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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 see other positions available at the Small Animal Hospital, please visit the UF Jobs site.

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Internships

Learn more about our internship program for veterinary technicians.  We are no longer accepting applications for the 2015-2016 internship program.Please check back with us if you are interested in applying for the 2016-2017 program.

 

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

 

Small Animal Oncology Veterinary Technician 2

(1 Open Position)

The Veterinary Technician position in UF’s Small Animal Oncology department provides support and assistance to the medical, surgical, and radiation oncology programs. This position offers opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the Oncology Service. Thus, 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.

 

Primary Care and Dentistry Veterinary Technician 2

(2 Open Positions)

The University of Florida Small Animal Hospital is recruiting a Veterinary Technician for their Primary Care and Dentistry 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 Primary Care patients, including providing nursing care, assisting clinicians in performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and instructing veterinary students in routine procedures such as venipuncture, cystocentesis, and routine treatments. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has strong interpersonal skills, and has the desire to learn and develop their skills and capabilities.

 

Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Technician 2

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(2 Open Positions)

UF’s Small Animal Hospital is recruiting for a Veterinary Technician for their Emergency and Critical Care Department.  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.  This position requires a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and disease processes.

 

Diagnostic Imaging Veterinary Technician 1 or 2

(1 Open Position)

The Veterinary Technician 1 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. 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 Veterinary Technician 2 position has all responsibilities as the Veterinary Technician 1 position, but is also responsible for assisting the radiologist in performing routine radiologic procedures, providing nursing care for patients while they are in radiology department.  Operate CR/DR imaging and film processing systems.  Operate equipment such as digital fluoroscopy, Nuclear Medicine, CT or MRI.  Work with and instruct veterinary students in performance of radiographic examinations.

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. The successful candidate is expected to communicate with and assist the Veterinary Care Manager. This position works mainly Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 6:00pm and on some holidays. Please apply for either the Veterinary Technician 1 or 2 position dependent on your qualifications.

 

Progressive Care Ward Veterinary Technician – OPS

(1 Open Position)

The Progressive Care Unit Veterinary Technician 1 is a position that provides nursing care for hospitalized pre and post-operative patients. The incumbent assists senior technicians, clinicians, and students with patient care and clinical procedures. He/she is expected to communicate effectively and demonstrate critical thinking and professionalism. This position requires a strong basic knowledge of veterinary nursing care and equipment. The incumbent must be a motivated, well-organized, and caring individual who is knowledgeable and skillful in the nursing care of general and critically ill animal patients. This position requires a post offer health assessment and criminal background check. This position will work overnights and weekends.

 

Integrative Medicine Veterinary Technician 2

(1 Open Position)

The Veterinary Technician position in UF’s Integrative Medicine service will assist with treatments, instruction, and organization of patients being seen for acupuncture, rehabilitation, nutrition, or hyperbaric oxygen therapies. This person assists with exams, directly provides rehabilitation and hyperbaric oxygen therapies under the direction of faculty veterinarians, assists with acupuncture and nutritional therapies, coordinates the schedule and interfaces with other services, and provides clinical instruction and assistance to veterinary students. Modalities currently used in this service include, among others: land and underwater treadmill, current pool, acupuncture and electroacupuncture, electrical stimulation, laser, therapeutic ultrasound, shockwave, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and manual therapies. The service treats small animals, exotics, wildlife, and some equine patients. This person has direct contact with clients and referring veterinarians and must have excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate combines exceptional customer service with veterinary technical skill, excitement to learn new modalities of treatment, and a passion for teaching.

 

Call Center Agent

(2 Open Position)

The Call Center Agent for the Small Animal Hospital is a key role within our hospital. The candidate will serve as the primary contact for clients and is responsible for building and maintaining a beneficial hospital-client relationship. This position will be responsible for answering all incoming calls, which range from routine appointment scheduling, to emergencies, to inquiries from both the public and referring veterinarians. The candidate will also be responsible for maintaining multiple appointment schedules for both our doctors and our clients. Other job duties may include (but are not limited to): Registering clients, medical recording, reviewing invoices, and collecting payments via telephone. The candidate will be required to successfully educate clients on the wide variety of services offered by the departments. This position requires a composed and sincere individual who can fulfill the job duties even under stressful conditions. The individual must demonstrate a high degree of competence in the following skills: interpersonal, public relations, and communications. The ideal candidate will additionally demonstrate problem-solving initiative, confidence in handling customer interactions, and aptitude in building and maintaining a client base. A professional manner is required at all times. Previous veterinary experience is required (knowledge of veterinary medical terminology, veterinary medicine, medical records, and billing systems). The individual will work with doctors, clients, and staff and must be able to develop friendly, professional relationships and maintain a positive attitude throughout all interactions. He or she must also possess the ability to empathize with clients that are distressed.

 

Cardiology Veterinary Technician 2

(1 Open Position)

The Veterinary Technician position in UF’s Cardiology department assists with the following:  receiving cardiology patients for evaluation and rechecks, performing nursing care functions such as feeding and treatments, instructing veterinary students in general technical skills as well as specialized cardiology nursing and echocardiography, client and referring veterinarian communication, assist with cardiology procedures both in the catheterization lab and the treatment area, and assisting clinicians in performing exams and procedures on patients, among other responsibilities.

This position requires independent, precise care of animals under the direction of doctors and manager, as well as thorough, professional, and pleasant communication with a wide range of clients, doctors, students, and co-workers.

The ideal candidate has ample experience in veterinary medicine, excellent communication and organization skills, and an interest in teaching.

 

Floater Veterinary Technician 2

(1 Open Position)

The University of Florida Small Animal Hospital is seeking a veterinary technician to assist a variety of specialty services within the hospital. This individual should be interested in providing exemplary veterinary care, teaching veterinary students, and communicating within a large team. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing technical assistance including general nursing care, assisting in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, sample submission and interpretation, and some specialty-specific nursing skills. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, professional, has strong interpersonal skills, and has a strong desire to develop their skills and knowledge.

 

Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Technician – OPS

(1 Open Position)

The University of Florida Small Animal Hospital is recruiting for an experience OPS Veterinary Technician to work 40 hours a week for our Ocala Emergency Practice. Seeking enthusiastic and self-motivated technicians to join our professional hospital staff. Should be proficient in phlebotomy, IV catheter placement, triage, nursing care, anesthesia, and anesthetic monitoring. Must have excellent communication skills, problem solving abilities, and a positive attitude. Looking for outgoing people with a lot of initiative. Should have knowledge of anatomy, physiology, anesthesia, emergency and critical care procedures, and bandage techniques.

 

O.R. Surgical Veterinary Technician 2

(1 Open Position)

The Small Animal Surgery Department with the UF Veterinary Hospitals is recruiting for a Veterinary Technician. This position assists with surgical procedures and coordinates requests as needed. This person performs routine and surgical nursing care functions on animal patients such as surgical preparation, aseptic technique, and pre-surgical treatments. Other duties include: instructing veterinary students in procedures such as proper gowning, gloving, sterile techniques, proper instrumentation, and OR etiquette, orientating students to the OR, inputting charges into Cornerstone daily, and completing surgical records. This position is expected to communicate and assist with the Sr. Veterinary Care Manager.

 

 

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