This opening is dual-posted with the Sr. Veterinary Technician - Small Animal position (Job ID 48212). Openings may be filled at either level depending on the experience of the candidate.
The College of Veterinary Medicine at MU is on a mission to inclusively educate and train outstanding clinicians and scientists from diverse backgrounds, generate new knowledge, engage stakeholders, and foster economic growth, all of which promote and protect the health and welfare of animals and people. Simply put, our mission is to Teach, Heal, Discover, and Serve.
Veterinarians throughout the Midwest refer animal clients to the Veterinary Health Center for specialized diagnoses and treatment. With sophisticated therapeutic equipment that includes an underwater treadmill, advanced imaging techniques, and groundbreaking equine lameness diagnostic equipment, we are a center for animal healthcare.
The Veterinary Health Center is currently hiring Registered Veterinary Technicians for multiple small animal service lines. Our technicians have the opportunity to work collaboratively with some of the top clinicians, registered veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants in Missouri, the United States, and the world. Our technicians impact the quality of life for our patients as well as their owners and families. We are seeking energetic, caring, empathetic, and driven individuals who seek an environment that fosters continuous learning and professional development as well as top notch service delivery. We currently have openings in Critical Care (ER and ICU), Oncology, Neurology, Anesthesia, Ophthalmology, and Shelter Medicine.
Primary responsibilities for Veterinary Technicians may include:
Conduct initial exam of animal including taking vital signs, drawing blood, collecting specimens, and gathering medical histories.
Calm and soothe patients; safely restrain, transport, and handle patients; and prepare patients for treatments and procedures.
Provide emergency first aid; monitor critical patients; participate in and assist with procedures and treatments; administer medication as prescribed by a veterinarian.
Prepare equipment for surgical procedures; clean and organize treatment and examination rooms.
Educate clients and owners on treatment plans, behavior changes, feeding, exercise and overall wellness for their animals; update patient medical records.
Participate in teaching veterinary students and assist with research activities.
Other duties as assigned. Duties will vary across service lines.
Salary Range: hiring range begins at $19.00 per hour for new graduates without a license and $20.00 per hour for those with a license. GGS Grade: 006 University Title: Veterinary Technician Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.
We offer a hiring incentive of up to $1,000.00 for qualified individuals. Shift differential is available on some evening and overnight shifts.
Shifts can vary depending on the service line. Most service lines operate Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm.
Shifts in Small Animal Critical Care (ER and ICU) include nights, overnights, and weekends. Shift preferences will be discussed during interview process.
Graduation from an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology Program.
Licensure as a Registered Veterinary Technician in the State of Missouri, or eligibility to obtain Missouri Licensure within 6 months after start date.
Successful candidates will exhibit the following skills and core competencies:
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative environment.
Continuous learning and professional growth and development mindset.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders, constituents, and clients.
Keen understanding of animal behavior and strong clinical skills to properly evaluate a patient's condition.
Detailed-oriented and well organized to take medical histories, carry out instructions, document patient statistics and update records.
Enjoy working with animals and have the ability to comfort, handle and restrain large and small pets.
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This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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