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Veterinary Technician or Senior Veterinary Technician

University of Minnesota
paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance, employee discount
United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis
May 09, 2024
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Twin Cities
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AFSCME Unit 7 - Technical
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About the Job

Bring your passion for animal care to the most advanced, full-service referral care center for large and small animals in Minnesota! We have opportunities for a variety of shifts in 16 specialty areas including, but not limited to: Primary Care, Emergency & Critical Care, Anesthesia, Ophthalmology, Oncology & Radiation Therapy, Nutrition, Neurology, Cardiology, Small Rehabilitation, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Urgent Care, Dentistry, Dermatology, Medical Imaging, and Large & Small Animal Internal Medicine & Surgery. With state-of-the-art technology such as a 3-T MRI, CT, and Linear Accelerator you can apply your advanced technical skills or grow your current knowledge in a trusting, team environment to improve a patient's quality of life.

Our veterinary technicians contribute to the health and well being of our patients every day by delivering outstanding, high quality vet tech services. They assist Clinicians and other medical staff members with procedures which may include (but are not limited to) specialty care, emergency care, intensive care, surgical assisting, radiography, anesthesiology, laboratory procedures, administering treatments, animal nursing, animal restraint and handling, preventative care, clinical research, etc. within assigned service area as well as across functions as needed or based on area of interest and training.

We value growth opportunities and are committed to developing compassionate practitioners and leaders by providing opportunities to specialize in a veterinary discipline through paid training, tuition reimbursement for continuing education, attending national conferences, and preparation for specialty exams. Advance your career at the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC), which has served the community for more than a century!

Benefits Highlights:

  • Signing bonus opportunity up to $1,000
  • Referral bonus opportunity up to $2,000
  • Matching retirement dollars (6.25% employer match)
  • University tuition benefits through the Regents Scholarship (free tuition for those seeking their first baccalaureate degree)
  • Premium pay and/or shift differential pay opportunities for holidays, 2nd, 3rd, and weekend shifts
  • Retention bonus opportunity up to 3 years for 2nd and 3rd shift positions
  • Paid professional development (24-hours paid continuing education per year and up to $1,500 for out of-state)
  • Low cost medical and dental premiums
  • Vacation and sick pay (increases with years of service)
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • 20% VMC Employee Discount
  • Access to entertainment, education & money saving perks
  • Paid holidays (10 Holidays)
  • Paid Personal Holiday (1 - you choose when to take this one!)
  • Relocation Assistance

For more information on University of Minnesota benefits, click here.

Hourly Salary Range:

Vet Tech: $21.66 to $29.08
Senior Vet Tech: $24.03 to $31.88


All required qualifications must be documented on application materials

Veterinary Technician:

Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program. Must be eligible for certification through MVMA/MAVT within one year of employment.

Senior Veterinarian Technician:

Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program, certified as MVMA/MAVT technician or must be eligible to transfer certification or licensure to Minnesota. At least one year of veterinary technical experience. Ability to act independently with little or no supervision.

Have any specific questions? We would love to hear from you! Contact us directly at:

Pat Berzins, Hospital Administrator, berzi001@umn.edu
Sara Rose, Director of Receiving Services, rose1774@umn.edu

About the Department

The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) has served the community for more than a century. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the nation's busiest veterinary hospitals, treating more than 35,000 companion and 4,000 large animal cases annually. A world-renowned clinic with state-of-the-art equipment and comprehensive, cutting-edge services, the Veterinary Medical Center is the state's premier provider of top quality veterinary care. With access to the University of Minnesota's care network, the Veterinary Medical Center focuses on enhancing the human-animal bond while providing access to outstanding patient care.

The Veterinary Medical Center is comprised of the Lewis Small Animal Hospital for dogs, cats, and other companion animals, the Piper Clinic at the Leatherdale Equine Center, for horses, the Large Animal Hospital, which treats equine and farm animals, and occasionally, zoo animals, and the West Metro Equine Practice, located in Long Lake, MN.

To learn more about the Veterinary Medical Center click here.

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 including answering questions related to your shift and specialty preferences along with attaching a resume.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu 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: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

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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