Registered Veterinary Tech - LA PRN

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Registered Veterinary Tech - LA PRN


VetMed-VTH Large Animal Hosp

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 15 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Non-Benefits Eligible

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Part Time

Additional Schedule Information:

PRN Shifts within the unit

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

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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]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit or call (706) 542-2222.

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:

Experienced RVT within a large animal medical hospital/practice.

Position Summary:

Provide nursing care to patients in the Large Animal Teaching Hospital. Registered Veterinary Technicians work to fulfill the following within the course of caring for patients: taking vitals such as blood pressure, temperature, collection of blood, urine by expression, cystocentesis or catheterization; collection and preparation of tissue, cellular, or microbiological samples by skin scraping, impressions; routine laboratory test procedures; radiology including settings, positioning, processing, and safety; intravenous and arterial catheterization; administration and application of treatments, drugs, fluids, medications and immunological agents by oral, parenteral and injectable routes; induction and maintenance of anesthesia; placement of intra-nasal, intra-gastric tubes; dental procedures; surgical assistance; resuscitative procedures; applications of splints and slings; application of appropriate wound dressings and external supportive care in severe wound and burn cases.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Experience handling large animals
  • Proficient in prioritizing and completing treatments/patient care duties in a timely fashion.
  • Knowledge of commonly used medications and their appropriate routes of administration/doses.
  • Proficient and comfortable performing independently and instructing students in the following: physical exam; IV catheter placement/use/management; Nasogastric intubation/accurately checking for reflux/administering enteral fluids; IM/SQ/PO medication administration; IV fluid administration/set-up/calculation of rate/CRI/refluxing vs. fluids/PPN.
  • Interact and effectively communicate with various personalities and display excellent interpersonal skills
  • Apply good clinical acumen when carrying out verbal and written instructions
  • Work in a fast-paced environment
  • Exhibit attention to detail
  • Understand basic medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, and disease processes and apply this knowledge in a clinical setting

Physical Demands:

  • Lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Sit, stand, stoop, bend and walk intermittently during the day on hard floor surfaces.
  • Work with small, delicate pieces of equipment or large heavy objects/containers/machinery.
  • Work for long periods of time with arms extended.
  • Deal with stressful situations.
  • Manual dexterity to work with small, delicate pieces of equipment or large heavy objects/containers/machinery.
  • Wear all protective gear including mask, gloves, gown, hairnet, safety goggles, etc
  • Work within an environment that has high levels of animal sounds, bodily fluids that need disposal, and open wound management.

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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 basic to advanced patient care, which may include: obtain vitals (temperature, pulse and respiration rates), observation and recognition of appropriate animal behavior and demeanor (e.g. bright and alert, quiet and responsive, depressed, moribund), prepare and administer medications at the direction of a veterinarian, initiating and monitoring constant administration therapies (e.g. constant rate infusions, oxygen therapy) at the direction of a veterinarian, maintaining detailed and accurate electronic and written patient medical records, including communications, ability to accurately communicate changes in patient details and status, perform patient sample collection (including for example blood collection, cystocentesis) and submission at the direction of a veterinarian, perform basic laboratory procedures at the direction of a veterinarian, prepare patients for medical or surgical procedures (e.g. clip/shave/pluck and aseptic preparation), perform (and teach) procedures as approved by licensure under the direction of a veterinarian (for example, intravenous catheterization, endotracheal intubation, anesthetic induction/maintenance/monitoring, IV administration of medication without a catheter), and appropriate removal and disposal of biological wastes (incl. sharps).

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Perform appropriate handling and physical restraint of large animals. Perform basic animal husbandry and care including feed, water, exercise, cleaning and general hygiene.

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Supervision and teaching of undergraduate, veterinary and technician students. Training and mentorship of new technicians.

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Utilize hospital electronic systems, which may include: electronic medical records, submission of requests, and fee/cost entry, Nils Viewer and PACS, security passes and telephones, computers, printers. Utilize medical/surgical equipment, including care, cleaning and maintenance.

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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