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BluePearl Veterinary Technician - Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa

Veterinary Technician - Surgery

Des Moines


Vet Technician

Opening Statement

Des Moines BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hosptial is hiring!


BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital in Des Moines, IA is seeking an exceptional Veterinary Technician for a full-time position in our growing Surgery Department.

We are looking for someone that has a passion for surgery, anesthesia, and pain management. If you have been looking for a way to advance your career, make sure to check us out!

Schedule is full-time, 10 hour shifts, 4 days a week with an on-call rotation.

Our Surgery Technicians are comfortable handling sedation and basic to advanced anesthesia cases. They are capable of taking radiographs at an intermediate level. Experience in a specialty or surgical center as well as a minimum of two years' experience with administering/monitoring anesthesia is highly preferred but not required. We provide a comprehensive training program for those transitioning from general practice hospitals.

Our BluePearl Surgery Veterinary Technicians:

  • Provide nursing care to stable and critical patients according to hospital standards of care and core values

  • Perform physical exams; accurately record heart and pulse rate, capillary refill time, mucous membranes, temperature, respiratory rate and effort

  • Understand normal vital parameters and alerts doctor when abnormal

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

  • Perform in-house laboratory diagnostics

  • Set up and administer intravenous fluids

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

  • Proficiently perform phlebotomy and place intravenous catheters in all peripheral vessels

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

  • Utilize anesthetic ventilators

  • Perform basic bandaging techniques for orthopedic and soft tissue trauma or surgical patients

  • Place nasoesophageal and nasogastic feeding tubes and ensure proper placement

  • Perform local or regional anesthetic blocks of any area or region

  • Provide scrub assistance for soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries

BluePearl is the next step in your career!

Why BluePearl?

  • Our passion is pets. We offer Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food. You also have the opportunity to bring your dog to work.

  • 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 his/her career.

  • In order 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, our own BluePearl University for training, and our clinicians have access to over 2,000 medical journals.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Flexible work schedules.

  • 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.

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.