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Veterinary Assistant/Tech - Inpatient (Day Shift)

Company: Auburn
Location: Auburn
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Clinical Sciences

Division Name
College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Title
Veterinary Assistant/Tech - Inpatient (Day Shift)

Job Class Code
IC22 (A-C), IC23 (A-C)

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary
The seeks a day shift Veterinary Assistant or Technician. This position performs a variety of tasks related to the care and treatment of animal patients. This position assists in the monitoring and treatment of all patients admitted to the hospital.

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Why should YOU work for VET MED?

  • Excellent full-time benefits that start on Day 1!
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance options for you and your family.
  • Generous state retirement program with eligibility to receive monthly payments after 10 years of service.
  • How about these numbers? 4 weeks of vacation, 96 hours of sick leave, 6 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child, and 9 official paid holidays.

  • Overnight and weekend shift differentials = more $$$ in your pocket.
  • Veterinary care and food discounts for your pets.
  • Uniform and continuing education allowances.
  • Tuition assistance for you and your dependents after a year of service.
  • Opportunities for advancement.

    Need we say more? Probably not - but just in case:

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    Essential Functions
    1. Assists with administering treatments and monitoring patients admitted in IMC or ICU, Observes and records vital data, abnormal signs, body weight, food/water intake of animals, and collects and labels specimens and perform treatments and administer medications as prescribed by primary veterinarian.
    2. Performs and demonstrates veterinary care techniques and procedures related to emergency and critical care medicine.
    3. Assists veterinarians in the care of patients requiring advanced procedures and life-saving techniques including CPR, mechanical ventilation and dialysis.
    4. Inspects facilities, equipment, and supplies daily, as well as observes health status of animals , environmental conditions , temperature , and sanitation.
    5. Perform job duties with speed and accuracy and work as essential personnel, providing care for patients after hours, on weekends and holidays.
    6. Assists with emergency triage and stabilization of patients presenting through the Emergency service.
    7. May be responsible for, or assist in, billing clients, inputting charges, and/or similar tasks

    Minimum Education and Experience

    Education Level
    High school diploma or equivalent

    Field of Study

    Years of Experience
    No experience required for entry level

    Area of Experience

    Requirements for Additional Job Levels
    Depending on the combination of education and experience, selected candidates may be hired as a Veterinary Assistant or Technician, and assigned Levels I, II, or III. Salary range determined by eligibility for Level I, II, or III.

    Veterinary Assistant requires:

    • Level I requires a high school diploma or equivalent
    • Level II requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus 2 years of experience working in a veterinary hospital environment.
    • Level III requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus 4 years of experience working in a veterinary hospital environment.

      Veterinary Technician requires:

      • Level I requires an Associate's degree or higher in a technical or scientific field related to the area of assignment.
      • Level II requires an Associate's degree in a technical or scientific field related to the area of assignment plus 2 years of experience working in a veterinary hospital environment.
      • Level III requires an Associate's degree in a technical or scientific field related to the area of assignment plus 4 years of experience working in a veterinary hospital environment.

        Degrees may be substituted for years of experience.

        Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

        Education Level

        Field of Study

        Years of Experience
        1 year of completed relevant education per year of required experience.

        Area of Experience

        Requirements for Additional Job Levels

        Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

        Minimum Skills and Abilities

        Minimum Technology Skills

        Minimum License and Certifications
        To qualify for Tech: Veterinary Technician Certification having passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).

        Desired Qualifications

        Desired Qualifications

        Posting Detail Information

        Salary Range
        $30,150 - $54,200

        Job Category
        Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

        Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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        Closing Date

        EEO Statement
        Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

        AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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