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Veterinary Technician I - Field Services/Food Animal

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Veterinary Technician I
Posting Title Veterinary Technician I - Field Services/Food Animal
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department VET MED-TEACHING HOSPITAL / 02-144013
Posting Number S00338FY18
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, under supervision, assists in the treatment of animals admitted to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital under the supervision of a professional staff member or Veterinary Technician II or higher. Provides assistance to the professional staff and helps to maintain a sanitary and functionally well organized service within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Our Equine Field Service provides on-farm or at home care of equine patients in the Bryan/College Station region.

Required Education and Experience

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

Preferred Education and Experience

One year experience in a veterinary medical setting or experience in animal handling and animal care.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations


Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

LVT in the State of Texas.

Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Basic computer skills. General understanding of equipment used in a veterinary medical teaching hospital. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

General understanding of equipment used in with area of specialization, such as anesthetic machines, fluid pumps, blood gas analyzers, defibrillators, and nebulizers, ultrasound or endoscopic equipment. Experienced in the handling and restraint of Horses and Food Animals.

Other Requirements or Other Factors

No inhibiting allergies to animals, hay or dust. Ability to move or 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. May require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, or “on-call duty”. Provide quality customer service to internal and external customers/clients.

Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors


Detailed Job Duties

Duties Performed

Assists with patient restraint & handling. Assists with initial examination Obtains patient history. Assists with proper aseptic technique. Assists with site preparation. Assists with IV catheters. Assists with Nasogastric tubes. Assists with collection of patient’s blood, urine and tissues. Monitors patient status (TPR, Vitals, and Pain etc.).
Administers fluid therapy under direction of VT II or higher. Administers medications IM, IV, PO, Sub-Q under direction of VT II or higher. Administers and monitors patient diet as prescribed under direction of VT II or higher. Maintains patients cleanliness and grooming. Performs and assists with bandage changes. Performs and assists preoperative preparation of patients for surgery.

Duties Performed

Ensures that all medications and equipment used on a field service call are cleaned and restocked immediately upon return so the truck is ready in case of emergency. Sets up and cleans stalls, treatment areas and exam rooms as needed. Performs record keeping. Restocks expendable supplies, drugs and solutions.

Duties Performed

Assists with physical restraint for safe handling of patient animals. Ability to move or lift heavy loads. Loads & Unloads animals into trailers as needed. Exercises patients. Assists with back up support to other services in the form of a floating technician within the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital when the Food Animal Medicine and Surgery service is not busy and perform additional duties as directed.

Duties Performed

Enters hospital fees and patient data into the hospital’s computer information system as directed by VT II or higher. Assures all charges generated from treatments, procedures, and supplies are correctly entered. Monitors and records physiological data into patient medical record. Records all medications given. Maintains hospital stall census.

Duties Performed

Provides weekday, weekend, and holiday “on-call” technical support as needed. May require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekend, or “on-call” duty.

Duties Performed

Helps maintain and operate point of care laboratory equipment.

Duties Performed

Performs other duties as assigned.

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. * Do you have basic computer skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience with large animal handling and restraint?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * This position May require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, or “on-call duty”. Are you able to meet these work hour requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * This position requires working around animals, hay, and dust. Are you willing and able to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * This position requires the ability to lift heavy loads. Are you able to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you currently a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the state of Texas?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Please describe any experience you have had with working with Large Animals.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Please describe your veterinary experience in working with goats, sheep, pigs, cattle, and camelids.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Per the duties of this position, please discuss any training or instruction of clinical techniques that you have delivered/performed.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * This position requires the employee to routinely handle horses and food animals (goats, sheep, pigs, cattle, camelids). You may be working outside while the weather is cold or hot. You will be responsible for the handling, exercise and restraint of these animals. Please describe your experience in these areas, in detail.

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * Please describe your comfort level while handling nervous and/or aggressive cattle.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * 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)

  15. * Do you have any teaching experience? Please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

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