Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary 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
Department:28311001 - VM-ICU AND PCW SERVICES

Classification Title:

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician I/II (CARE)

Job Description:

3-day work week! Competitive Salary! Are you looking to grow professionally and be part of a busy hospital with diverse cases and an emphasis on educational development? UFVH is currently hiring veterinary technicians/nurses for the emergency and critical care service. We offer highly competitive wages and benefits including health benefits, relocation assistance, retention bonuses, 3-day work week, licensing fees paid, and more!

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 4 days off a week to enjoy all Gainesville and the surrounding areas have 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 join our team and grow with us to make a difference. 

  • Competitive salary and extensive benefits
  • Earn up to $44.20 with shift differential pay working with the University of Florida’s ICU Department
  • CE opportunities and mentorship programs
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Licensing fees paid
  • Career-long mentorship from senior technician and faculty
  • VTS support
  • Opportunities to teach others and shape the future of veterinary medicine

Available Shifts

  • Friday-Sunday and Saturday-Monday, both day time and night shifts available. May require working alternate shifts, holidays, and weekends. This position is considered essential personnel and is part of the Emergency Response Team.
Expected Salary:

Veterinary Technician I: $20-27/hr

Veterinary Technician II: $23-32/hr

Minimum Requirements:

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician I: High school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required 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:

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.

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

Health Assessment Required:

Yes; must be able to lift up to fifty pounds, bend, kneel, pull, push, twist and stand for extended periods of time.



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