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Registered Veterinary Technician-PHC

University of Georgia
retirement plan
United States, Georgia, Athens
September 27, 2023
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S09465P
Working Title Registered Veterinary Technician-PHC
Department VetMed-VTH Sm Anim Commun Prac
About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
College/Unit/Department website https://vet.uga.edu/hospital-and-primary-care/pet-health-center/
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Advertised Salary $35,000-45,000 annually
Posting Date 04/28/2023
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 05/28/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).
Position Information

Classification Title Animal Care Veterinary/Animal Science Paraprofessional/Professional
FLSA Non-Exempt
FTE 1.00
Minimum Qualifications
Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications
Associates or Bachelors degree in veterinary technology required and have met requirement for licensure in GA within 6 months of employment.
Position Summary
This incumbent is responsible for the care of client-owned animals brought to the Pet Health Center for general veterinary care including spay/neuter procedures, dental, and outpatient surgery.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
This employee provides hands-on care of patients and advanced skills as a Registered Veterinary Technician ( RVT) with current licensure in the State of Georgia.
Physical Demands

  • Lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Stand, crouch, kneel, or lift heavy patients.
  • Work with medical equipment and isolation tools, along with cleaning solutions.

Is driving a responsibility of this position? No
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.


  • Perform day to day duties in the PHC including Technician duties that consist of dental procedures, otic lavage, wound clipping, prepping, flushing, bandaging, casts, sedate, suture skin, dental procedures, catheterize, venipuncture, cystocentesis, injections, medicating, CPR, maintaining of airway and circulatory system management, drug dosage calculations, reconstituting and administering drugs including controlled substances, I.V. fluids, assist clinicians with neurology examinations.
Percentage of time 30


  • Training senior veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and new nursing staff in the PHC.
  • Assisting and instructing the new employees, senior veterinary students and veterinary technician students with the various duties performed in the Pet Health Center; receiving, patient examinations, developing anesthesia protocols and performing anesthesia, dentistry, dental radiology, obtaining specimens and testing.

Percentage of time 25


  • Entering lab work into the lab computer system and checking results.
  • Pulling up clients records in the VetView system and entering procedure and consultation fees.

Percentage of time 15


  • Obtain specimen samples and performing diagnostic procedures, i.e.; glucose monitoring, skin scraping, biopsies, allergy testing, fungal interpretations, cystocentesis, endoscopy, electrocardiology, echocardiography, biopsies, cytology preps, etc.
  • Ability to scrub in and assist in surgical procedures.
  • Knowledge of how to work around a sterile environment and knowledge of instruments and their use.
  • Administration of anesthetic agents and monitoring patients while under anesthesia for procedures demanded of the particular service.

Percentage of time 30