Vet Care Tch-Speciality Care – Columbus, OH

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Position Information

Top Message

Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this classified civil service position.

Number of Positions Available


University Title

Vet Care Tch-Speciality Care

Working Title

VCT – Tier 2 – Surgery-D


Vet Med Center at Dublin

Department Location


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Summary of Duties

The College of Veterinary Medicine-Dublin is recruiting a Registered Veterinary Technician to work in its Small Animal Surgery unit. Work involves assisting a veterinarian in technical procedures and activities involving animal care, specifically in the areas of surgery. Successful candidate assists team clinicians and care-giving colleagues with the reception, treatment, and monitoring of all patients within the Dublin surgery unit. The Registered Veterinary Technician provides high level patient care in a fast-paced, high patient load, 24/7, 365-day/year veterinary practice facility. Technicians focus on assisting faculty with assessment, treatment, and procedures related to quality patient care. The position requires detailed knowledge of biological parameters and value interpretation, ICU protocols, restraint techniques, ability to triage and take action in emergent situations as well as the ability to acquire vitals and monitoring hospitalized patients for changing needs. Must be able to communicate effectively with clients, administration, other technicians, and faculty. Should possess lab skills including working knowledge of lab equipment and protocols. Must be able to accurately track patient progress and keep proper documentation as well as effectively learn and use electronic medical record program. Some positions may require use of anesthesia and radiological machines. Position responsible for maintaining clean and efficient work areas and performing “end-of-shift” duties which may include dust mopping, wet mopping, laundry, trash removal, and other duties as assigned. Technicians are expected to mentor and train new employees and participate in regular continuing education to maintain required state licensing.

The successful candidates will be expected to work 40 hours a week on first arranged based on primary work unit, identified shift, and organizational need and are subject to change with advance notice. May require work on holidays, evenings, and weekends. Successful candidate must be a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Ohio and complete a background check.

Additional Information for Applicants:

Physical Requirements: Standing for long periods of time, pushing/pulling/lifting up to 50 pounds, exposure to animal dander and/or zoonotic diseases, exposure to needle sticks, hazardous chemicals, and/or biohazardous waste. Requires weekend, nights, and/or holiday hours.

This position has been extended with two job openings available.

Pre Employment Screening

Requires the successful completion of a background check.

Required Qualifications

Degree from an accredited veterinary technology program or an associate degree or bachelor’s degree; completed and successfully passed VTNE prior to hire date; State of Ohio Registered Veterinary Technician at the time of hire.

Desired Qualifications

Combination of RVT and Veterinary Assistant or clinical veterinary hospital support; previous experience as a Veterinary Care Technician – Tier 1; previous experience working in the designated specialty; previous experience as a licensed, registered veterinary technician and/or Veterinary Assistant.

Target Salary

$16.00 – $19.23 Hourly

Job Category

Civil Service

Job Appointment (FTE%)


Temporary or Regular


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Dept Contact Name

Sens,Ashley Danielle

Dept Contact Phone



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