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Veterinary Technician – Anesthesia

Auburn University

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Position Information

Requisition Number S2303P
Home Org Name Clinical Sciences
Division Name College of Veterinary Medicine
Position Title Veterinary Technician – Anesthesia
Job Class Code IC12 (A-C)
Appointment Status Full-time
Part-time FTE
Limited Term No
Limited Term Length
Job Summary The College of Veterinary Medicine seeks a Veterinary Technician that will perform various tasks related to the care and treatment of animal patients in a specialized anesthesia clinical service area. This position will have the opportunity to cross-train with the Large Animal Anesthesia and Small Animal Anesthesia Services, with a focus on Small Animal Anesthesia Services.
This is a Monday through Friday, position, however, hours will vary and after-hours/weekend hours are required.
Learn more about VET MED and take a campus tour here:

  • 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 Transition Allowance to make your move easier.
  • 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.

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About Auburn:
At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.
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Why employees choose Auburn:
Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!
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Essential Functions
  • Assists in the administration and monitoring of anesthesia and a variety of tasks in the care, observation and treatment of animals in a specialized large and small animal clinical service area. With oversight from a veterinary anesthesiologist, independently performs anesthesia and peri-operative pain management for veterinary species. Specifically: perform cursory physical examinations, calculate drug dosages, maintain anesthesia equipment, administer pre-anesthetic medications, induce anesthesia, perform endotracheal intubation, insure safe positioning of patients for surgery, monitor physiological parameters, properly document anesthetic events in medical record, recognize anesthetic complications and institute proper corrective actions, recover patients from anesthesia, and enter patient charges into practice management software application.
  • Responsibilities are conducted in a teaching hospital on clinical cases. Anesthetist is also responsible for overseeing and instructing professional students in the safe and effective application of veterinary anesthesia and pain management.
  • Will be responsible for application of a wide variety of anesthetic agents and equipment.
  • Manages anesthesia for moderate, complex and critical patients.
  • Position has the potential to be physically (lifting, restraining, transporting animals) and mentally (rapid evaluation of physiologic parameters) demanding.
  • Position involves on-call responsibilities on nights and weekends.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level Associates degree in a technical or scientific field related to area of assignment.
Field of Study Degree in Veterinary Technology or a related field that qualifies an individual to obtain national certification
Years of Experience None required for entry level
Area of Experience
Requirements for Additional Job Levels Consideration for entry-level Veterinary Technician requires:
1. Associate’s degree or higher in a technical or scientific field related to the area of assignment.
2. Active license as a Veterinary Technician, have met all requirements to become licensed, or have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Veterinary Technician certification or license must be obtained within 6 months of employment.
Level II requires all of the above plus 2 years of experience.
Level III requires all of the above with 4 years of experience.
Consideration for entry-level Veterinary Technician Specialist requires:
1. Associate’s degree or higher in a technical or scientific field related to area of assignment.
2. 3 years of experience in the performance of advanced/specialized veterinary technician duties or in Veterinary Technology.
3. Active license as a Veterinary Technician or to have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and have met all requirements to become certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS).
Salary range is determined by eligibility for Level I, II, or III.

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.
Field of Study
Years of Experience When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year 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 Active license as a Veterinary Technician, have met all requirements to become licensed, or have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Veterinary Technician certification or license must be obtained within 6 months of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications Experience working in veterinary anesthesia is preferred. Also desired is experience in the care and comfort of animals, as well as detailed knowledge in the field.

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range $31,100 – $54,200
Job Category Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine
Working Hours if Non-Traditional Hours generally vary between 7:30 AM to 7 PM Monday through Friday on a rotating 4 day- 10 hour workweek schedule with after-hours and weekend on-call required.
City position is located in: Auburn
State position is located: Alabama
List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position
Posting Date 01/06/2023
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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