Jobs and Internships

The Small Animal Hospital is seeking new team members to join our hospital 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.

Questions about CARE employment? Click here to get answers to common questions about CARE employment benefits. Benefits for other job classifications, including TEAMS and OPS, can be viewed here.

The Veterinary Hospitals Recruitment Brochure is available here.

For specific questions in regards to a posting below please send inquires to vm-recruiter@vetmed.ufl.edu

 

Internships

Now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Veterinary Technician Internship Program!

Tracks are available in Anesthesia & Pain Management, Emergency & Critical Care, and NEW this year, a General/Rotating track.  For more information and to apply visit the information site here!

Open Positions

Anesthesia Veterinary Assistant

(1 Open Position)

The AAHA accredited Anesthesia & Pain Management service is responsible for administrating anesthetics, and monitoring patients before and after procedures for most medical and surgical procedures of the Small and Large Animal Hospitals. While this is the major role for most of the faculty and staff in this service, we are currently seeking assistants so the technicians and clinicians can continue to provide excellent patient-focused care.

Primary duties of the assistant will include maintaining the cleanliness of the anesthesia areas and equipment along with maintaining the inventory and stock. Additionally, potential responsibilities include assisting with animals during preparation and moving patients to other areas of the hospital for procedures. Ideal candidates for this position should be hardworking, dependable, and be able to work in a proactive and autonomous fashion, along with having an eye for details. This is a great entry-level opportunity for those interested in the veterinary field, specifically in anesthesia.

Anesthesia Veterinary Technician

(3 Open Position)

The AAHA accredited Anesthesia & Pain Management service is responsible for administrating anesthetics and monitoring patients for all medical and surgical services of the Small and Large Animal Hospitals. The 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 the anesthesia equipment.

Duties are performed in various facilities within both hospitals including operating rooms, our state-of-the-art catheter lab, in conjunction with the Diagnostic Imaging service in the MRI, CT, and radiology suites, and in the dental procedures area of the Primary Care & Dentistry service. The ability to work with all services of both the Small and Large Animal Hospitals gives technicians the opportunity to work with a myriad of species including canines, felines, equines, and various exotics species to name a few. Overall 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.

Client Service Representative

(1 Open Position)

The 100,000 square foot AAHA accredited Small Animal Hospital has a variety of specialty services to offer to the over 39,000 patients seen yearly, thus making the duties of a Client Services Representative vast and diverse. Specialty services assisted by Client Service Representatives include Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency & Critical Care, Integrative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery, Primary Care & Dentistry, and Zoological Medicine.

Front Desk CSR’s are considered the initial impression of the Small Animal Hospital and their duties include welcoming guests, checking in clients and their pets, addressing concerns, and offering information about the hospital to clients.  Floor CSR’s are assigned to a particular service and are intermediaries between clients, referring veterinarians, and the internal staff including technicians, interns, residents, faculty clinicians, and veterinary students, from all services.  They are responsible for ensuring the appointment goes smoothly, addressing concerns, coordinating activities for the patient, reviewing invoices, and discharging patients.  The Emergency and Primary Care Services front desk offers a unique CSR whose duties and responsibilities are a combination of both. Specialized CSRs are also available to assist with Accounts Receivable and Medical Records.

We are seeking staff members that are enthusiastic about the exemplary care offered to patients who visit the Small Animal Hospital, and who are interested in strengthening the human-animal bond by providing support and excellent communication.

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician

(6 Open Positions)

The Emergency & Critical Care Service is seeking veterinary technicians and assistants 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.

Assistants provide aid to veterinary technicians and clinicians with triaging patients and critically ill patients. The assistants would be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the ICU and ER rooms and equipment as well as maintaining inventory and stock in these rooms. Other duties include but are not limited to providing patient restraint, transporting patients throughout the hospital, medical record documentation, and assisting with volunteer orientation and training.

Hospital Technician

(1 Open Position)

Sprawling over 100,000 square feet, the Small Animal Hospital is AAHA accredited and offers 13 specialties to the almost 40,000 patients seen yearly. Overall the Small Animal Hospital offers medical and surgical care for dogs, cats, birds, and exotic pets through a spectrum of cutting edge technologies. Some highlights for various services include telemetry monitoring systems, in-house blood donation services, hemodialysis machines, mechanical ventilation systems, state-of-the art areas including a specialized isolation area and a catheterization lab, MRI, CT, and digital radiology suites, the capability to use various rehabilitative modalities (i.e. hyperbaric oxygen therapy, underwater treadmills, and acupuncture), and radiation therapy services utilizing a LINAC (Linear Accelerator).

In keeping up with offering our patients high-quality care, hospital technicians assist with maintaining the overall cleanliness and sanitation of the hospital especially public areas and patient care areas.

Medical Oncology Veterinary Technician

(2 Open Position)

The AAHA accredited Oncology service sees over 3,500 patients annually, offering a state of the art level of care through medical intervention, surgical expertise, and radiation therapy. Highlights of this service include personalized chemotherapy protocols, advanced radiation therapy treatments with our linear accelerator, and progressive treatment options, such as melanoma vaccines.

The Small Animal Hospital is seeking a technician who is passionate about the opportunities a specialty oncology service can provide in prolonging the lives of their patients while extending compassion and empathy to their patients and loved ones. Technicians provide support and assistance to the Oncology service by assisting veterinarians with exams and treatments, as well as providing insight, instruction, and demonstration to veterinary students. In particular, this position will assist the Medical Oncology service. Overall an access to the wide range of treatments and services offered through this service makes it a great opportunity for those considering or who already have their specialization (VTS).

Multi-Service Veterinary Technician

(1 Open Position)

Sprawling over 100,000 square feet, the Small Animal Hospital is AAHA accredited and offers 13 specialties to almost 40,000 patients seen yearly. Overall the Small Animal Hospital offers medical and surgical care for dogs, cats, birds, and exotic pets through a spectrum of cutting edge technologies. Some highlights for various services include telemetry monitoring systems, in-house blood donation services, hemodialysis machines, mechanical ventilation systems, state-of-the art areas including a specialized isolation area and a catheterization lab, MRI, CT, and digital radiology suites, the capability to use various rehabilitative modalities (i.e. hyperbaric oxygen therapy, underwater treadmills, and acupuncture), and radiation therapy services utilizing a LINAC (Linear Accelerator).

Technicians in the Multi-Service Technician position have the opportunity to work in and with a select few of these specialty services offering their support and assistance when necessary.  Each service has its nuances, but overall technicians provide assistance to veterinarians, interns, residents, veterinary students, and other staff members of the UF team. The Small Animal Hospital is looking for technicians that are enthusiastic about the exemplary care offered to patients who visit us, and who are interested in growing personally and professionally. Technicians should be motivated individuals who possess the drive to succeed in a busy hospital and have an interest in working in an educational environment.

Oncology Service Representative

(1 Open Position)

The AAHA accredited Oncology service sees over 3,500 patients annually, offering a state of the art level of care through medical intervention, surgical expertise, and radiation therapy. Highlights of this service include personalized chemotherapy protocols, advanced radiation therapy treatments utilizing our linear accelerator, and progressive treatment options such as melanoma vaccines.

The Small Animal Hospital’s Oncology Service Representative will be an integral of member of the service, acting as a point person for communication with clients, other areas of the hospital, and referring veterinarians.  The ideal candidate is an excellent verbal and written communicator, highly self-motivated, and able to prioritize well.  Job duties may include appointment scheduling, processing of phone messages, coordination of patient care workflow, and communication with a large array of members of the veterinary care team, among others. This position will work with the Medical, Surgical, and Radiation Oncology Services.

Operating Room Surgical Technician

(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.

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.

Radiation Oncology Veterinary Technician

(1 Open Position)

The AAHA accredited Oncology service sees over 3,500 patients annually, offering a state of the art level of care through medical intervention, radiation therapy, and surgical expertise. Highlights of this service include personalized chemotherapy and melanoma vaccines protocols, advanced radiation therapy treatments with our linear accelerator, and surgical options such as VAC (venous access port) placement.

The Small Animal Hospital is seeking technicians who are passionate about the opportunities a specialty oncology service can provide in prolonging the lives of their patients while extending compassion and empathy to their patients and loved ones. Technicians provide support by assisting veterinarians with exams and treatments, as well as providing insight, instruction, and demonstration to veterinary students. Access to the wide range of treatments and services offered through the Oncology service makes this a great opportunity for those considering specialization (VTS).

 

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