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Veterinary Operating Room Surgical Technician I


Assist with surgical procedures as needed, performs routine and surgical nursing care functions on animal patients such as surgical preparation, aseptic technique, and pre-surgical treatments.

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.

  • Assembles surgical supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedures.
  • Prepares surgical instrument table.
  • Maintains aseptic techniques and actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique.
  • Maintain prep room and OR suites.
  • Assist with student orientation.
  • Properly package and wrap instruments in accordance with hospital specifications.
  • May require working alternate shifts, holidays or “on-call duty”.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent.

Licensure and Certification



May provide general instruction and review to veterinary students.

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