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Veterinary Technician (Gulf Shores, AL) - Anesthesia

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 17, 2024

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Clinical Sciences

Division Name
College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Title
Veterinary Technician (Gulf Shores, AL) - Anesthesia

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 .

Explore the Auburn Veterinary Specialists – Gulf Shores site here !

Why should YOU work for Auburn Veterinary Specialists?
  • Excellent full-time benefits that start on Day 1!
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance options for you and your family.
  • Relocation assistance to make your move easier.
  • Generous state retirement program with eligibility to receive monthly payments after 10 years of service.
  • How about these numbers? 4 weeks of vacation, 96 hours of sick leave, 6 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child, and 9 official paid holidays .
  • Overnight shift differentials = more $$$ in your pocket.
  • Veterinary care and food discounts for your pets.
  • Uniform and continuing education allowances.
  • Tuition assistance for you and your dependents after a year of service.
  • Opportunities for advancement.
At Auburn, our work changes lives. Learn more about Auburn’s impact, as well as generous employee benefits and opportunities by visiting .

Essential Functions
  • Operates, maintains, repairs, cleans laboratory equipment, clinic area, and maintains supplies
  • Performs, instructs and demonstrates specialized veterinary care techniques and procedures
  • Assists veterinarians in the care of patients requiring specialized care
  • Inspects facilities, equipment and supplies daily, as well as observes health status of animals, environmental conditions, temperature and sanitation
  • Provides specialized care and monitoring of animals before, during, and/or after procedures
  • Administers medicine and treatment according to prescribed instruction
  • Observes and records vital data, abnormal signs, body weight, food/water intake of animals, and collects and labels specimens
  • Performs emergency first aid such as emergency resuscitation or other life-saving procedures
  • Schedules appointments for diagnostic procedures and advises referring veterinarians about the use of specialized equipment
  • May be responsible for, or assist in, billing clients, inputting charges, and/or similar tasks.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Depending on the combination of education and experience, the selected finalist will be hired as a Veterinary Technician and assigned level I, II, or III .

Level I requires an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology or a related field that qualifies an individual to obtain certification.

Level II requires an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology or a related field that qualifies an individual to obtain certification plus 2 years of experience in Veterinary Technology or clinical experience.

Level III requires an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology or a related field that qualifies an individual to obtain certification plus 4 years of experience in Veterinary Technology or clinical experience. Experience must include at least 2 years at the preceding level or equivalent.

Substitutions allowed for Education:
Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Substitutions allowed for 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.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

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, OR
  • Have met all requirements to become licensed in the State of Alabama. Licensure must be obtained within 6 months of hire date.
Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Experience working in veterinary anesthesia

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$31,200 - $54,200

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
Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University:
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee within probationary period
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee outside of probationary period
    • Current part-time Auburn or AUM employee
    • Not an Auburn or AUM employee
  3. * Do you have an Associate's degree or higher from an American Veterinary Medical Association(AVMA) accredited veterinary technology program that qualifies you to obtain national certification or are you otherwise eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam(VTNE)?
    • Yes
    • No

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