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Veterinary Technician - Gulf Shores, AL

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Surgery, Veterinary Sciences, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Clinical Sciences

Division Name

College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Title

Veterinary Technician - Gulf Shores, AL

Job Class Code

IC12 (A-C)

Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Work for Auburn University—and Live at the Beach!

Auburn Veterinary Specialists – Gulf Shores seeks candidates for a Veterinary Technician position to perform various tasks related to the care and treatment of animal patients. This position assists in the monitoring and treatment of all patients admitted to the hospital.

Auburn Veterinary Specialists is the centerpiece of a 24,000-square-foot Auburn University Educational Complex in Gulf Shores, Alabama, providing specialty veterinary services and educational opportunities for students interested in internal medicine and surgery, and is a satellite of the Auburn University Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine .

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Meet The Doctor:

"I am so excited about the opportunity to add a licensed technician to our team in order to support the services our hospital provides. We see “urgent emergent” cases on an as-needed basis, such as existing patients from other services, or new patients from nearby referring clinics. Cases that we may see include anemic pets that need blood transfusions, pets with chronic illnesses that took a turn for the worse (Diabetics, Cushinoid patients, Addisonians, etc), and pets that may need imaging. We support services such as Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Dermatology by helping coordinate or run diagnostics as well as assist with minor procedures. We also provide more specialized one-on-one care to inpatients if needed. I love teaching technicians and believe that fully utilizing technicians is vital to hospital operations and, in turn, makes our technicians feel fulfilled in their jobs. Our team supports one another and we strive to create a positive environment where everyone feels valued. If you want to work for a hospital with a great team, and gold-standard care—this might be the job for you!"
Dr. Sonja Cox, College of Veterinary Medicine

Essential Functions

Essential Functions:

1. Beginning treatments and admitting patients to IMC or ICU, Ability to observe and record vital data, abnormal signs, body weight, and collect and labels specimens and perform treatments, administer medications as prescribed by primary veterinarian, record verbal patient history and communication and relay to appropriate staff.
2. Performs, instructs, and demonstrates advanced veterinary care techniques and procedures related to emergency and critical care medicine.
3. Assists veterinarians in the care of patients requiring advanced procedures and life-saving techniques, including CPR . Knowledge of mechanical ventilator use preferred.
4. Inspects facilities, equipment, and supplies daily, as well as observes health status of animals, environmental conditions, temperature, and sanitation.
5. Perform job duties with speed and accuracy and work as essential personnel, providing care for patients that can include after hours, on weekends and holidays.
6. Perform emergency triage and stabilization and transfer of patients presenting through Auburn Veterinary Specialists.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Associate's degree

Field of Study

Degree in Veterinary Technology or a related field that qualifies an individual to obtain national certification

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Depending on the combination of education and experience, selected candidates may be hired as a Veterinary Technician and assigned Levels I, II, or III . Salary range determined by eligibility for Level I, II, or III .

Consideration for entry-level Veterinary Technician requires:
1. Associate’s degree or higher in a technical or scientific field related to the area of assignment.
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.

Level II requires the above plus 2 years of experience in Veterinary Technology or in the care and comfort of animals.
Level III requires the above plus 4 years of experience in Veterinary Technology or in the care and comfort of animals.

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Degrees accepted in lieu of years of experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Veterinary Technician Certification having passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam ( VTNE ).

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$30,150 - $52,100

Job Category

Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

City position is located in:

Gulf Shores

State position is located:


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Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. 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. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Other
  5. Other Documentation (2)
  6. Other Documentation
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
    • LinkedIn
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
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    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
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  2. * Do you have an Associate's degree or higher in Veterinary Technology or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No

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