Veterinary Technician Clinical

Job description

Perform clinical rounds, administer treatments and perform tasks as directed by veterinarians. Provide surgical support, post-operative care and research support as needed. Restrain, bleed, administer medication, analgesia, anesthesia and euthanasia of all animal species. Participate weekend and holiday on-call duty rotation of Clinical Vet Techs; maintain a tracking database(s) of all medical cases and treatment. Assist in maintaining medical and surgical records of all species. Enter diagnostic lab results into relevant medical records and databases as needed. Assist in maintaining quality control and controlled drug records. Oversee environmental enrichment programs; Maintain clinical areas and supplies inventory. Assist in sentinel program. Perform blood, urine and fecal testing. Assist with diagnostic tools including MRI, ultrasound, radiology, necropsies of all animal species. Provide technique and informational training to researchers and animal care staff. Write/review SOPs. Other duties as assigned; Improve knowledge of laboratory animal science by reading professional publications, participating in AALAS and preparing for certification exams, presenting a positive role model for co-workers, assisting investigators and promoting the health and welfare of laboratory animal science; Provide daily care of laboratory animals and other duties as assigned.

Job Title
Veterinary Technician Clinical

Requisition Number

Working Title
Vet Tech

Department Name
40832:Laboratory Animal Resources

Work Location

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


LVT-Licensed Veterinary Technician for Kentucky.

Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 lbs.


Monday - Friday 7:30 - 4:30; Holiday rotation, on-call and some weekends possible.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Associate's Degree

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a current license in the state of Kentucky as a Veterinary Technician (LVT) or eligible to obtain license by date of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter





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Job No:
Posted: 12/14/2018
Application Due: 2/12/2019
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