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The Small Animal Hospital is seeking new team members to join our team and provide friendly, high quality care to our patients.

A few of our openings are highlighted below.  To apply, you may send a resume to vm-recruiter@vetmed.ufl.edu or apply through the UF Jobs site.  To see other positions available at the Small Animal Hospital, please visit the UF Jobs site.

See brochure about jobs at the UF College of Veterinary medicine.

Internships

Learn more about our internship program for veterinary technicians.  Our current Veterinary Technician Internship Program is in progress. Please check back with us if you are interested in applying for the 2015-2016 program.

ICU Floater

UF’s Small Animal Hospital is recruiting for a Veterinary Technician for their Emergency and Critical Care Unit. This position will act as a floater between triage and providing nursing care for critically ill patients. This position will assist clinicians and students with emergency and critical care patients and procedures. This position will have an intermediate responsibility to provide instruction and demonstration to students, interns, and residents in a clinical setting. The person is expected to communicate effectively and demonstrate critical thinking and professionalism. This position requires a strong knowledge of veterinary nursing care and techniques and demonstrates situational awareness. This position requires a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and disease processes. This position requires a post offer health assessment and criminal background check. This position works mainly Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 pm – 10:00pm and on some holidays. Shift may vary depending on needs of the area.

Primary Care Service Coordinator

The Small Animal Hospital’s Primary Care & Dentistry Service Coordinator is responsible for ensuring proper communication with owners and referral veterinarians. Position will be point person for wellness plans and reminder system. Duties include but not limited to discussing wellness plans with owners, follow up with clients for wellness appointments, appointment scheduling, submission of requests, outside prescriptions, and proper medical record documentation. This position will also ensure referral veterinarians are kept apprised of their patient’s status after dental consults. Individual will be responsible for other administrative duties including but not limited to monitoring the service’s budget, ordering supplies and equipment, reserving rooms, and maintain schedules. The candidate should be highly organized and have excellent communication skills.

Oncology Service Coordinator

The Small Animal Hospital’s Oncology Service Coordinator is primarily responsible for ensuring proper communication with owners and referral veterinarians. This position is the point person for cases seen within the service. Duties include but not limited to appointment scheduling, submission of requests, outside prescriptions, and proper medical record documentation. This position will also ensure referral veterinarians are kept apprised of their patient’s status. Individual will also be responsible for other administrative duties including but not limited to monitoring the service’s budget, ordering supplies and equipment, reserving rooms, and maintain schedules. The candidate should be highly organized and have excellent communication skills.

Oncology Clinical Trial Coordinator

The Clinical Trial Coordinator position in UF’s Small Animal Hospital’s Oncology Service will provide support and assistance for clinical trials for the service. Individual needs to be highly organized, motivated, and interested in the clinical trial aspect and research of Veterinary Medicine. Individual will be responsible for client interactions, patient care and communication with referring veterinarians. This position is responsible for maintaining and improving research databases, coordinating study patients, and organizing paperwork. The ideal candidate has veterinary experience and excellent communication and organizational skills.

Radiology Technician

The Veterinary Technician 2 position in UF’s Diagnostic Imaging department provides diagnostic imaging services to the Large and Small Animal Hospitals. This position offers the opportunity to be involved in all modalities of imaging with state of the art imagining equipment. Thus, we are seeking an individual who is highly motivated to work in all aspects of imaging as well as instructing Veterinary Students and house officers. The operation of equipment may include DR, CR, CT, MRI, US, Nuclear Medicine and interventional radiology procedures using a single plane C-arm in a catheter lab. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has strong interpersonal skills, enjoys teaching and has the desire to learn and develop their skills and capabilities in an academic environment.

ICU Technician

UF’s Small Animal Hospital is recruiting for a Veterinary Technician for their Intensive Care Unit. This position will provide nursing care for critically ill patients. This position will assist clinicians and students with emergency and critical care patients and procedures. This position will have an intermediate responsibility to provide instruction and demonstration to students, interns, and residents in a clinical setting. The person is expected to communicate effectively and demonstrate critical thinking and professionalism. This position requires a strong knowledge of veterinary nursing care and techniques and demonstrate situational awareness. This position requires a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and disease processes.

Dermatology Technician

The University of Florida Small Animal Hospital is recruiting for a Veterinary Technician for the Dermatology Service. We are seeking an individual who is interested in providing exemplary patient care, teaching veterinary students and maintaining outstanding communication with both clients and referring veterinarians. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has strong interpersonal skills, and has the desire to learn and develop their skills and capabilities. The incumbent must be knowledgeable and skillful in the nursing care of animal patients.

Emergency and Critical Care Technician

The University of Florida Small Animal Hospital is recruiting for several Veterinary Technicians for their expanding Emergency and Critical Care Department. Prefer applicants with 3-5 years of experience in emergency and/or critical care medicine. The current shifts available are Thursday – Sunday 2:00pm – 12:00am, and Friday – Monday from 9:30pm – 7:30am.

1. This position will provide nursing care for critically ill patients and handle emergency cases.

2. Will assist clinicians and students with emergency and critical care patients and procedures.

3. This position will have an intermediate responsibility to provide instruction and demonstration to students, interns, residents in a clinical setting.

4. This position requires a strong knowledge of veterinary nursing care and techniques.

5. This position requires a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and disease processes.

6. This position requires a post offer health assessment and a criminal background check.

Veterinary Technician for Internal Medicine

The University of Florida Small Animal Hospital is recruiting a Veterinary Technician for their Internal Medicine service.  We are seeking an individual who is interested in providing exemplary patient care, teaching veterinary students and maintaining outstanding communication with both clients and referring veterinarians.

The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting with the care of Internal Medicine patients, including providing nursing care, assisting clinicians in performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and instructing veterinary students in routine procedures such as venipuncture and cystocentesis.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has strong interpersonal skills, and has the desire to learn and develop their skills and capabilities. This position requires a post offer health assessment.

Part Time Veterinary Technicians Needed

We are looking for experienced veterinary technicians to work in our Progressive Care Ward (Intermediate Care). Prefer applicants with some technical experience in nursing care. Pay is $12-14/hr depending on experience.  Days and hours that need coverage include Friday, Saturday, & Sunday from 11pm-7:30am.

Examples of type of work:

1. Properly perform medical treatments on hospitalized patients, assist with clinical procedures and direct patient care.

2. Able to perform venipuncture and place IV catheters.

3. Ability to perform the following skills: TPR, CRT, bladder expression, complete physical exam, administer medications, intubate a dog.

4. Accurately perform drug and fluid calculations.

5. Ability to perform CPR.

6. Assist students, interns, residents, and staff and faculty in learning various techniques, protocols, and procedures such as venipuncture, catheter placement, intubation, anesthesia monitoring, regional anesthesia techniques, fluid support, and pre and post-operative analgesia.