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Veterinary Hospital Anesthesiology Supervisor


This position provides daily functional supervision of the activities and technical staff of the anesthesiology and pain management service in a veterinary academic teaching hospital. Serves as a working supervisor who functions at a senior technical level in the administration of anesthetics to veterinary patients and supervises technical staff in the instruction of veterinary students, fellow technicians, and other personnel in veterinary fields. Participates in the emergency on-call service independently.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed

  • Provides advanced clinical support to anesthesia faculty veterinarians, including administering anesthetic agents to patients, administering medications, assisting with patient recovery, and assisting in animal handling and restraint.
  • Is responsible for supervision of technicians, including hiring, orienting and evaluating staff, approving payroll, and coordinating daily and on-call schedules.
  • Provides instruction to students, technicians, and others in techniques, protocols, and procedures.
  • Maintains equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair.
  • Maintains supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Furnishes input for budget planning and participates in budget monitoring/management.

Education and Experience

Certification or licensure as a Veterinary Technician and six years of experience working as an anesthesiology technician in private practice or four years of experience working as an anesthesiology technician in a veterinary academic teaching hospital.

Licensure and Certification

Certification or licensure as a Veterinary Technician. Veterinary Technician Specialist Certification in Anesthesia preferred.


Received: General supervision from Assistant Director, primary clinician and/or Service Chief. Instructions are both written and oral. Minimal supervision is required but assistance is normally available for advice and consultation.

Exercised: Provides general instruction and review to veterinary students and technicians.

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