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 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.

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 vm-recruiter@vetmed.ufl.edu

 

 

Internships

Accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Internship Program has expired.  Best of luck to all applicants!

If you are interested in applying for the 2018-2019 Internship Program, please look out for the application to be available in the Fall of 2017. Or check out the information from this year here to review some program basics.

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

Anesthesia Veterinary Technician

(1 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.

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician

(3 Open Positions)

The Emergency & Critical Care Service 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. Ideal candidates 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.

Integrative Medicine Veterinary Technician

(1 Open Position)

The AAHA accredited Integrative Medicine Service provides therapeutic treatment plans to over 2,600 patients seen yearly to enhance health and healing by supplementing other medical or surgical treatments. Some modalities currently used in this service include land and underwater treadmill, current pool, acupuncture and electroacupuncture, nutritional services, electrical stimulation, laser, therapeutic ultrasound, shockwave, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and manual therapies.

The UF Veterinary Hospital is seeking technicians who are enthusiastic about integrative medicine and what it has to offer to their patients. Technicians in this service assist with exams, directly provide rehabilitation under the direction of faculty veterinarians, coordinate the schedule including with other specialty services, and provide clinical instruction and demonstration to veterinary students.  Access to such a wide variety of modalities is a great opportunity if considering a certification in rehabilitation or a specialty certification.

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).

OR 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, plus much more.

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.

Progressive Care Ward Technician – COMING SOON!

(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.

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, 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 by assisting veterinarians with exams and treatments, as well as providing insight, instruction, and demonstration to veterinary students by specifically providing radiation therapy to cancer patients who are under anesthesia by way of a linear accelerator.

Surgical Oncology Veterinary Technician

(2 Open Positions)

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 in the surgical oncology service provide support 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).

 

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