Jobs and Internships

The Small Animal Hospital is seeking new team members to join our hospital 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.

Questions about CARE employment? Click here to get answers to common questions about CARE employment benefits. Benefits for other job classifications, including TEAMS and OPS, can be viewed here.

The Veterinary Hospitals Recruitment Brochure is available here.

For specific questions in regards to a posting below please send inquires to vm-recruiter@vetmed.ufl.edu

 

Internships

The deadline for the 2018-2019 Veterinary Technician Internship Program cycle has passed.  Please check back Fall 2018 for more information on the 2019-2020 cycle.

To review information from the previous cycle, please visit here.

Open Positions

Anesthesia Veterinary Technician

(3 Open Positions)

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 we are seeking technicians who are looking for an opportunity to specialize in veterinary anesthesia and pain management as a long term career choice.

Client Services Representative

(1 Open Position)

The 100,000 square foot AAHA accredited Small Animal Hospital has a variety of specialty services to offer to the over 39,000 patients seen yearly, thus making the duties of a Client Services Representative vast and diverse. Specialty services assisted by Client Service Representatives include Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency & Critical Care, Integrative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery, Primary Care & Dentistry, and Zoological Medicine.

Front Desk CSR’s are considered the initial impression of the Small Animal Hospital and their duties include welcoming guests, checking-in clients and their pets, addressing concerns, and offering information about the hospital to clients. Floor CSR’s are assigned to a particular service and are intermediaries between clients, referring veterinarians, and the internal staff including technicians, interns, residents, faculty clinicians, and veterinary students from all services.  They are responsible for ensuring the appointment goes smoothly, addressing concerns, coordinating activities for the patient, reviewing invoices, and discharging patients.  The Emergency and Primary Care Services front desk offers a unique CSR whose duties and responsibilities are a combination of both. Specialized CSRs are also available to assist with Accounts Receivable and Medical Records.

We are seeking staff members that are enthusiastic about the exemplary care offered to patients who visit the Small Animal Hospital, and who are interested in strengthening the human-animal bond by providing support and excellent communication.

Dermatology Veterinary Assistant

(1 Open Position)

The AAHA accredited Dermatology service specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all companion animals with skin diseases, management of chronic ear diseases, and immunological dermatoses such as autoimmune skin diseases, food reactions, and atopic dermatitis. Some amenities include video otoscopy and ear flushing, and allergy testing and formulation of allergy vaccines in-house.

In particular, the service is seeking a technician assistant to join the team. Assistants provide support to the technicians and clinicians so they can continue to focus on providing exceptional care to their patients. Primary responsibilities would include providing patient restraint and auxiliary support during appointments, treatments, and procedures.

Diagnostic Imaging Veterinary Technician

(1 Open Position)

The AAHA accredited Diagnostic Imaging service oversees the operation of our state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment and offers the following services/modalities: digital radiography, MRI, CT, ultrasonography, IR/cath lab services, and nuclear scintigraphy. This service is integral in the diagnostic process with the use of these imaging modalities for all services within both the Large and Small Animal Hospitals and obtain imaging on a variety of species including exotics.

Technicians play a crucial role in obtaining these diagnostic images by coordinating the imaging needs through intradepartmental collaborative efforts, operating and maintaining the machines, and producing high quality images. Additionally, technicians play a significant role in instructing veterinary students, fellow technicians, and other hospital personnel in the processes. The service is seeking technicians who are excited to advance their diagnostic imaging techniques and interested in the educational component of being in an academic setting.

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Assistant

(5 Shifts/Multiple Positions)

The Emergency & Critical Care Service is seeking veterinary technicians and assistants 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.

Assistants provide aid to veterinary technicians and clinicians with triaging patients and critically ill patients. The assistants would be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the ICU and ER rooms and equipment as well as maintaining inventory and stock in these rooms. Other duties include but are not limited to providing patient restraint, transporting patients throughout the hospital, medical record documentation, and assisting with volunteer orientation and training.

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician

(5 Open Positions)

The Emergency & Critical Care Service is seeking veterinary technicians and assistants 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.

Internal Medicine Service Representative

(1 Open Position)

The AAHA accredited Internal Medical Service sees a wide variety of cases and manages complex long term disease processes. Additional diagnostic procedures are available with use of our advanced endoscopic suite.

The Small Animal Hospital’s Internal Medicine Service Representative will be an integral of member of the service, acting as a point person for communication with clients, referring veterinarians, and other areas of the hospital.

Medical 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 and melanoma vaccine protocols, advanced radiation therapy treatments with our linear accelerator, and surgical options such as VAP (venous access port) placement.

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, specifically for the Medical Oncology area. 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. 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).

Neurology Veterinary Technician

(1 Open Position)

The AAHA accredited Neurology service tends to patients suffering from epilepsy and other seizure disorders, inflammatory and infectious nervous system diseases, intervertebral disk herniation and compressive spinal disorders, and brain tumors among other neurological disorders.

The service is seeking a technician to assist with receiving neurology patients for evaluation and rechecks, performing nursing care such as feeding, treatments, bandaging, and physical therapy, instructing veterinary students in general technical skills as well as specialized neurology nursing, client and referring veterinarian communication, and assisting clinicians in performing exams and procedures on patients, among other responsibilities.

Progressive Care Ward Veterinary Technician

(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.

Small Animal Hospital Assistant

(1 Open Position)

Sprawling over 100,000 square feet, the Small Animal Hospital is AAHA accredited and offers 15 specialties to the almost 40,000 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, the capability to use various rehabilitative modalities (i.e. hyperbaric oxygen therapy, underwater treadmills, and acupuncture), and radiation therapy services utilizing a LINAC (Linear Accelerator).

The Small Animal Hospital is recruiting for an assistant who will provide administrative support to two veterinary technician managers. This individual will assist with a variety of tasks as directed by the managers.

Veterinary Community Outreach Program Veterinary Technician

(1 Open Position)

The Veterinary Community Outreach Program is recruiting for a Veterinary Technician to help with the daily activities involved in this program. The program is a clinical rotation for junior and senior veterinary students. The program is designed to introduce students to the challenges of veterinary practice in both community and shelter environments and give experience in spay and neuter techniques of canine and felines. This position will work closely with clinicians and students in providing the necessary care to potentially adoptable pets.

 

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