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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 Veterinary Hospitals, please visit the UF Jobs site.

The Veterinary Hospitals Recruitment Brochure is available here.

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Open Positions

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

(3 Open Positions)

The Emergency & Critical Care Service located in Gainesville, FL 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.

Internal Medicine Veterinary Technician II or Specialist

(1 Open Position)

The University of Florida Small Animal Hospital is seeking a skilled Veterinary Technician to join our Internal Medicine service. This position will be hired as either a Veterinary Technician 2 or a Veterinary Technician Specialist depending on qualifications and certifications of the final candidate. 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.

Anesthesia Veterinary Technician I

(1 Open Position)

The AAHA accredited Anesthesia & 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.

Anesthesia Assistant (OPS)

(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. This is a great entry-level opportunity for those interested in the veterinary field, specifically in anesthesia.

Dental Veterinary Technician I, II, or Specialist

(1 Open Position)

The AAHA accredited Primary Care and Dentistry Service provides exceptional general care to companion animals in addition to being able to offer specialized care to those suffering from periodontal disease.  Last year over 5,000 patients were seen in this service and highlights include an in-house laboratory station and dental radiography machines.

This service is seeking technicians who are eager to deliver extraordinary care to their patients and who have a special interest in dentistry. Technicians assist in providing treatments to patients for general care appointments and for dental procedures, along with providing demonstration and instruction to veterinary students. The chance to work in a state-of-the-art area, and specifically in dentistry, is a great opportunity for those interested in obtaining a VTS.

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