Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Service Technician I/II (CARE)

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Veteran's Preference Eligible, Veterinary Medicine/Animal Care

Classification Title:

Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Service Technician I/II (CARE)

Job Description:

The University of Florida Veterinary Hospitals are comprised of Large Animal, Small Animal, and Diagnostic Laboratory services as well as both on site and satellite Emergency facilities. Our Emergency & Critical Care Department is a 24/7 service with flexible schedules, giving you days off to enjoy all Gainesville has to offer.

Surrounded by parks, lakes, and natural springs, Gainesville is truly where nature and culture meet. Just north of Ocala (known as the horse capital of the world), as well as a short drive to Walt Disney World and many award-winning beaches.

Why work for UF? We know you care about your own pets as much as we do our patients, so we offer discounts on treatments, procedures, and even food for all our employees’ pets. We encourage you to grow with us by offering many CE opportunities and mentorship programs. We value your physical and mental wellbeing by offering retirement plans and health insurance as low as $25 a paycheck, as well as resilience training and PTO to help you reset and unwind.

Job Description:

We are seeking a compassionate, organized, and service-oriented Veterinary Technician to join our team in the Emergency and Critical Care Service. Our ECC veterinary service technicians are an integral part of our service. They work closely with the clinicians and clients to provide daily management of inpatients and continually work to improve patient care and customer service

Example of Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Act as a liaison between the ICU technician assigned to the care of each patient and the ICU doctor
  • Assist the clinician with the preparation of treatment sheets, lab submissions, radiology/anesthesia and surgical requests, etc.
  • Act as a point of contact for owners of hospitalized patients
  • Facilitate patient visits
  • Client education
  • Act as a charge nurse ensuring appropriate charges are entered for inpatients
  • Assisting with evaluations and rechecks
  • Performing triage assessments
  • General nursing case such as venipuncture, catheter placement, patient restraint, treatments, medication administration, and sample collection
  • Basic anesthesia and sedation procedures including patient monitoring and recovery
  • Participation in rounds with the clinicians and students

Shifts Include:

  • Sunday-Wednesday 1pm to 11am
  • Wednesday-Saturday 1pm to 11am
  • Saturday-Tuesday 7am to 5pm
  • Wednesday-Saturday 7am to 5pm

Earn up to 20% shift differential on top of base pay for applicable shifts.

Expected Salary:

Veterinary Technician I: $20-25/hr

Veterinary Technician II: $23-30/hr

Minimum Requirements:

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician I: High school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant experience 

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician II: Credentialed veterinary technician 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prefer applicants with 3-5 years of experience in emergency and/or critical care medicine.
  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary technology program and/or certified veterinary technician or eligible to sit for the VTNE.
  • Knowledge of animal care and nursing, especially critical care.
  • 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 position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

In order to be considered for these positions, you must upload:
• Resume
• Cover Letter
• List of References

This is a CARE position offering limited benefits, including health insurance and paid time off.

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.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes; Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs, bend, kneel, pull, push, twist and stand for an extended period of time.


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