Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Technician - Anesthesia

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Why choose this job

Interested in anesthesia in academia? Join our team at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine! We are looking to hire a full time anesthesia technician! The College of Veterinary Medicine seeks a Veterinary Technician that will perform various tasks related to the care and treatment of animal patients in a specialized anesthesia clinical service area. This position will have the opportunity to cross-train with the Large Animal Anesthesia, with a primary focus on Small Animal Anesthesia Services. You will work with an incredible team of board certified anesthesiologists and surgeons, specialized residents, interns and, of course, some amazing technicians! Our anesthesia department services all departments of the veterinary teaching hospital including surgical oncology, ophthalmology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, dermatology, orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, radiation oncology, theriogenology, etc. Our caseload is varied and complex with routine involvement in advanced anesthetic care including nerve blocks, critical case management, exotics, thoracotomies, large animal, CRIs, and more! Come learn, grow, and influence the next generation of veterinarians all in the Loveliest Village on the Plains! War Eagle! This is a Monday thru Friday, position, however, hours will vary and after-hours/weekend hours are required. Learn more about VET MED and take a campus tour here: Education Level: Associates degree in a technical or scientific field related to area of assignment. Field of Study: Degree in Veterinary Technology or a related field that qualifies an individual to obtain national certification Years of Experience: None required for entry level Area of Experience: Experience in Veterinary Technology or in the care and comfort of animals Minimum License and Certifications: Active license 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. Desired Qualifications: Experience working in veterinary anesthesia is preferred. Also desired is experience in the care and comfort of animals, as well as detailed knowledge in the field. ::::::APPLY HERE NOW:::::: Check out all CVM open jobs by visiting and click 'Non-Faculty' AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


Essential Functions: *Assists in the administration and monitoring of anesthesia and a variety of tasks in the care, observation and treatment of animals in a specialized large and small animal clinical service area. With oversight from a veterinary anesthesiologist, independently performs anesthesia and peri-operative pain management for veterinary species. *Specifically: perform cursory physical examinations, calculate drug dosages, maintain anesthesia equipment, administer pre-anesthetic medications, induce anesthesia, perform endotracheal intubation, insure safe positioning of patients for surgery, monitor physiological parameters, properly document anesthetic events in medical record, recognize anesthetic complications and institute proper corrective actions, recover patients from anesthesia, and enter patient charges into practice management software application. *Responsibilities are conducted in a teaching hospital on clinical cases. Anesthetist is also responsible for overseeing and instructing professional students in the safe and effective application of veterinary anesthesia and pain management. *Will be responsible for application of a wide variety of anesthetic agents and equipment. *Manages anesthesia for moderate, complex and critical patients. *Position has the potential to be physically (lifting, restraining, transporting animals) and mentally (rapid evaluation of physiologic parameters) demanding. *Position involves on-call responsibilities on nights and weekends. Working Hours: Hours generally vary between 7:30 AM to 7 PM Monday through Friday on a rotating 4 day- 10 hour workweek schedule with after-hours and weekend on-call required.

Here's what you'll be doing

  • Monitor and maintain general anaesthesia
  • Monitor and care for emergency and critical patients

Some of our perks include

  • 31100 to 54200 USD per year
  • 32 days leave
  • Relocation allowance
  • Funded continuous education
  • Why should YOU work for VET MED? *Excellent full-time benefits that start on Day 1! *Medical, dental, and vision insurance options for you and your family. *Generous Transition Allowance to make your move easier. *Generous state retirement program with eligibility to receive monthly payments after 10 years of service. *How about these numbers? 4 weeks of vacation, 96 hours of sick leave, 6 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child, and 9 official paid holidays. *Overnight and weekend shift differentials = more $$$ in your pocket. *Veterinary care and food discounts for your pets. *Uniform and continuing education allowances. *Tuition assistance for you and your dependents after a year of service. *Opportunities for advancement. It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!
Auburn, Alabama
Jan 9, 2023
Veterinary Nurse / Tech
31100 to 54200 USD
Small animal

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Interested in practicing gold-standard patient care, working alongside some of the most accomplished veterinary professionals in the field, and influencing the next generation of veterinarians? AUCVM is the place for you! Come join us and see where your career can take you!

The Team

Our team includes 75 veterinarians and 90 veterinary nurses / techs