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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 are highlighted below.  To see 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




Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2016-2017 Veterinary Technician Internship Program, but please check back late Fall 2016 for details on next years program!


Open Positions

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

(3 Open Positions)

The Emergency & Critical Care Service located in Gainesville, FL is seeking all levels of experience of 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. Emergency and Critical Care experience is not required.

We encourage technicians who are new to the field, to those that have experience and looking to earn their VTS to apply. If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated and interested in joining our team click on the above link(s) to apply today!


Multi-Service Veterinary Technician I or II

Sprawling over 100,000 square feet, the Small Animal Hospital is AAHA accredited and offers 13 specialties to the over 30,000 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, and the capability to use various rehabilitative modalities (i.e. hyperbaric oxygen therapy, underwater treadmills, and acupuncture) and a LINAC (Linear Accelerator) machine.

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 Veterinary Technician I, II, or Specialist

(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 with our linear accelerator, and advanced treatment options such as melanoma vaccines.

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 and assistance to all areas of the Oncology service by assisting veterinarians with exams and treatments, as well as providing insight, instruction, and demonstration to veterinary students. In addition, access to the wide range of treatments and services offered through the Oncology service makes this a great opportunity for those considering specialization (VTS).


Progressive Care Ward Veterinary Technician I or II

(1 Open Position)

The Progressive Care Ward is a subset of the Emergency and Critical Care Service, which is VECCS Level I certified and AAHA accredited. Operating daily as a 24-hour ward, the PCW provides supportive patient care for all departments of the small animal services, including orthopedic, neurology, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, and oncology. We are comprised of a dedicated staff including 35 full and part-time ECC technicians. These technicians work in concert with our team of ECC-boarded clinicians, residents, interns, and a bi-monthly rotation of veterinary students. Highlights of this service include a state-of-the-art isolation area and access to the most advanced care available.

Technicians in this service provide continued treatments and care to patients post emergency, pre or post operatively, or to any other patient that needs further dedicated care in ensuring their recovery. This position offers an excellent opportunity to utilize the skills and knowledge you have acquired from your previous experiences, as well as the chance to learn advanced technical skills and broaden your emergency and critical care knowledge. By working side-by-side with the Intensive Care Unit, PCW staff have the added opportunity to explore that service in greater depth, benefiting those considering specialization.


Anesthesia & Pain Management Veterinary Technician 1

(1 Open Position)

The Anesthesia and Pain Management Service is responsible for administrating anesthetics, and monitoring patients before and after procedures for all other 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.


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