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

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 12, 2022
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

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

Job Description:

Example of Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• 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
• 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


Sun-Wed 7am-5pm

Wed Sat 1pm-11pm

Expected Salary:

$20-$30 per hour, salary based on credentialing and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician I: 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 II: Credentialed veterinary technician with at least two (2) years of experience exposed to veterinary emergency medicine. Credentialed veterinary technician (CVT/LVT/RVT)

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.

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.