Job TitleVeterinary Technician III
AgencyTexas A&M University
DepartmentDean Of Veterinary Medicine
Proposed Minimum Salary
Proposed Minimum Salary$21.33 hourly
Job LocationCollege Station, Texas
Glimpse of the Job
Do you enjoy a fast-paced learning environment dedicated to the highest quality patient care in animal veterinary medicine?
The Veterinary Technician III is responsible to provide support to veterinarians in the instruction of clinical skills which includes primary patient care, basic surgery, diagnostic techniques and anesthesia with an emphasis on clinical techniques, specifically anesthesia and surgery related techniques. This position may serve as senior technician or the intermediate supervisor to veterinary technical staff within the clinical skills service group and oversee the maintenance of the physical area within the clinical skills laboratory. Our technicians are trained to be the power behind patient care. Successful candidates will play an absolute vital role in the care of our patients alongside our faculty veterinarians, residents, interns, and 4th year professional veterinary students. This position is crucial in helping guide, teach, and mentor veterinarians of our future. We take great pride in developing our team, and we are dedicated to helping them achieve their highest potential.
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 veterinary hospital or referral clinic environment.
Preferred qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Specialty training in anesthesia, surgery, or related area. Two years relevant experience within the Texas A&M University System. CVT, LVT, or specialty technician license.
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: $21.33 – $23.46
Work Schedule: Candidates must have the ability to work alternative shifts, holidays, weekends, and on-call duty.
Other Requirements or Factors: 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?
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 committed to diversity.
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