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BluePearl Veterinary Technician - ER Overnight in Lafayette, Colorado

BluePearl Pet Hospital in Lafayette, CO is looking for an Overnight Certified Veterinary Technician to join our fast paced emergency department!

Our practice is open for Emergency 7 days a week and cases include complex medicine, surgeries, and emergencies.

The ideal candidate’s skill level should include obtaining lab samples, placing catheters, administering SQ, IM and IV injections, and assisting in surgical procedures and emergencies. Job requirements also include restraining animals, cleaning kennels, maintaining instruments, and promoting outstanding customer service. The ideal candidate should be a positive, self-motivated, hard-working team player. Come work at a hospital where you can gain experience, have fun, and make a difference!

Veterinary Technician I (CVT) Pay: $23.35 / hour - $33.60 / hour

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

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 = $4.00 Shift Differential

  • Sat & Sun: 6pm to 8am = $5.50 Shift Differential

  • Sat & Sun: 8am to 6pm = $4.00 Shift Differential

Schedule: Overnights

As an Emergency Veterinary Technician, you will:

  • Drive excellence in patient care by exercising a high level of nursing skill.

  • Maintain a solid grasp of common veterinary medical terms and abbreviations.

  • Understand and execute treatment plans for outpatient and inpatient.

  • Obtain vitals such as temperature heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure, and collaborate with Veterinarian on abnormalities.

  • Display a desire to provide outstanding service and exceed customer expectations.

  • Perform and obtain diagnostics.

  • Know commonly-used medications and associated side effects.

  • Perform phlebotomy and place intravenous catheters.

  • Show willingness to learn aspects of triage, outpatient, and inpatient care.


  • Emergency experience preferred.

  • Experience as a Veterinary Technician required.

  • Certified/Licensed Technician required.

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 technicians 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.

  • Our Continuing Education Plan includes $500/year reimbursement for CVT and $750/year for VTS. The Continuing Education allowance can roll over up to $1,500 for CVT and VTS associates. Non-Credentialed, full-time Paraprofessionals are eligible for an annual CE stipend of $150. Full-time CVT associates also receive 8 hours of CE paid hours each year. Full-time VTS associates receive 12 hours of CE paid each year. Paid CE hours can be carried over year to year up to a maximum of 24 hours. Newly hired associates will receive a pro-rated amount of any CE benefit for which they are eligible.

  • We value your health and wellbeing. We have 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.

As a full-time associate, you will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • Parental Leave Benefits

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance options

  • Paid Time Off and Floating Holiday Plans

  • Health Savings Account

  • Flexible Savings Account

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Annual Scrub Allowance: full-time associates receive $200/year in BluePearl store credit.

  • Referral Bonus Program

  • State licensure reimbursements

  • VTNE reimbursements

  • Additional VTS benefits – pursuing & established VTS technicians.

We promote a family-like culture in our hospitals. We are all in this together. We believe in working together to lead the industry by enriching lives through remarkable care for pets.

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 affectional preference, 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 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.