Registered Veterinary Technician - 24/7
Athens, GA 
Posted 7 days ago
Job Description
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S05434P
Working Title Registered Veterinary Technician - 24/7
Department VetMed-VTH Small Animal Emerg
About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.

The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community (
College/Unit/Department website
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
This position is within the Emergency and Critical Care unit of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital that is open 24/7/365. Multiple shifts are open which include overnights, weekends, holidays and on-call. All shifts after 6pm and weekends include shift differentials above the regular hourly pay rate.
Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience
Posting Date 03/29/2022
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 04/11/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (
Position Information

Classification Title Animal Care Veterinary/Animal Science Paraprofessional/Professional
FLSA Non-Exempt
FTE 1.0
Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
Proven experience in an emergency healthcare setting that will include critical care for small animals.
Registered Veterinary Technician license within the state of Georgia, or ability to transfer another state license within 6 months.
Position Summary
The registered veterinary technician position is responsible for providing animal nursing care within the Emergency Critical Care unit of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. This position is skilled in all facets of veterinary animal care regarding patient assessment, emergency triage procedures, surgery preparation and patient case management. This position involves handling patients in life threatening situations where the following duties involved in triage of accident patients includes: CPR, Collection of blood, urine by expression, cystocentesis or catheterization, Administration and application of anesthesia, drugs, fluids, medications and immunological agents by oral, parenteral and injectable routes and utilization of computer systems to enter and maintain medical record keeping. The RVT will need to professionally communicate with Veterinarians, students and fellow technicians concerning the affected workflow, time limitations and patient status and will maintain a positive attitude and calm demeanor throughout stressful situations.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Position needs graduation from an accredited Veterinary Technician program and passing the VTNE with confirmed RVT license in the state of Georgia or ability to obtain an RVT license in the state of Georgia within 6 months of employment.
-Experience properly handling animals.
-Capable of dealing with stressful situations.
-Ability to perform phlebotomy on animals.
-Capable of manually calculating basic formulas for weight conversions, medication dose conversions.
-Knowledge of animal anatomy.
Physical Demands
1. Lift and carry up to 75 pounds.
2. Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions, deal with problems with concrete variables and draw appropriate/accurate conclusions.
3. Sit, stand, stoop, bend and walk intermittently during the day on hard floor surfaces.
4. Dealing with stressful situations.
5. Manual dexterity sufficient to accurately work with small, delicate pieces of equipment or large heavy objects/containers/machinery.
6. Wear all protective gear including mask, gloves, gown, hairnet, safety goggles etc.
7. Work for long periods of time with arms extended.
8. Work within an environment that has high levels of animal sounds, bodily fluids that need disposal, and open wound management.
Is driving a responsibility of this position? No
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes
Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.

-Provide medical care to small animal patients that are receiving emergency services. Read and understand patient records, and having knowledge of medical condition processes. Will perform multiple procedures, including intravenous and arterial catheterization, Collection of blood, urine by expression, CPR and triage.
-Administration and application of treatments, drugs, fluids, medications and immunological agents by oral, parenteral and injectable routes, venipuncture, intubation, calculating drug doses.
Percentage of time 40
-Use equipment such as pulse oximetery, direct arterial pressures, central venous pressures, IV fluid pumps, syringe pumps, indirect blood pressures and oxygen cages. Manage of various types of tubes (chest, GI and nasal), troubleshooting various catheters and tubes for problems and solutions, caring for emergent and critical patients.
-Induction and maintenance of anesthesia; placement of intra-nasal, intra-gastric tubes; dental procedures; euthanasia; surgical assistance; resuscitative procedures; applications of splints and slings; application of appropriate wound dressings and external supportive care in severe wound and burn cases.
Percentage of time 30
Attend and provide in-put during patient rounds, complete patient status reports, assist with patient receiving, perform or assist with specimen collection, enter VETVIEW requests and patient charges, communicate surgical cases with anesthesia, obtain lab results.
Percentage of time 30

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
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