Veterinary Technician I/Veterinary Technician II

Gainesville FL
Jul 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Veterinary Technician I/II (CARE)

Job Description:

The chief purpose of the Veterinary Technician position is to provide nursing care for hospitalized pre- and post-operative patients.

  • This position works with veterinarians, fellow technicians, assistants, and volunteers to provide patient care and administrative support in the Progressive Care Ward of the Emergency Critical Care department. 
  • This position works under direct supervision from a manager as well as supportive oversight from veterinarians and higher level technicians. 
  • The position provides basic patient care, administrative support, and student teaching as directed.
  • The successful candidate will be a motivated, well-organized, and caring individual who is knowledgeable and skillful in the nursing care of stable and critically ill animal patients.
  • This position requires a post-offer health assessment and criminal background check.
  • This position’s primary schedule is Monday - Thursday, 10pm - 8am, and some holidays.
Advertised Salary:

Starting salary is $11.00 to $15.00 per hour; commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Veterinary Technician I:

High school diploma or equivalent and two years of veterinary experience or one year of veterinary experience and currently enrolled in a veterinary technician program or a graduate of a veterinary technician program.

Veterinary Technician II:

Credentialed veterinary technician and four years of veterinary experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary technology program and/or certified veterinary technician
  • Knowledge of animal care and nursing, especially critical care
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and terminology
  • Knowledge of the equipment and materials used and their availability and applications
  • Ability to maintain an effective working environment while in stressful situations
  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees of various levels and responsibilities
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with clinicians, coworkers, students, and clients
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude at work
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism from senior staff and clinicians willingly
  • Ability to lift a minimum of fifty pounds
  • Ability to bend, kneel, pull, push, twist, and stand for extended periods
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

This is a CARE position offering limited benefits, including health insurance and paid time off.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Health Assessment Required: Yes