Properly calculate medical math (including constant rate infusions) and administer medications via appropriate routes and duration.

  • Are proficient at performing phlebotomy and placing intravenous catheters in all peripheral vessels.

  • Place and maintain feeding tubes, drains, PICC line catheters, and central line catheters.

  • Have a passion for mentoring and training other co-workers.

  • Have patience and empathy to address client concerns.

  • Remain current on R.E.C.O.V.E.R (basic and advanced) CPR guidelines. ALS and BLS certification is provided at no-cost to you.

Why BluePearl?

  • Our passion is pets. We offer Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food.

  • We encourage you to grow with us. Our associates are leveled by their skillset and move up in level as they gain more skills and experience. We are focused on developing our associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops. As a member of Mars Veterinary Health, our associates have endless opportunities to advance in their career.

  • We encourage and support VTS candidates through growth opportunities and financial compensation.

  • The opportunity to collaborate with, work with, or join one of our specialty departments: Critical Care, Opthalmology, Surgery, Neurology, Internal Medicine, and Radiology.

  • To transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we understand the importance of continuous learning. We offer annual continuing education allowance, free continuing education sessions, and our own BluePearl University for training.

  • Free VETgirl Elite membership.

  • We are proud to participate local, regional, and abroad volunteer opportunities (examples include coral reef restoration, Animal Humane Society volunteer initiatives in Arizona and Hawaii).

  • Collaboration with local and online Veterinary Technician Colleges.

  • Penn Foster Scholarship reimbursement of 90% for full-time associates.

  • An active collaboration with Veterinary Colleges to offer internships, externships, and post-graduation opportunities.

  • Hospital committees that focus on associate wellbeing and plan monthly outings and events.

  • Bi-annual merit increase opportunities.

  • Competitive shift differentials.

We value your health and well-being as an associate by providing you with the following:

  • Time to reset, rewind, and reflect through our paid time off and floating holiday plans

  • A regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment.

  • Local and regional Mental Health and Wellness benefits.

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options.

  • Hinge Health membership

  • Parental leave benefits

  • Flexible work schedules

  • 401k and retirement planning

We promote a collaborative culture in our hospitals. We believe in working together to lead the industry by enriching lives through remarkable care for pets and our team.

Pay: $22.15 - $32.00 / hour

This pay band is a starting point and is dependent on experience and advancement through CareerTrax leveling system .

* Candidates with VTS credentialing are eligible for compensation commensurate with experience*

We also offer competitive shift differential pay for eligible hours worked for nights and weekends.

*Shift differentials are based on a 4-hour minimum.

For example:

  • Mon – Fri: 6pm to 8am = $3.50 Shift Differential

  • Sat & Sun: 6pm to 8am = $5.00 Shift Differential

BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.