Veterinary Assistant

Assistants | Arvada, CO


   Seeking an independent, compassionate Vet Assistant to join our team!

Why Indian Tree Animal Hospital in Arvada, CO?
We’re focused on making sure our hospital has the right tools to allow our doctor and medical staff the ability to provide excellent service and care.In addition to diagnostic and preventative services, our hospital is equipped with digital radiography, digital dental radiography, in-house labs, CO2 laser, cold laser therapy, ultrasound. We also offer acupuncture, orthopedic surgery, and echocardiogram services (through specialists).


Our team wants you to know...

"I work with an amazing crew from Doctors to technicians to CCR’s. Not only do they bring a smile to my face, they help make my job so much easier and bring a fun aspect to my otherwise serious side. I also enjoy interacting with our clients and sharing in all their sorrows and joys. Though this is a very emotional career filled with many, many stressors, I can’t imagine doing anything else!"

Our Commitment to Diversity:

We are dedicated to establishing a culture that celebrates all forms of diversity and allows us to be an inclusive service provider in this community.

Who are we looking for?

Applicants must have a strong work ethic, a positive personality, be able to multi-task efficiently in a fast-paced environment, can work in harmony with a team, possess a well-rounded technical skill-set, and have a passion for delivering exceptional care to patients as well as clients. The work in this position can be repetitive and requires significant attention to detail; the specifics of this position are critical. Surgery days require the ability to stand for a full shift.


  • Assisting Veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians as needed on surgery days and consultation days
  • Cleaning and sterilizing instruments
  • Pack and autoclave instruments
  • Ensure that packs contain the proper number and type of instruments and that they are accurately labeled
  • Clean operating rooms after use
  • Clean surgical prep and recovery areas
  • Wash, sterilize, and store surgical equipment
  • Dispose of used needles and other sharp objects as set forth by the practice's policy and OSHA standards
  • Hold/restrain patients for blood draws and  pre-op workups
  • Clean and prepare exam rooms for patients
  • Handling and restraining pets for exams and procedures.
  • Assist in taking x-rays with other team members. 
  • Monitor, collect, and package urine and fecal samples as needed.
  • Monitor, record, and report physical signs of hospitalized/boarded pets.
  • Responsible for cleaning/maintenance of the hospital.
  • Care of hospitalized/boarded pets as needed.
  • Preparation of a prescription drug, other than a controlled substance, for dispensing.


  • Competitive salary of $18-$20 dependent on experience 
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug benefits for you and eligible dependents
  • Paid time off for full-time employees
  • 401(k) plan
  • Continuing education allowance for licensed technicians
  • Guardian voluntary benefits