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Veterinary Technician I - Small Animal Fluid Ward

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Monday – Thursday 3:00pm – 1:00am

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Veterinary Technician I
Posting Title Veterinary Technician I - Small Animal Fluid Ward
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department VET MED-TEACHING HOSPITAL / 02-144013
Posting Number S00208FY18
Salary $13.01 - $16.72
Pay Basis Hourly
Job Close Date
Geographic Location College Station
Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No
Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No
EEO AA Statement

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The Veterinary Technician I in Small Animal Fluid Ward administers treatments to animals admitted to the Veterinary Medical Teaching hospital under the supervision of the faculty; provides clinical assistance to the clinicians, residents and interns; instructs veterinary students in proper clinical technique supporting patient care; and maintains a sanitary and functionally well organized service within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Required Education and Experience

Associate’s degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science or a related area or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. No experience required.

Preferred Education and Experience

One year experience in a veterinary medical setting.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations


Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

Certification as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS)certification in Emergency and Critical Care, Anesthesia, or Internal Medicine.

Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Basic computer skills. General understanding of equipment used in a veterinary medical teaching hospital. May require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, or “on-call duty”. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Working knowledge of veterinary equipment used within a veterinary teaching hospital such as anesthetic machines, fluid pumps, blood gas analyzers, oscilloscopes, defibrillators, nebulizers, and endoscopic equipment preferred.

Other Requirements or Other Factors

No inhibiting allergies to animals, hay, or dust. Able to lift heavy loads.
Persons in this position are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless/until relieved by the direct supervisor.

Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors


Detailed Job Duties

Duties Performed

Performs other duties as assigned.

Duties Performed

Maintains inventory and replenishes stock. Performs service and maintenance of equipment. Provides support to other services within the VMTH. Provides oversight and instruction of students. Provides care to patients housed in Isolation. Remains current with safety classes, rabies prophylaxis, and licensure; Radiation safety; Infection control; Aseptic technique. Maintains certification or licensure where appropriate. Participates in clinical and basic research programs as needed. Assists in clinical research efforts to include record-keeping and data management.

Duties Performed

Performs laboratory tests (NOVA, glucose level, lactate, PCV/TS, and blood typing). Assists clinicians and students with laboratory sample collection.

Duties Performed

Participates in continuing education seminars. Participates in laboratory instruction and instruction of the clinical skills lab.

Duties Performed

Performs CPCR and defibrillation. Provides oxygen therapy.

Duties Performed

Monitors physical and medical condition of Fluid Ward patients. Administers patient medications as directed by the clinician. Monitors fluid therapy. Performs pain score assessments. Feeds patients according to clinician’s orders. Maintains clean and sanitary patient environment. Performs other routine tasks involved in daily patient care, as directed by the clinician.

Duties Performed

Places and maintains IV catheters. Places urinary catheters. Places and maintains bandages. Performs wound management.

Duties Performed

Records data regarding patient’s physical and medical status. Records all medications administered. Records fluid types and volumes administered. Records information regarding urine output, mentation, appetite, and other parameters as needed. Records changes in the medical orders, as directed by the clinician. Captures fees and inputs fees into the VMIS system.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you see this position advertised?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Workplace Diversity
    • Work in Texas
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Job Fair
    • This Website
    • Other
  2. If you selected Other, please let us know where you saw the position advertised.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Persons in this position are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless/until relieved by their direct supervisor. Are you able to meet these requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have basic computer skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please describe your level of proficiency for the following computer programs: excel, word, access, email protocol, and any other relevant computer programs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * This position requires heavy lifting. Are you able to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * This position requires working around animals, hay, and dust. Are you willing and able to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have any training and experience identifying surgical instruments?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Per the duties of this position, please discuss any training or instruction of clinical techniques that you have delivered/performed.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Do you have a general understanding of equipment used in a veterinary medical teaching hospital?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3