Surgery/Anesthesia Certified Veterinary Technician

West Springfield, MA
Full Time
Mid Level

Join Our Surgery Team at Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital (VESH)!

Are you a CVT passionate about anesthesia and surgical veterinary care? Do you thrive in a dynamic, supportive environment where your skills are values and growth is encouraged?

Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital (VESH) located in West Springfield, MA invites you to consider joining our dedicated Surgery team at our thriving 24/7 emergency and specialty hospital! 

About the Job:

As a Surgery/Anesthesia Tech, you'll embark on a fulfilling journey where your skills make a real difference. Here's what you can look forward to:

  • Oversee appointments and manage clients throughout their visit, collaborating closely with our board-certified specialists.
  • 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.
  • Credentialed Technician: $20 - $29 – Pending skills assessment leveling
  • Even higher for VTS!
Anticipated Schedule:
  • Three 12-hour shifts or four 10-hour shifts between M-F
What to Expect:
  • A Supportive Environment: Join a team that works like a TEAM. We foster a welcoming atmosphere where every team member feels valued, supported, and encouraged to grow. From seasoned experts to those just starting out, we believe in mentorship and collaboration.
  • Opportunities for Growth: At VESH, learning never stops. Our experienced Doctors and Technicians take pride in mentoring and guiding newer team members. You'll have the chance to expand your knowledge and refine your skills in a supportive environment.
  • Commitment to Excellence: We believe in providing nothing but the best for our patients. Our team utilizes cutting-edge equipment and techniques to deliver top-notch care, ensuring every pet receives the treatment they deserve.
About You:
  • You are a confident, skilled, and experienced CVT dedicated to outstanding client service and excellent patient care.
  • You are proficient in anesthetic monitoring, understanding of drug dosages and calculations, and knowledge of radiographic techniques is preferred.
  • It is incredibly important to our team to find the RIGHT fit. We want to find someone that shares our same goals and values, someone that is friendly, compassionate, dependable, and genuinely wants to make a difference.
  • You understand the importance of maintaining a positive, respectful, uplifting hospital culture and genuinely love working with people who share that same value.
  • You’re not afraid to jump in and get your feet wet! A diligent worker who takes initiative and contributes to the operation of the entire hospital, you will help get all the day’s duties done!
  • You are eager to continue enhancing your skill set and enjoy learning & collaborating with a team.
About Us:
We are a 24- hour, VECCS Level 2 Certified, state-of-the-art Emergency + Specialty veterinary hospital.
Like human medical specialists, VESH supports primary care veterinarians with the evaluation and treatment of pets affected by trauma, chronic issues, serious illness, or unusual disorders requiring advanced training along with providing critical & emergency pet care.

We offer a variety of specialty services including Advanced Imaging (CT), Internal Medicine, Surgery, and of course Emergency and Critical Care.

Benefits: At VESH, we believe in investing in our team's growth and development. Here's what we offer:
  • CE Allowance
  • Paid Shoe Stipend
  • Scrubs provided by VESH at no cost to the employee!
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Time
  • Shift Differential
  • Employee Pet Discount/Immediate Family Member Discount
  • 401k
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • License application and renewal reimbursement for CVTs.
Why Choose Us?
  • Variety and Challenge: Every day brings new challenges and opportunities to learn. You'll never feel stuck in a routine at VESH, where every case is unique and every patient deserves personalized care.
  • Making a Difference: Join a team where your contributions truly matter. Whether it's saving a life in an emergency situation or providing comfort to a pet in need, your work at VESH has a meaningful impact on the lives of animals and their families.
  • Professional Development: We're committed to helping you reach your full potential. From continuing education opportunities to hands-on training, we invest in your growth and development every step of the way.
For more information about our hospital, please visit

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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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