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Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36009
Hiring Department

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

Job Description

Two positions available. Both are for Veterinary Technicians licensed with the State of Missouri.

The Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Service provides patient care 24 hours a day 7 days a week for patients that are critically ill or injured, subject to change or deteriorate rapidly, and that require technically complex and rapid intervention. The veterinary technician assigned to the Emergency Service will be cross trained in the care of Intensive Care Unit, but primary responsibility will be to tend to cases presented to the Emergency Service. The Emergency Veterinary Technician duties will include, but not be limited to, (1) entry of fees for cases presented to the Small Animal Emergency Service in a timely matter to promote excellent client service; (2) setting up for procedures and monitoring sedation/anesthesia; (3) overseeing cleanliness and sanitation of the physical facilities; maintenance of a wide variety of complex equipment that is vital to provide care for emergency patients and for patients housed in the Intensive Care Unit; teaching students the correct methods to perform a variety of technical skills that will be vital for competency after graduation; answering client phone calls and addressing emergency questions; performing triage for animals presented for emergency care; and assisting doctors and students on the emergency service with emergency procedures including, but not limited to, catheter placement, phlebotomy, and radiography.


Salary: $13.27 - $17.00 /hour

Grade: GGS-006

University Title: Veterinary Technician

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Emergency and Critical Care is open 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. Shifts could include nights and weekends.

Shifts are 6am - 4pm, 8am - 6pm, 4pm - 2am, 8pm - 6am.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology Program.
  • Licensure as a Registered Veterinary Technician in the State of Missouri, or eligibility to obtain Missouri Licensure within 6 months after start date.
Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Job No:
Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 6/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time