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Veterinary Care Technician I

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Job no: 518526
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department:11800000 - RE-ANIMAL CARE SERVICES

Classification Title:

Veterinary Care Technician I

Job Description:

Provides clinical care to laboratory animals as instructed by Clinical Veterinarians. May provide anesthesia and surgical support for multiple species as necessary. Maintains clinical health records and supporting records and databases as needed. Also gives injections, administers oral medications, removes sutures, dresses wounds and changes bandages, and provides other routine veterinary procedures. Performs activities relating to veterinary care as directed, including but not limited to: triage, assessment, treatment, sample collection, documentation, anesthesia and surgery support. Performs animal health treatments, ensuring clinical health records are complete and current. Assists with surgical and post-surgical monitoring and care assistance procedures.

Provides customer service communication and support, and technical service support, may assist with pharmacy sales support, irradiation support, and rodent surgical suite/ anesthesia cart - maintenance and reservation management support. Provides technical assistance and support for ACS staff, investigators and other customers. Establishes working relationships and communicates effectively with University research staff and ACS staff.

Collects biological and tissue specimens for diagnostic evaluations from laboratory animals. This may include but is not limited to collecting blood samples, fecal samples, culture specimens, urine samples, skin scrapings, tissues from necropsy animals and any other specimen requested by the veterinary staff or other samples necessary for health surveillance. Completion of the necessary laboratory record and requisitions is included.

May assist in teaching and training classes, wet labs and special training sessions for ACS staff, investigators and other customers. Processes incoming animals and assists in routine health maintenance and enrichment programs.

Processes incoming animals and assists in routine health maintenance. This includes: Preparing records for incoming animals, drawing blood for laboratory processing from animal species, submitting properly labeled tubes and clinical information to the laboratory as needed, coordinating laboratory requisitions with laboratory personnel, administers vaccines, antithelmintics, collects culture specimens, performs TB testing, fecal collection, and administers other medications as directed.

Follows established protocols and procedures and ensures compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines concerning quality assurance and laboratory animal care and use. Other management responsibilities as assigned Possess strong computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

Degree from an accredited veterinary technology program; or an associate’s degree and one year of experience as a veterinary technician.

Preferred Qualifications:

Veterinary Technician National Examination certification (VTNE) strongly preferred.

Certification as Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) or above by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science will be required within 12 months of hire unless otherwise specified by supervisor.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references.

A criminal background check is required.

This is a time-limited position.

This is not a remote work position, and it is located on the University of Florida main campus in Gainesville, FL.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Health Assessment Required:Yes

Advertised: 09 Nov 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 23 Nov 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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