Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician I/Veterinary Technician II/Veterinary Technician Specialist

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine
Department:28311001 - VM-ICU AND PCW SERVICES

Classification Title:

Veterinary Technician I/Veterinary Technician II/Veterinary Technician Specialist

Job Description:

The Emergency & Critical Care Service is seeking veterinary technicians who have a strong interest and passion for emergency and critical care medicine and want to grow personally and professionally. We are VECCS Level I certified and AAHA accredited. Our mission is to provide a caring, compassionate environment for critically ill animals and their families while providing the most advanced care possible. Our service runs out of our 100,000 plus square foot specialty hospital and is open 24/7. The Emergency & Critical Care Service is filled with the highest quality equipment and provides service to over 4,800 patients yearly. A large variety of cases walk through our doors including but not limited to trauma cases, snake bites, and advance wound care. Highlights of this service include telemetry monitoring systems, bedside testing services, hemodialysis machines, mechanical ventilation systems, in-house blood donation services, a state-of-the-art isolation area, and much more.

Technicians assist our clinicians in triaging and providing superb nursing care to our patients, communicate with clients, offer instructions and demonstration to veterinary students, interns, residents, and other technicians. Team members have opportunities to participate in a variety of areas of veterinary medicine including but not limited to triage, anesthesia, radiology, CPR and nursing care. The ideal candidate will be proficient in phlebotomy, IV catheter placement, triage, nursing care, anesthesia, and anesthetic monitoring. They must have excellent communication skills, problem solving abilities, and a positive attitude. We are looking for outgoing people with a lot of initiative. These positions will be hired as a Veterinary Technician 1, Veterinary Technician 2, or a Veterinary Technician Specialist depending on qualifications and certifications of the final candidates.

  • This position will provide nursing care for critically ill patients
  • This position will assist clinicians and students with emergency and critical care patients and procedures
  • This position will have an intermediate responsibility to provide instruction and demonstration to students, interns, and residents in a clinical setting
  • The person is expected to communicate effectively and demonstrate critical thinking and professionalism
  • This position requires a strong knowledge of triage, veterinary nursing care and techniques 
  • This position requires a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and disease processes

This position requires a post offer health assessment and criminal background check

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician 1 minimum requirements: High school diploma or equivalent and two years of veterinary experience or one year of veterinary experience and currently enrolled in a veterinary technician program or a graduate of a veterinary technician program.

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician 2 minimum requirements: Credentialed veterinary technician with at least two years of experience in veterinary emergency medicine.

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician Specialist minimum requirements: Credentialed veterinary technician and VTS specialty certified in specific area.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Credentialed veterinary technician and four years of veterinary experience
  • Credentialed veterinary technician and VTS specialty certified in specific area
  • Knowledge of animal care and nursing 
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and terminology
  • Knowledge of the equipment and materials used and their availability and applications
  • Ability to effectively maintain a working environment while in stressful situations
  • Ability to effectively communicate with employees of various levels and responsibilities
Special Instructions to Applicants:

This requisition will fill multiple, time-limited positions.

In order to be considered for this position you must upload:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

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

Health Assessment Required: Yes

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