**This is a pool posting for future vacancies in this job classification.
Applications will be considered active for a period of six months from the posting date.
The College of Veterinary Medicine operates 24/7 to provide animal client care.
The hours required for any particular assignment will be determined at the time of the specific vacancy.
Work schedules often involve holidays or require overtime.
The Tech, Veterinary performs various animal health care duties and medical tests for the care and treatment of animals.
The following essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification.
Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
Other duties may be assigned consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.
Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.
Organizes, cleans, stocks, and prepares treatment rooms for examination of animals, and holds or restrains animals during examination, treatment, or inoculation.
Administers injections, anesthesia, serums, vaccines, and treatments to animals, including tasks such as dressing wounds, cleaning teeth, and taking vital signs of animals under the direction of a veterinarian.
Performs laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.
Cares for and monitors the condition of animals before, during, and/or after surgery.
Collects, prepares, and labels samples for laboratory testing and assists with research projects.
Performs emergency first aid, such as emergency resuscitation or other life saving procedures.
Assists with student instruction programs through preparation of materials, observing, monitoring and/or grading tasks, and presenting orientation and procedures briefings.
May triage phone calls from referring veterinarians/clients as well as schedule appointments for diagnostic procedures under the direction of a veterinarian
May fill prescriptions, measure medications, and label containers.
May be responsible for training, assisting or assigning tasks to others.
May provide input to performance reviews of other employees.
Effective October 30, 2016, Auburn University will fully comply with changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
As a result of these changes, some positions which are currently designated as exempt will be re-designated as nonexempt.
For more information on the changes, visit http://www.auburn.edu/administration/human_resources/flsa.htm.
**THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION HAVE BEEN MODIFIED**
Entry into applicant pool requires an Associate's degree from an accredited institution in Veterinary Technology or a related field that qualifies an individual to obtain national certification and an 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 six months of employment is also required.
Must have knowledge of processes, methods and procedures associated with animal care.
A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.
Location/Region: Auburn University, AL (36849)