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VTH RVT- Exotics

University of Georgia
retirement plan
United States, Georgia, Athens
March 20, 2024
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S06320P
Working Title VTH RVT- Exotics
Department VetMed-VTH Small Anim Spc Srvc
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
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.
The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment as embodied in our Principles of Community ().
College/Unit/Department website https://vet.uga.edu/hospital-clinic/hospital/
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
General schedule of Monday-Friday, 8a-5p, with potential for requests to be available for On call, emergency call, weekends or holidays.
Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience
Posting Date 07/07/2023
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 08/07/2023
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 1.0
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

-Preferred experience within a teaching hospital setting working within an Exotic patient area

-Current Registered Veterinary Technician license. If licensed in another state, eligibility to transfer to Georgia within 6 months of employment.

Position Summary

The RVT for the Exotics Specialty Services unit is responsible for the care of ill or injured client-owned, exotic animals brought to the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital in the hopes of recovery. Typical duties include the supervision or performance of basic care such as feeding & watering, cleaning cages, maintaining animal health records, collecting and analyzing specimens, conducting physical exams and tests (including ultrasounds, radiology, cardiology, etc.), administering medications, assisting with surgery (administering anesthesia & monitoring vital signs), posting service charges for each patient. Duties may also include teaching professional students and euthanizing animals.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Competently assess and treat critical patients.

Possess advanced registered veterinary technician experience. Experience handling multiple varieties and species of exotic animals.

Physical Demands

- lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

-prolonged standing, crouching or kneeling, lifting heavy patients.

-use of chemicals and cleaning products within service area

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.



Service technician- Attend and provide in-put during patient rounds, organize receiving schedule, complete patient status reports, perform daily client call-backs, perform technician appointments, assist with patient receiving, perform or assist with specimen collection, enter VETVIEW requests, service input, communications and charges, provide sedation and assistance to radiology to expedite patient imaging, communicate surgical cases with anesthesia, call in RX refills, obtain lab results, keep up with the status of the patient's bill, the estimate and the deposit, field consults, messages, questions, and calls for the clinicians.

Percentage of time 40


Technical duties include: patient physical assessment, catheterize, phlebotomy, cystocentesis, injections, medicating, administer I.V. fluids, above mentioned technical tasks relating to receiving, surgery, patient care, sedation and anesthesia.

Performing sedation, analgesia and anesthesia. Administration, monitoring and recovering patients with sedative, analgesic and anesthetic agents; competently calculate drug dosages, reconstitute and administer drugs including controlled substances, have clear knowledge and understanding of the adverse effects and complications and be able to respond and react adeptly to a life threatening situations and assist with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Percentage of time 40


Pre-Post Surgical Patient treatment and care -Clipping, prepping, flushing, bandaging, casting, wound care, suture/staple placement and removal, administer medications and perform therapeutic walks and physical therapy with adherence to Infectious Dx protocols, provide pain management

Perform laboratory procedures. Competently perform and assess specimen samples with various types of equipment and testing kits (NOVA, Blood Gas, PCV, TS, BG, Azo, Cross Match, Blood Type, Cytology, FeLV, FIV,

Parvo, etc).

Medical records. The technician will be responsible for maintaining proper medical records for patients. These will include the summary of procedures performed as well as notation as to client contact. The technician will be responsible for tracking and documenting long term therapeutic outcomes of various treatments.

Percentage of time 20