Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia B

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Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia B

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.

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Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia B

Job Profile Title
Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia B

Job Description Summary
This position provides general anesthesia and sedation to hospitalized, outpatient, or emergent small animals

Job Description

Responsibilities include:

- Anesthetize small animals

a. includes inpatient, outpatient, critical and non-critical cases

b. review the medical history of the animal

c. develop an appropriate anesthetic protocol for each patient

d. place IV catheter(s)

e. perform physical exams

f. induce, maintain, recover the animal

g. oversee the animals recovery and indicate when the animal is able to return to its ward or be discharged

- Set up appropriate equipment for cases

- Communicate with MJR-VHUP clinicians about inpatient cases

- Maintain the “flow” of the daily schedule by starting cases at the appropriate times and communicating with clinicians.

- The position will be 5 days per week, 8 hours per day.

- Overnight and weekend on call is required once fully trained.


Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia A- CVT or board eligible- 0-1 year experience

Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia B- CVT 2-3 years experience

Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia C- CVT 3-4 years experience

Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia D- CVT 5-8 years experience

Physical effort required: Ability to lift 25+pounds with assistance, reaching, standing, bending for prolonged periods of time.

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.

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Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 2/12/2033
Work Type: Full Time