Registered Veterinary Technician- ECC

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Posting NumberS05006PWorking TitleRegistered Veterinary Technician- ECCDepartmentVet Med VTH Small Animal EmergencyAbout 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/Department

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.

The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community (

College/Unit/Department website TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

This position will work 4 days, 10 hour shifts with varying hours between days, nights and overnights. Weekends, holidays and on call shifts will be expected.

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosting Date06/19/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date07/12/2020Special 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleAnimal Care Veterinary/Animal Science Paraprofessional/ProfessionalFLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum 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

- Licensed as a Registered Veterinary Technician in the State of Georgia or licensed within another state and can achieve State of Georgia license within 6 months.
- Hands on experience within a general animal healthcare setting working with small animals.
- Experience in an academic environment where teaching is expected on a daily basis.

Position Summary

The registered veterinary technician position is responsible for providing animal nursing care within the Emergency Critical Care unit of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. This technician position is skilled in all facets of veterinary animal care regarding patient assessment, emergency triage procedures, surgery preparation and patient case management.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Experience in an animal hospital setting focused on multiple levels of patient care including emergency and critical care, patient triage, CPR, wound care.

Physical Demands

- Lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
- Carry out instructions, deal with problems with concrete variables and draw appropriate/accurate conclusions.
- Sit, stand, stoop, bend intermittently during the day on hard floor surfaces.
- Handle stressful situations.
- Accurately work with small, delicate pieces of equipment or large heavy objects/containers/machinery.
- Wear all protective gear including mask, gloves, gown, hairnet, safety goggles etc.
- Work for long periods of time with arms extended.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit 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.



Provide medical care to small animal patients that are receiving services. Read and understand patient records, and having knowledge of medical condition processes. Will perform multiple procedures, including intravenous and arterial catheterization, Collection of blood, urine by expression, CPR and triage.

Percentage of time40Duties/Responsibilities

Use equipment such as pulse oximetery, direct arterial pressures, central venous pressures, IV fluid pumps, syringe pumps, indirect blood pressures and oxygen cages. Manage of various types of tubes (chest, GI and nasal), troubleshooting various catheters and tubes for problems and solutions, caring for emergent and critical patients.

Percentage of time30Duties/Responsibilities

Administration and application of treatments, drugs, fluids, medications and immunological agents by oral, parenteral and injectable routes, venipuncture, intubation, calculating drug doses.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
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      Posted: 6/20/2020
      Application Due: 12/18/2020
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