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Posting NumberS03336PWorking TitleREGISTERED VETERINARY TECHDepartmentVet Med VTH Large Animal HospitalAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Floating 10 hour shifts, will work weekends and holidays

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with experiencePosting Date06/11/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date06/25/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleAnimal Care Veterinary/Animal Science Paraprofessional/ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAJob FamilyAnimal CareFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Completion of Veterinary Technology program and passing VTNE with ability to be licensed in the state of Georgia within 6 months of hire date.

Position Summary

Provide nursing care to patients in the Large Animal Teaching Hospital.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

-Experience handling large animals required.
-proficient in prioritizing and completing treatments/patient care duties in a timely fashion.
-Knowledge of commonly used medications and their appropriate routes of administration/doses.
-Proficient and comfortable performing independently and instructing students in the following: physical exam; IV catheter placement/use/management; Nasogastric intubation/accurately checking for reflux/administering enteral fluids; IM/SQ/PO medication administration; IV fluid administration/set-up/calculation of rate/CRI/refluxing vs. fluids/PPN.

Physical Demands

-Lift and carry up to 75 pounds.
-Sit, stand, stoop, bend and walk intermittently during the day on hard floor surfaces.
-Dealing with stressful situations.
-Manual dexterity sufficient to accurately work with small, delicate pieces of equipment or large heavy objects/containers/machinery.
-Wearing all protective gear including mask, gloves, gown, hairnet, safety goggles etc.
-Work for long periods of time with arms extended.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment.Does this position have financial responsibilities?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Patient care management and treatments. Collection of blood, urine by expression, cystocentesis or catheterization. Collection and preparation of tissue, cellular, or microbiological samples by skin scraping, impressions. Routine laboratory test procedures. Radiology including settings, positioning, processing, and safety. Intravenous and arterial catheterization. Administration and application of treatments, drugs, fluids, medications and immunological agents by oral, parenteral and injectable routes. Medical record keeping. Oversee patient management by Veterinary Assistants.

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Introduction and maintenance of anesthesia. Placement of intra-nasal and intra-gastric tubes. Dental procedures, euthanasia, surgical assistance, resuscitative procedures. Application of splints and slings. Application of appropriate wound dressings and external supportive care in severe wound and burn cases.

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Ensuring the proper charges for cases, as well as submitting and checking lab work and imaging results through the Hospital computer system.

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Able to professionally communicate with the doctors and students concerning the affected work flow, time limitations and patient status.

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Reading and understanding patient records, and having knowledge of medical condition processes.

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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a registered/licensed Veterinary Technician?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 6/13/2019
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