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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.

See brochure about jobs at the UF College of Veterinary medicine.



Information for the 2016-2017 Veterinary Technician Internship program 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


Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Technician II

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(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!


Floater Veterinary Technician I or Technician II

(1 Open Position)

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 Floater 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 SAH 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.


Anesthesia Veterinary Technician I

(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.


Primary Care and Dentistry Veterinary Technician I, II, or Specialist

(1 Open Position)

The University of Florida Small Animal Hospital is seeking a skilled Veterinary Technician to join our Primary Care & Dentistry Service as the main dental technician. This position will be hired as either a Veterinary Technician 1, a Veterinary Technician 2, or a Veterinary Technician Specialist depending on qualifications and certifications of the final candidate. Our facility is a state of the art primary care and referral center that provides a teaching environment for students.


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