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

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 13, 2022
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

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

Job Description:

The University of Florida Pet Emergency Treatment Services (UF PETS) is seeking a self-motivated and compassionate veterinary technician to become part of our team. Our after-hours and weekend emergency hospital offers flexible schedules, giving you 3-4 days off a week to enjoy all Ocala (known as the horse capital of the world) and the surrounding areas have to offer.

A successful applicant should enjoy learning new things and can quickly adapt to a changing environment. A person in this position must possess a good base knowledge of veterinary medicine, excellent nursing skills, and an interest in assisting teaching staff and students.

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
• Shift Differentials
• CE Opportunities
• Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays
• Relocation Assistance
• Licensing Fees Paid
• Career-long mentorship from senior technicians and faculty
• Opportunities to teach others and shape the future of veterinary medicine

This position is considered essential personnel and requires a post-offer health assessment.

Expected Salary:

$16.50-$26.00 hourly; commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Emergency and 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 and Critical Care Veterinary Technician II:
Credentialed veterinary technician (CVT/LVT/RVT) with at least two years of experience in veterinary emergency medicine.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Graduation from an accredited veterinary technology program and/or certified veterinary technician
• 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
• Excellent Customer Service Skills
• Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations involving money

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

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.

In order to be considered, you must upload your resume.

This is a time-limited position.

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

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:Yes