PT Registered Veterinary Technician - CPC

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PT Registered Veterinary Technician - CPC


Vet Med VTH Small Animal Community Pra

About 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 (

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Benefits Eligibility:

Non-Benefits Eligible

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Part Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Advertised Salary:

$14.15 / hour

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens 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 Title:

Animal Care Veterinary/Animal Science Paraprofessional/Professional





Minimum 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.
- Experience in an academic environment where teaching is expected on a daily basis.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the care of client-owned animals brought to the Community Practice Clinic for general veterinary care including spay/neuter procedures, dental, and out patient surgery.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

This position provides hands-on care of patients and advanced skills as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with current licensure in the State of GA.

Physical Demands:

- Lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
- Stand, crouch, kneel, or lift heavy patients.
- Work with medical equipment and isolation tools, along with cleaning solutions.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit 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.


Perform day to day duties in the CPC including Technician duties that consist of dental procedures, otic lavage, wound clipping, prepping, flushing, bandaging, casts, sedate, suture skin, dental procedures, catheterize, venipuncture, cystocentesis, injections, medicating, CPR, maintaining of airway and circulatory system management, drug dosage calculations, reconstituting and administering drugs including controlled substances, I.V. fluids, assist clinicians with neurology examinations.

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Obtain specimen samples and performing diagnostic procedures, i.e.; glucose monitoring, skin scraping, biopsies, allergy testing, fungal interpretations, cystocentesis, endoscopy, electrocardiology, echocardiography, biopsies, cytology preps, etc. Ability to scrub in and assist in surgical procedures. Knowledge of how to work around a sterile environment and knowledge of instruments and their use. Administration of anesthetic agents and monitoring patients while under anesthesia for procedures demanded of the particular service.

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Training senior veterinary students, veterinary technician students and new nursing staff in the CPC. Assisting and instructing the new employees, senior veterinary students and veterinary technician students with the various duties performed in the community practice service; receiving, patient examinations, developing anesthesia protocols and performing anesthesia, dentistry, dental radiology, obtaining specimens and testing.

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Entering lab work into the lab computer system and checking results. Pulling up clients records in the VetView system and entering procedure and consultation fees.

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Posted: 2/26/2021
Application Due: 4/27/2021
Work Type: Part Time