Assistant/Tech/Specialist, Veterinary Equine Inpatient
Auburn, AL 
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Requisition Number S904P
Home Org Name Clinical Sciences
Division Name College of Veterinary Medicine
Position Title Assistant/Tech/Specialist, Veterinary Equine Inpatient
Job Class Code IC22 (B-C), IC23 (A-C), IC24 (A-C)
Appointment Status Full-time
Part-time FTE
Limited Term No
Limited Term Length
Job Summary
This position is a swing shift position: Monday-Thursday 11:00 am-9:00 pm, monthly rotating schedule to weekend days, Friday-Sunday 7:00 am-8:00 pm (Some flexibility with schedule will be necessary.) This technician will provide patient care, including physical exams, medication administration( IV, IM, PO, SQ), constant patient monitoring and hygiene, for all patients admitted after hours by equine emergency care, medicine, surgery and theriogenology and all in-house patients. This technician will directly instruct senior veterinary students in technical aspects of patient care. This person will also monitor the welfare of University owned horses, including those enrolled in research projects. This technician will provide assistance to clinicians with procedures and receiving of emergency cases.
Essential Functions
Duties will include but are not limited to: instruction of veterinary students in various aspects of equine patient exam, catheter placement, nasogastric intubation, and general horse handling; assist clinicians, students, and residents with admission, patient restraint, and diagnostic procedures of equine cases admitted by the emergency service; provide direct patient care, including, but not limited to physical exams, medication administration, catheter placement, nasogastric intubation, obtaining blood, fecal and urine samples, and fluid therapy; maintain floor stock and cleanliness of the hospital by restocking and cleaning ICU, Isolation, main treatment areas and nurses' stations in equine barns.
Education Level High school diploma or equivalent
Field of Study
Years of Experience 2
Area of Experience
Experience working in a veterinary hospital environment.
Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Depending on the combination of education and experience, selected candidates may be hired as an Inpatient Veterinary Assistant, Technician, or Specialist, and assigned Levels I, II or III.

Consideration for Inpatient Veterinary Assistant II or III requires: 1. High school diploma or equivalent and two (2) years of experience for Level II, or four (4) years of experience for Level III, including at least two (2) years at the preceding level or equivalent.Salary range: determined by eligibility for Level II or III

Consideration for entry-level Inpatient Veterinary Technician requires: 1. Associate's degree in a technical or scientific field related to the area of assignment. Level II requires Associate's degree plus two (2) years of experience. Level III requires Associate's degree plus four (4) years of experience, with at least two (2) years at the preceding level or equivalent. 2. Active license with the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medicine 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.Salary range: determined by eligibility for Level I, II or III

Consideration for entry-level Inpatient Veterinary Specialist requires: 1. Associate's degree in a technical or scientific field related to area of assignment plus three (3) years of experience. Level II requires an Associates degree plus four (4) years of experience, with at least one (1) year at the preceding level or equivalent. Level III requires an Associate's degree plus six (6) years of experience with at least two (2) years at the preceding level or equivalent. 2. Active license with the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medicine as a Veterinary Technician Veterinary Technician Certification having passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE); Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care ~VTS (ECC) as designated by Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians (AVECCT). Salary range: determined by eligibility for Level I, II, or III
Education Level
Field of Study
Years of Experience When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.
Area of Experience
Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Minimum Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of processes, method, and procedures associated with veterinary medicine.
Minimum Technology Skills
Minimum License and Certifications
Desired Qualifications
Horse handling experience is desired.
Salary Grade 28
Salary Range $22,300 - $75,100
Job Category Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine
Working Hours if Non-Traditional Swing Shift
City position is located in: Auburn
State position is located: Alabama
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Posting Date 06/27/2021
Closing Date
EEO Statement
A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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.
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Job Summary
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Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2 years
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