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Veterinary Technician I


The veterinary technician I works with veterinarians, fellow technicians, and assistants to provide patient care and administrative support in the Small Animal Hospital. This position works under immediate supervision from a manager as well as supportive oversight from veterinarians and higher level technicians. Provides basic patient care, administrative support, and student teaching as directed.

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.

  • Assist in providing clinical support to doctors and other technicians.
  • Animal handling.
  • Treatment of patients.
  • General care and feeding of patients.
  • Venipuncture/sample collection/catheter placement.
  • Assist in diagnostic work-ups such as scheduling radiology procedures.
  • Clean and maintain treatment areas.
  • Sample submission.
  • Assist students in learning basic technical procedures and protocols.
  • Receive and return calls from clients and rDVMs.
  • Monitor sedated patients and assist higher level technicians with anesthetized patients.
  • Recover patients.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent and one year relevant experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification

Credentialed veterinary technician CVT/LVT/RVT) preferred.


Provides general instruction and review to veterinary students and veterinary assistants. May provide periodic instructions and review of student workers, and OPS technicians in the absence of a professional staff member or higher ranking technicians.

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