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    Certified Veterinary Technicians and assistants

    Job description:Equine veterinary technician/assistants full time and part time positions

    Description of Job duties:

    The veterinary technician plays an integral role in client education, assisting with diagnostic procedures and imaging, performing treatments on ambulatory and hospitalized patients. Daily activities include assisting veterinarians during appointments, preparing medications for patients, invoice preparation, client communications, and reviewing doctor recommendations and medications with clients. The candidate will work under supervision of the professional staff and assist with the instruction veterinary and technician students and less experienced technicians in many service areas within our hospital. We are a team-oriented practice, looking for someone who can portray themselves professionally, plays well with others, and is a good communicator. This position requires experience working with horses. Candidate should feel very comfortable holding, moving around safely, and reacting appropriately with horses

    A well-qualified candidate would have experience in all or most of these responsibilities:


    Provides clinical support to staff and intern veterinarians in the delivery of primary care, Follow Hospital Bio-Security procedures and protocols. Additionally performing specialized procedures relevant to critical care of large animal patients; including placement of catheters and IV or IM or SQ medications. Also provides additional necessary care of equine and ruminant patients
    Formulates and prepares daily rations to meet dietary needs of hospitalized patients as directed by the professional staff.
    Performs or assists in inpatient medical evaluation. Administers medications collect, prepares, and submits clinical pathology samples, captures and inputs fees for materials and services. Surgical nursing duties to include: work and act as a surgical nurse during emergency procedures; assist with anesthetic inductions and proper preparation of patients for surgery; prepare all directed that are needed for surgery; complete and record and enter charges as instructed; ensures that the surgical suite is set up properly for surgery procedures; ensures that surgical suites are properly cleaned after surgery
    Also, clean and prepare surgical instruments for sterilization; operate steam sterilizers, ultrasonic cleaner, instrument washer, and other mechanical, electronic, and surgical equipment.
    Once trained, independently set up, maintains and ensures proper storage of specialized diagnostic equipment such as our autoclave, endoscope, ultrasound, DR radiology, shock wave, IRAP A2M, and PRP processing equipment. Provide administrative support by maintaining a supply inventory and supervising and replenishing stock within assigned areas, performs maintenance service checks and minor repairs to assigned equipment, maintains a clean/sanitary and functionally organized clinical service areas. Notification of any equipment not operating appropriately or facility in need of repair to Dr Maker is the responsibility of all staff.
    Periodic assistant with the management of after-hours admissions and discharges, visitor policies and emergency call-ins. Expected Salary:

    $16- $23 per hour, commensurate with education, certification status and the number weekly scheduled hours and clinical experience.

    Minimum Requirements:

    High school diploma or equivalent and at-least two years of experience loading, unloading, restraining, handling and treating horses  

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Must be capable of easily lifting at least 35-50  pounds on a regular basis.
    Must possess the ability to maintain effective working relationships with clinicians, coworkers, students, and clients.
    Graduation from an accredited American Veterinary Medical Association program for veterinary technology and/or meet requirements for certification in the state of Colorado; or a minimum of two years of practical horse ranch experience or in an ambulatory and/or hospital veterinary environment. Practical experience in private practice a plus.
    Basic computing skills in word processing and spreadsheets are required. Basic computing skills including the ability to successfully master the hospital information system using Microsoft word, outlook and Avimark
    knowledge and ability to perform math calculations for fluids rates, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs as instructed. A working knowledge on the use of automated lab equipment is a plus.   

    Instructions to Applicants:

    Applications must include 1) a cover letter detailing interest and relevant skills as well as a 2) resume to be considered. Send materials to [email protected]




  • Becky C
    Technician-Lead CVT

    Becky joined Alpine Animal/Equine Hospital as a large animal tech in 2001. She is a native of Colorado. She is a 1999 graduate from Colorado Mountain College’s CVT program and now works  as a large animal technician and manages the office behind the scenes. Becky loves horses, being in the outdoors and traveling with her husband and 2 toddlers. She has a healer named Grommit.

  • Sonia M
    Equine veterinary Assistant

    Sonia joined the Alpine Equine Hospital team in May 2020. Her love of biology and animals were nurtured at a young age by a menagerie of pets and wildlife rescues.  Her desire to work with animals led her to CSU where she earned a degree in Wildlife Biology.  Sonia’s life experiences and previous work provided her with a background in the field of animal care. She feels lucky to share her love of horses while assisting the AEH team in providing preventative care, as well as emergency services. Sonia enjoys developing meaningful relationships with the team, our clients and our patients because she believes good connections and communication helps impact the level of care we are able to provide. 


    Outside of the AEH clinic, Sonia enjoys living her best life by spending time with her dog, horses, and barn kitty.  As a longtime local she has ties to the ranching community and is always ready to lend a hand to friends and neighbors as she enjoys working cattle, especially from the back of one of her horses.  Additionally, she loves working around her late 1800’s homestead and recreating outdoors by engaging in any activity that keeps her moving.  During the winter you’d be hard pressed to find her having any “free” time as she works a second job as an adaptive (disabled) snowsports instructor.

  • Hannah R
    Equine Veterinary Assistant

    Coming soon!

  • Sarah R

    I was lucky enough to be born and raised working on a cattle ranch in Glade Park, CO. I’ve always known I was meant to work with animals. When I was four years old, I helped raised a litter of puppies that our neighbor had. I’d like to think that was the thing that hooked me. I’ve been working as a veterinary technician since I was 16 years old. Starting out my career at a exotic animal clinic, then moved to a large animal clinic, and eventually a mixed practice were we treated any animal to walk through the doors. Big, small, fuzzy, with scales, feathers, talons, or antlers. Regardless of the animal, I’m always intrigued by learning all I can and helping out with any critter I cross paths with. 

    My husband Matt and I have two very wonderful crazy boys that keep us busy. We are new to the area, and very excited to join the community and beautiful scenery. We love to be outside every chance we get, and what a wonderful area for that. 

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