Dermatology Veterinary Technician I/II (CARE)

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Sep 17, 2022
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Veterinary Technician I/II (CARE)

Job Description:

The Small Animal Hospital is recruiting a veterinary technician for the Dermatology service. Technicians provide assistance for all examinations, treatments, and procedures with our faculty, house officers, and veterinary students. Additionally, they are an integral member of the educational team for our students too. The opportunity to work in the dermatology specialty provides our technicians the opportunity to advance their career in their desired field. Overall access to the wide range of treatments and services offered through this service makes it a great opportunity for those considering or already have their specialization (VTS).

Example of Veterinary Technician Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Assist with patient evaluations or rechecks by assisting in patient restraint, obtaining and submitting samples, scheduling with other services for diagnostic or consultation purposes, and providing treatment or medications
• Perform general nursing care such as venipuncture, catheter placement, patient restraint, treatments, medication administration, and sample collection
• Document in electronic medical records
• Perform skin scrapes and cytology
• Assist with deep ear flushes, otoscopic exams, biopsies, intradermal skin testing, laser procedures
• Prepare allergens for intradermal skin testing and make allergy vaccines
• Allergy vaccine administration demonstration and education with clients
• Safely handle and assist with exams on both small and large animal patients
• Perform basic anesthesia and sedation procedures including patient monitoring and recovery

The service receives Monday - Friday. May require working earlier than 8:00am or later than 5:00pm
This is a full-time, benefited position and is considered essential personnel. A post-offer education verification, background check, and health assessment are required.

Advertised Salary:

Starting salary is $18 - $25 per hour; dependent on experience

Minimum Requirements:

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.

Veterinary Technician II: Credentialed veterinary technician and four years of veterinary experience.

Preferred Qualifications:• Graduate from an accredited American Veterinary Medical Association program for veterinary technology OR
• Credentialed veterinary technician
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered for this position, you must upload your 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.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) 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.