Veterinary Technician I - Food Animal Medicine

Updated: 4 days ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Veterinary Technician I - Food Animal Medicine


Texas A&M University


Vet Med-Teaching Hospital

Proposed Minimum Salary

$19.11 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Glimpse of the Job

Do you enjoy a fast-paced learning environment dedicated to the highest quality patient care in small animal veterinary medicine?

The Veterinary Technician I in Large Animal Food Animal Medicine is responsible for providing care and treatment of animals admitted to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital; provides assistance to the professional staff, and instructs veterinary students and subordinate staff in clinical techniques.

The VMTH offers additional incentives for our veterinary technician staff to balance their careers, family, and pets.  The VMTH provides a generous cellphone allowance, opportunities for continuing education at the local, state, and national level, scrubs, discounted pet care, and much more. Shift differential pay is available for eligible shifts. There is opportunity for career ladder advancement as well as opportunity for licensed veterinary technicians to work towards specialty certification. The Blinn Veterinary Technology Program is housed in the same building as the VMTH.  There are flexible work schedules for evening, overnight and weekend shifts in some service areas of the VMTH.


Minimum qualifications for an entry level include: Associate degree in Veterinary Technology, Biomedical Science, Animal Science or a related area, or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Four years of technical experience in a small animal veterinary hospital, referral clinic or specialty hospital environment.

What you need to do

Apply! Submitting a cover letter and resume attached to the application will assist us in our review. You may attach the files during the application process.

What you need to know

Salary Range: $19.11 - $21.02

Work Schedule: Position is scheduled to work Monday - Friday from 3:00pm - 12:00 midnight. Candidates must have the ability to work alternative shifts, holidays, weekends, and on-call duty. Must have the ability to work around animals, hay, or dust. Ability to move heavy loads.

Essential Personnel: This position is 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 their direct supervisor.

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.

Why Texas A&M University? 

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities. Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

Benefits of working at Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University is a prestigious university with strong traditions, core values , and a community of caring and collaboration.  We are committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service

Amenities associated with a major university, such as sporting and cultural events, state-of-the-art recreation facilities, the Bush Library and Museum, and much more await you. Experience all that a big city has to offer but with a reasonable cost-of-living and no long commutes. 

In addition, you have access to many benefits and perks, such as:

  • Health , dental , vision , life and long-term disability insurance with Texas A&M contributing to employee health and basic life premiums

  • 12-15 days of annual paid holidays 

  • Up to eight hours of paid sick leave  and at least eight hours of paid vacation each month

  • Automatically enrollment in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas 

  • Health and Wellness: Free exercise programs and release time

  • Professional Development: All employees have access to free LinkedIn Learning  training, webinars, and limited financial support to attend conferences, workshops, and more 

  • Educational release time and tuition assistance  for completing a degree while a Texas A&M employee

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.

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