Senior Veterinary Technician

University of Minnesota - Office of Human Resources
June 27, 2020
Twin Cities, MN
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The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.


All required qualification must be documented on application materials.

Minimum/Required Qualifications
Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program, certified as MVMA/MAVT technician or certified, registered or licensed in another state. One year of veterinary technician experience. Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.

Preferred Qualifications/Selection Criteria
Problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of veterinary medicine terminology, willingness to be flexible to take care of patient needs, knowledge of proper restraint and handling of large and small animals. Certified technician (CVT) with licensure recognized in Minnesota. Two years of veterinary technician experience preferred. Proficiency with PC and software programs.

About the Job

Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm

Senior Vet Tech Essential Functions
• Under the direction of DVM's, Prepares patients for a variety of veterinary medical procedures including preparation for sedation/anesthesia, ultrasound, vein punctures, radiology, and administration of medications and treatments, etc.
• Provide excellent service to DVM's and medical team that support quality patient care.
• Facilitate open communication and teamwork among clinical care team members (DVM's students, veterinary technicians, etc.) in support of positive patient outcomes and excellent patient care.
• Must be able to restrain and handle animals and/or assist with animal restraint and handling.
• With oversight by a DVM, Anesthetize, monitor, and treat anesthesia patients canine, feline, equine, bovine, caprine, ovine, and other exotic species.
• With oversight by a DVM performs diagnostic and monitoring procedures associated with small and large animals at a competent level.
• Responsible for quality control of diagnostic/medical equipment and notification of appropriate repair personnel when equipment is malfunctioning.
• Understands, is proficient in, and can teach proper use of diagnostic/medical equipment used in area of service.
• Delivers outstanding customer service including (for example) greeting and receiving patients and clients in a professional, caring and courteous manner, answering phone calls promptly, responding to clients, co-workers, and medical staff needs and requests, redirecting calls, etc.
• Answers questions and explains or demonstrates procedures and equipment for clients, residents, interns, senior veterinary students, and technician students; assists with teaching labs.
• Performs record-keeping tasks related to medical procedures, including recording of: procedures completed, supplies used, patient status, client communications, census information, etc.
• Maintains service area schedule.
• Responsible to ensure that all services and supplies are charged for according to hospital fee schedule.
• Must have the ability to work in a clinical setting.
• Ability to take On Call
• Must adhere to VMC safety and infection control policies and procedures.

Hourly Salary Range: $18 to $21 USD/hour

About the Department

The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) has served the community for more than a century. It is the most advanced, full-service referral care center for large and small animals in Minnesota. The VMC sees more than 35,000 cases annually, with specialists available in all areas of medicine and surgery. More than 50 of the veterinarians on staff have undergone several years of additional training to become board-certified specialists in a particular area of veterinary medicine.

The Veterinary Medical Center is comprised of the Small Animal Hospital for dogs, cats, and other companion animals, the Piper Clinic at the new Leatherdale Equine Center , for horses, and the Large Animal Hospital , which treats farm animals, and occasionally, zoo animals.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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