Veterinary Technician Assistant - SA ER

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: PartTime

Job Title

Veterinary Technician Assistant - SA ER


Texas A&M University


Vet Med-Teaching Hospital

Proposed Minimum Salary

$16.35 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

The Small Animal Hospital is dedicated to the total well-being and care of a pet throughout its lifetime. We are a part of the Vet Med Teaching Hospital (VMTH) at Texas A&M University with a team of dedicated, caring veterinary medical professionals!

What we want

The Veterinary Technician Assistant, under supervision, assists the veterinary technicians in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) performing a variety of basic functions of limited complexity. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Salary Range: $16.35 - $17.99

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

As a Healthcare facility, The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital COVID-19 guidelines may vary from those located on the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ website.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Two years of related experience in animal care

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills, ability to work well with others

  • No inhibiting allergies to animals or disinfectants, ability to lift heavy loads

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Other Requirements or Factors:

  • Persons in this position are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless or until relieved by the direct supervisor

  • Ability to lift heavy loads

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA)

  • Experience in animal handling and animal care

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA)


  • Technical Assistance - Under the supervision of a Veterinary Technician I or higher, provides restraint for medical procedures, feeds and walks patients per clinician’s orders, obtains and stocks supplies for the service. Observes and reports changes in patient status or behavior to appropriate medical staff. Proficient in use of computers and comfortable with the Veterinary Medical Information System (VMIS) and Instinct. Assists with medical procedures, performs basic blood sample analysis, assists with transporting patients to CT, radiology, or ultrasound. Assists with patient triage, obtaining patient vitals and treatments under the supervision of a Veterinary Technician I or higher.

  • Inventory Control and Hospital Maintenance - Maintains a sanitary and well-organized service within the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Sanitizes and disinfects animal housing areas within SA-ER. Maintains a functional, organized, and safe working environment at all times. Disinfects exam tables, equipment, and animal cages. Replenishes clean laundry. Picks up service pharmacy orders and restocks the service with necessary supplies. Cleans floors, sinks and countertops.

  • Holiday Coverage or Alternate Shifts - Requires participating in Holiday coverage, as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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