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Assistant/Tech/Specialist, Veterinary (Overnight)

Auburn, Alabama 36849
United States
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Date Posted: 01/13/2022 | Last Updated: 01/13/2022
Veterinary Technician - Large Animal
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
Not Specified
Minimum Education Level:
High School
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Any Language
Drivers license required?
Commercial drivers license required?
Own car required?
Pets allowed?
Non-smoker required?
Live on site?
Will pay to relocate?
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Description of Equine Internal Medicine Service:
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is home to the John Thomas Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital which was completed in 2003. The equine clinic consists of two in-patient wards (containing air-conditioned and specially designed stalls for neurological or laminitic patients), a self-contained isolation complex, an out-patient/lameness diagnostic complex, an ICU, two large treatment/diagnostic areas, an endoscopy/standing surgical suite, nuclear scintigraphy, complete large animal digital radiological services, centralized pharmacy services, 3 surgical suites with 4 recovery boxes, and house officer/faculty offices and conference areas. Additional services on-site include equine 3T MRI, 64-slice CT, standing CT, and radiation therapy (Varian Edge™ linear accelerator). The JTV Large Animal Teaching Hospital is additionally outfitted with equipment for laparoscopy, digital video endoscopy (traditional and over-ground dynamic), laser surgery, ultrasonography, ECG/blood pressure/pulse oximetry, arthroscopy, critical care monitoring, dentistry, and TVEC.

About the Area:
The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the Auburn University campus in east-central Alabama community of Auburn-Opelika. The vibrant Auburn-Opelika community has a population of over 160,000. The Auburn community has an excellent public school system, regularly ranking in the top 200 systems out of 10,000 in the US. There are strong medical health facilities. The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center brings national and international performances to Auburn. Outdoor recreational opportunities including trails for walking or cycling, Lake Martin with 720 miles of shoreline, National Forest and State Parks are available. The major metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Birmingham, and Montgomery are no more than a two-hour drive, contain diverse personal interest points, and travel venues.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2022 edition of U.S. News and World Report, it was ranked 42nd among the nation’s public universities. Auburn is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees. Enrollment in 2021 was over 31,000 students and included 24,931 undergraduates, 5,346 graduate students, and 1,249 professional-doctorate students in Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. There are 1,644 instructional faculty members distributed across nine Colleges and three Schools. Degrees are offered in more than 200 academic programs. Auburn University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. Collaborative opportunities are readily available within the College of Veterinary Medicine and across the Auburn University campus as well as at medical colleges at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Emory University.
Job Description
**This position is an overnight shift position: Monday – Thursday 9:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m., monthly rotating schedule to weekends, Friday – Sunday 7:00 p.m. – 8: a.m. (Some flexibility will be required)

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This position will provide patient care, including physical exams, medication administration (IV, IM, PO, SQ), constant patient monitoring and hygiene, for all patients admitted after hours by equine critical care, medicine, surgery and theriogenology, and all in-house patients. This position will directly instruct senior veterinary students in technical aspects of patient care. This person will also monitor the welfare of University owned horses, including those enrolled in research projects. This position will provide assistance to clinicians with procedures and receiving of emergency cases.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: instruction of veterinary students in various aspects of equine patient exams, catheter placement, nasogastric intubation, and general horse handling; assist clinicians, students, and residents with admission, patient restraint, and diagnostic procedures of equine cases admitted by the emergency service; provide direct patient care, including, but not limited to, physical exams, medication administration, catheter placement, nasogastric intubation, obtaining blood, fecal and urine samples, and fluid therapy; maintain floor stock and cleanliness of hospital by restocking and cleaning ICU, Isolation, main treatment areas and nurses stations in equine barns.
Job Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent plus 2 years of experience in the care and comfort of animals for entry level Assistant.

Depending on the combination of education and experience, selected candidates may be hired as a Veterinary Assistant, Technician, or Specialist and assigned levels I, II, or III.

Consideration for Veterinary Assistant II requires:
1. High school diploma or equivalent plus 2 years of experience in the care and comfort of animals

Consideration for Veterinary Technician I requires:
1. Associates degree in Veterinary Technology or a related field that qualifies an individual to obtain national certification.
2. Active license with the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medicine as a Veterinary Technician, have met all requirements to become licensed, or have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Veterinary Technician certification or license must be obtained within 6 months of employment.

Consideration for Veterinary Specialist I requires:
1. Associates degree in Veterinary Technology or a related field that qualifies an individual to obtain national certification plus 3 years of experience.
2. Active license with the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medicine as a Veterinary Technician or to have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and have met all requirements to become certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS). Entry into Level II and III requires an employee to have obtained certification as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS).