Assistant/Tech/Specialist I/II/III, Veterinary (Equine)



Position Details

Requisition Number

S759P

Home Org Name

Clinical Sciences

Division Name

College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Title

Assistant/Tech/Specialist I/II/III, Veterinary (Equine)

Job Class Code

IC12 (A-C)

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

No

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

This position is Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some flexibility will be required as schedule may involve working beyond 5:00 p.m., some weekends, and/or holidays.

The individual in this position will performs various animal health care duties and medical tests for the care and treatment of animals.

Essential Functions

The individual selected for this position will work directly with the Equine Internal Medicine service.

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

Education Level

Associates degree

Field of Study

Associates degree in Veterinary Technology or a related field that qualifies an individual to obtain national certification. Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Years of Experience

No experience for entry level

Area of Experience

Experience in Veterinary Technology or in the care and comfort of animals

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Depending on the combination of education and experience, selected candidates may be hired as an Veterinary Assistant, Technician, or Specialist, and assigned Levels I, II or III .

Consideration for entry-level Veterinary Assistant requires:
1. High school diploma or equivalent for Level I, 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 I, II, III

Consideration for entry-level 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 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

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

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.

Possess a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to employment.

Desired Qualifications

Experience working with horses, and the ability to drive a truck and/or tractor are strongly desired.

Salary Grade

29

Salary Range

$25,000 - $52,100

Job Category

Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date

04/22/2021

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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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Other
  4. Other Documentation
Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
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  3. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
    • Yes
    • No


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