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Jobs and Internships

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 in the Small Animal Hospital are highlighted below.  Select the associated link to review additional position information and to apply. To view other positions available at the Veterinary Hospitals, please visit the UF Jobs site.

The Veterinary Hospitals Recruitment Brochure is available here.

Click on the link below to apply via the UF Jobs website or for specific questions in regards to a posting please send inquires to vm-recruiter@vetmed.ufl.edu

 

 

Internships

The 2017-2018 application is now available. Check out details and the admissions process here!

Open Positions

 

Radiation Oncology Assistant

(1 Open Position)

The AAHA accredited Oncology Service is responsible for evaluating and treating patients with cancer. The Service has three distinct areas: Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology. The Radiation Oncology service uses a linear accelerator to deliver radiation to our cancer patients who are under anesthesia. This service is looking for a veterinary assistant to help within their area so the technicians and doctors can continue to provide excellent patient-focused care.

Primary duties of the assistant will include assisting the veterinary technician with anesthetizing patients and ensure safe recoveries. They would also maintain the cleanliness of the area and equipment along with maintaining the inventory and stock. This includes, but is not limited to: Animal restraint for anesthesia; Transporting patients throughout the hospital; Assisting with the recovery of patients post anesthesia; Documentation in medical records; Assisting with patient intake and discharges; Sweeping; Mopping; Dusting; Organizing; Basic clean-up; Restocking and cleaning of anesthesia machines; Cleaning and preparing items for sterilization; Submitting and receiving orders; Alerting personnel of special orders

Additionally, the position may assist other areas of oncology when needed.

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician I, II, or Specialist

(3 Open Positions)

The Emergency & Critical Care Service is seeking veterinary technicians who have a strong interest and passion for emergency and critical care medicine and want to grow personally and professionally. We are VECCS Level I certified and AAHA accredited. Our mission is to provide a caring, compassionate environment for critically ill animals and their families while providing the most advanced care possible. Our service runs out of our 100,000 plus square foot specialty hospital and is open 24/7. The Emergency & Critical Care Service is filled with the highest quality equipment and provides service to over 4,800 patients yearly. A large variety of cases walk through our doors including but not limited to trauma cases, snake bites, and advance wound care. Highlights of this service include telemetry monitoring systems, bedside testing services, hemodialysis machines, mechanical ventilation systems, in-house blood donation services, a state-of-the-art isolation area, and much more.

Technicians assist our clinicians in triaging and providing superb nursing care to our patients, communicate with clients, offer instructions and demonstration to veterinary students, interns, residents, and other technicians. Team members have opportunities to participate in a variety of areas of veterinary medicine including but not limited to triage, anesthesia, radiology, CPR and nursing care. The ideal candidate will be proficient in phlebotomy, IV catheter placement, triage, nursing care, anesthesia, and anesthetic monitoring. They must have excellent communication skills, problem solving abilities, and a positive attitude. We are looking for outgoing people with a lot of initiative

Anesthesia Veterinary Technician I, II, or Specialist

(1 Open Position)

The AAHA accredited Anesthesia & Pain Management service is responsible for administrating anesthetics, and monitoring patients before and after procedures for all medical and surgical services of the Small and Large Animal Hospitals. This goal of this service is to provide the highest level of patient care with a focus on ensuring  health and comfort pre-, intra-, and post-operatively.

In addition to patient care, technicians on this service play a significant role in instructing veterinary students, fellow technicians, and other hospital personnel in the administration of anesthetics and the proper use of anesthesia equipment. Duties are performed in various facilities within both hospitals including operating rooms, cath labs, MRI/CT/Radiology suites, and dental procedure areas to name a few.

The UF Veterinary Hospitals are seeking technicians who are looking for an opportunity to specialize in veterinary anesthesia and pain management as a long term career choice.

Diagnostic Imaging Veterinary Technician I, II, or III

(1 Open Position)

The AAHA accredited Diagnostic Imaging service oversees the operation of our state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment and offers the following services/modalities: digital radiography, MRI, CT, ultrasonography, IR/cath lab services, and nuclear scintigraphy. This service is integral in the diagnostic process with the use of these imaging modalities for all services within both the Large and Small Animal Hospitals and obtain imaging on a variety of species including exotics.

Technicians play a crucial role in obtaining these diagnostic images by coordinating the imaging needs through interdepartmental collaborative efforts, operating and maintaining the machines, and producing high quality images. Additionally, technicians play a significant role in instructing veterinary students, fellow technicians, and other hospital personnel in the processes.  The service is seeking technicians who are excited to advance their diagnostic imaging techniques and interested in the educational component of being in an academic setting.

OR Surgical Technician I or II

(1 Open Position)

The Operating Room Service encompasses most of the second floor of the AAHA accredited Small Animal Hospital and includes 12 operating rooms along with a sterile supply area. This service interacts with all other services of the Small Animal Hospital providing a sterile environment and surgical assistance for a variety of cases including orthopedic arthroscopies, exploratory laparotomies, to ophthalmologic cases such as cataract removal surgery and vitrectomies, plus much more.

Surgical Technicians coordinate requests, provide pre-surgical treatments, prep patients for surgery, set-up the instrumentation and equipment needed in the O.R., clean up post-op, and complete surgical records and enter charges daily. They will be assisting faculty veterinarians, residents, interns, and veterinary students with surgical cases along with supporting other technicians on their service and are under direct coordination of the senior O.R. veterinary care manager.  Surgery Technicians must be reliable and detail oriented.

 

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