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 Assistant

(Multiple Shifts)

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. Ideal candidates for this position should be hardworking, dependable, and be able to work in a proactive and autonomous fashion, along with having an eye for details. This is a great entry-level opportunity for those interested in the veterinary field, specifically in anesthesia.

Anesthesia Veterinary Technician

(5 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.

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

(1 Open Position)

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

(3 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.

Medical Oncology Veterinary Assistant

(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.

In particular, this service is looking for a veterinary assistant to help within the Medical Oncology area so the technicians and doctors can continue to provide excellent patient-focused care. Primary duties of the assistant will include assisting the veterinary technician with anesthetizing patients and ensure safe recoveries. They would also maintain the cleanliness of the area and equipment along with maintaining the inventory and stock. Additionally, the position may assist other areas of oncology when needed.

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).

Oncology Service Representative

(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’s Oncology Service Representative will be an integral of member of the service, acting as a point person for communication with clients, other areas of the hospital, and referring veterinarians. The ideal candidate is an excellent verbal and written communicator, highly self-motivated, and able to prioritize well. Job duties may include appointment scheduling, processing of phone messages, coordination of patient care workflow, and communication with a large array of members of the veterinary care team, among others. This position will work with the Medical, Surgical, and Radiation Oncology Services.

Operating Room 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.

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.  Direct patient care, including post-operatively is not part of the normal duties for the O.R. Surgical Technician.

Progressive Care Ward Veterinary Technician

(2 Open Positions)

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, radiation therapy, and surgical expertise. 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 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, specifically for the Radiation Oncology area. Technicians provide support by assisting veterinarians with exams and treatments, as well as providing insight, instruction, and demonstration to veterinary students. Access to the wide range of treatments and services offered through the Oncology service makes this a great opportunity for those considering specialization (VTS).

Reproduction Veterinary Technician

(1 Open Position)

The UF Small Animal Hospital Reproduction service offers amenities such as progesterone testing, brucellosis testing, insemination collecting and evaluation, along with procedures such as ultrasounding and AI. The service tends to various species, but mostly dogs.

The service is seeking a part-time technician who will be responsible for assisting and facilitating client service related matters along with appointments, medical treatments, and procedures under the supervision of a veterinarian. Technicians also assist veterinary students and help to maintain a clean, sanitary, and functionally well-organized service.

 

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