Surgery/Anesthesia Veterinary Technician

Natick, MA
Full Time
Mid Level

Boston West Veterinary Emergency and Specialty is in search of an experienced Veterinary Technician to join our cutting-edge orthopedic surgery service located in Natick, MA.

Our newly established orthopedic surgery center is the first of its kind in Massachusetts, aiming to be a "Center of Excellence" in orthopedics, delivering personalized, high-quality care to our patients. We are seeking a dedicated Veterinary Technician who is eager to be part of revolutionizing the industry and implementing a new model in our region. This unique opportunity offers the chance to learn and grow within the subspecialty of Veterinary Orthopedics, working alongside the renowned Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeon, Dr. Sean Aiken.


  • $22 - $40 pending skill leveling assessment & anesthesia knowledge
  • Candidates with a high-level anesthesia skill set are eligible for a $5k sign on bonus!
Anticipated Schedule:
  • Three- 12-hour shifts
  • Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday
  • Rotating Saturdays every 4-6 weeks.
About the Job:
As a Vet Tech in our clinic, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Oversee appointments and manage clients throughout their visit, collaborating closely with Dr. Sean Aiken and Dr. Joel Alsup.
  • Participate in patient assessment, diagnostics, treatments, and procedures alongside each surgeon.
  • Obtain and process laboratory samples, including blood, urine, free fluid, and fine needle aspirates.
  • Execute, monitor, and recover all assigned sedation and anesthetic events.
  • Assist in all operating room duties as a circulating nurse and scrub-in technician during orthopedic surgeries.
  • Provide empathy, comfort, and unparalleled nursing care to all patients, being a strong patient advocate during their hospitalization.
About You:
  • You are a confident, skilled, Veterinary Technician working in a veterinary hospital setting for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Bonus points if you are a CVT, LVT, or VTS!
  • You are proficient in anesthetic monitoring, understanding of drug dosages and calculations, and knowledge of radiographic techniques is preferred.
  • You possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills aimed at establishing long lasting, positive relationships with colleagues, clients, and the community.
  • You are able to work well independently and in a team environment, leading by example and holding oneself accountable for quality medicine and customer service.
  • You exhibit flexibility, dependability, responsibility, and possesses excellent attention to detail and time management skills
  • You understand the importance of maintaining a positive, respectful, uplifting hospital culture and genuinely love working with people who share that same value
About Us:
At Boston West, we are on a mission to advance the veterinary profession. We are a 10,000-square-foot open-concept facility equipped with digital radiology, CT, and ultrasound. Our hospital is supported by a dedicated group of technicians, client care coordinators, and a management team that values your skills, encourages critical thinking, and provides opportunities for professional growth. Your contribution to patient care and case management is highly valued, and we support your journey toward specialty certification.
Our hospital features an in-network compounding pharmacy and clinical pathology laboratory. Specialists have the opportunity to engage in the Clinical Trial Initiative for Ethos, Ethos Discovery, and access our comprehensive online library of veterinary journals.

Full-time Benefits Include:
  • Substantial CE Allowance
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • RECOVER Training
  • Medical (optional 100% employer-paid plan available)
  • Dental & Vision
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k with employer match
  • Employee Pet Discount
  • One-time VTNE Reimbursement

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NVA Compassion-First is now Ethos Veterinary Health
We are excited to announce Ethos Veterinary Health as our new name. Ethos is the new, industry-leading community of legacy Ethos Veterinary Health, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, SAGE Veterinary Centers, and legacy NVA Specialty and Emergency hospitals. This powerful new community brings together a dynamic network of ~145 hospitals, an unmatched team of experts, cutting-edge technology, and an unwavering commitment to the advancement of the animal health profession and better patient outcomes.
Our commitments to the industry, the profession, our teammates, and our patients, will not change, and in fact will be stronger than ever, as we forge new ground as this new dynamic community.
Ethos Veterinary Health offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees.  The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process.  For positions based in Colorado, Ethos Veterinary Health provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.  
Ethos Veterinary Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.


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