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BluePearl Veterinary Technician - Internal Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa

Veterinary Technician - Internal Medicine

Des Moines


Vet Technician

Opening Statement

Des Moines BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital is hiring!


BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital in Des Moines, IA is seeking a motivated and skilled Veterinary Technician for our growing Internal Medicine department. If you enjoy solving puzzling cases and helping manage chronic diseases, this position may be the perfect for you!

This is a full-time position, schedule is typically Monday through Thursday, 1st shift.

Our Internal Medicine Veterinary Technicians function as liaisons between our internists and our clients regarding patient histories, care instructions, lab results, patient updates, and other topics as requested by the doctors. Additional responsibilities will include assisting with endoscopic and ultrasound procedures, filling prescriptions, taking radiographs, and obtaining lab samples. Strong anesthesia and phlebotomy skills required.

As an Internal Medicine Veterinary Technician you will:

  • Set up constant rate infusions (CRI).

  • Calculate all medical math.

  • Induce, monitor and recover anesthesia

  • Perform phlebotomy and place intravenous catheters in all peripheral veins.

  • Administer medications via appropriate routes and duration.

  • Set up and assist with ultrasound and radiology procedures.

  • Set up and assist with endoscopic procedures (GI, nasal, urinary, airway). Clean and maintain equipment following procedure.

  • Discharge Internal Medicine patients from the hospital, including basic client education such as insulin injection, SQ fluid and feeding tube demonstrations.

  • Set up and assist with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures which may include:

  • Joint Taps

  • Body cavity centesis (thoracocentesis, pericardiocentesis, abdominocentesis)

  • Bone marrow biopsy and aspirates

  • Needle aspirates

  • Laparoscopic or ultrasound guided biopsies

If you have experience in the veterinary field along with a great attitude and a strong drive to succeed and build your career in specialty medicine, then don't miss out and apply today!

Why BluePearl?

  • Our passion is pets. We offer Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food.

  • 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.