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VCA Animal Hospitals Oncology Technician RVT $1,500 Sign-On Bonus in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Over the past 40 years AAHA-Accredited, VCA Highlands Ranch Animal Specialty and Emergency Center, has been providing professional and compassionate care to pets in the Denver, Littleton, Centennial, Englewood, Castle Pines, Parker, and Castle Rock areas. We are a well-supported, 24-hour Emergency and Specialty hospital that has a rapidly increasing caseload that supports further coverage.

We are seeking a Registered Veterinary Technician with a minimum of 1 year experience specifically in an oncology department. Hourly rate starts between $21-$27 per hour, and is negotiable based on your experience in the veterinary industry. We offer a schedule of 4 10hr shifts with regular 3-day weekends.

THIS POSITION IS ELIGABLE FOR A $1,500 SIGN-ON BONUS to be paid in 3 increments: upon hire, at 60 days, and at 90 days.

As a member of the Oncology Department at VCA Highlands Ranch, you will assist the Doctor and technician team in providing the maximum level of care to both scheduled consultations and non-critical emergencies, transfers from our referring veterinarians, internal specialty services, and post-operative patients from our surgery department. We work on a wide variety of cases on canine and feline patients, and in our ICU ward the most critical patients receive top notch intensive care using advanced techniques and specialized equipment.

Technicians will utilize an array of advanced skills including, but not limited to:

  • Collecting detailed patient histories at check in for oncology consults

  • Performing patient assessments and physical examinations

  • Providing timely treatment to outpatients

  • Performing laboratory work and diagnostic imagining

  • Venipuncture/catheter placement

  • Knowledge and experience with chemotherapy drugs and safety protocols

  • Safe animal restraint and handling

  • Strong multi-tasking skills

  • Pharmacy

  • Surgical preparation and assisting

  • Effective verbal, listening, and communication skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members of all hospital services

As a member of the VCA family, eligible full-time employees will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:

Health & Wellness

  • An innovative, new department focused on associate health and wellbeing, with programs such as company sponsored Headspace app subscriptions, Vault financial wellness tools, and access to additional mental health resources

  • 401k retirement savings plan, with matching contributions of 25% of the first 4% of your eligible compensation

  • Health, dental, vision insurance with HSA/FSA plan options

  • Infertility benefits and paid maternity and paternity leave

  • Paid vacation and sick leave

  • Flexible scheduling for work/life balance

Professional Development

  • Continuing Education Allowance and Paid Continuing Education Days: RVT - $750/year, VTS - $1000/year

  • WOOF University, offering abundance of FREE CE’s for Doctors and Staff

  • Career development scholarship and reimbursement opportunities

  • Opportunities to mentor with one of the largest providers of private practice Internships and Residencies in the U.S.

  • Opportunities to participate in a robust clinical studies program

Additional Benefits

  • Up to 100% Pet Care Discount for your own pets

  • Uniforms provided

  • 100% paid life insurance

  • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage options

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • The option to bring your pet to work with you

  • 100% paid short-term disability insurance

  • Access to a collaborative network of 6,000 doctors, including more than 600 specialists

The hourly rate for this position is $21 - $27 per hour and is negotiable based on a candidate's experience, credentials, skillset, education, schedule and other factors.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $21.00 - $27.00 per hour


  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Employee discount

  • Flexible schedule

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Parental leave

  • Professional development assistance

  • Vision insurance

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Highlands Ranch, CO 80126: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Veterinary experience: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person

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Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)

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