Emergency Veterinary Nurse

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Emergency Veterinary Nurse

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Emergency Veterinary Nurse

Job Profile Title
Veterinary Technician, Emergency Services B

Job Description Summary
Veterinary Technician, Emergency Services
This nurse provides emergency care to injured and sick animals.

Job Description

This nurse will provide patient care to emergency and critical care patients. This involves triage, CPR, pain management, imaging, anesthesia, administering medications, IV and urinary catheter placement. Teaching the future veterinarians and veterinary nurses.


  • Veterinary Technician, Emergency Services A- 0-1 year of veterinary experience and board eligible within 3 months
  • Veterinary Technician, Emergency Services B- 1-2 years of veterinary experience and a CVT
  • Veterinary Technician, Emergency Services C- 3-4 years of veterinary experience and a CVT
  • Veterinary Technician, Emergency Services D- 5-8 years of veterinary experience

This is a rotating overnight position that includes some weekends. There is a generous shift differential of 15% for weekday overnights and 30% for weekend overnights. This is a 40 hour, full time position.

This position requires the ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, kneel on the ground working with patients, lifting over 25 pounds consistently with support.

This is a high noise environment with barking dogs and many people.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range
$16.23 - $29.22

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Ryan-Veterinary-Hospital/Emergency-Veterinary-Nurse_JR00029194

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Job No:
Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 2/12/2033
Work Type: Full Time