Veterinary Technician/Specialist – CCU

Full Time @OSU in Academia/Research
  • McElroy Hall, McFarland Ave, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074, United States View on Map
  • Apply Before : February 28, 2022
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 1034
  • Career Level  Others
  • Experience Level  1 to 7 Years
  • Job Function  Clinical Practice
  • Qualifications  Licensed Veterinary Technician/Nurse
  • Species  EquineCervidCanineCamelidOvine/CaprineLab animalPorcine

Job Description

Position for enthusiastic registered veterinary technicians with a passion for emergency and critical care. Successful candidates
will provide clinical assistance to professional staff and a variety of treatments to patients admitted to the Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital (BVMH). Candidates will have the opportunity to actively participate in one-on-one training of veterinary students, as well as work alongside veterinary specialists to provide clients and patients with the highest standard of care. Applicants must have an Associate in Veterinary Technology (or equivalent) and be licensed or eligible for license to practice veterinary medicine in Oklahoma.

This is a full-time positions with varying shifts and hours. Shift differentials are available for non-traditional shifts. Every full-time
employee receives a full benefits package. This includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement, 12 paid holidays (including
one full week off around Christmas), paid annual and sick leave, and more. You also have free access to OSU’s gym and fitness
centers, employee assistance program, and free professional development through main campus’s human resources department.

The BVMH is a 145,000 square foot, full-service veterinary teaching hospital providing 24 hour care for all domestic and selected
exotic and wildlife species. The BVMH admits more than 15,500 clinical cases per year, and hospitalizes 5-8 ICU cases per day. Our
Critical Care Unit is a state-of-the-art facility and is staffed with capable, competent technicians. Our hospital is equipped with digital radiography, MRI, CT, ultrasound, endoscopy, 24-hour access to full clinical pathology lab, oxygen cages, pulse oximetry,
capnography, I-Stat point-of-care testing, telemetry, blood pressure and central venous pressure monitoring, Pleur-Evac® suction units, and ventilator therapy. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact with 20 small animal specialists, as well as a supportive group of interns and residents. If you are interested in pursuing your VTS, this is the place to work.

This position is in the small animal CCU area of the hospital. Exposure to animal diseases that may be transmitted to humans. Subject to animal scratches or bites. Exposure to chemicals and pharmaceuticals used in treatment of animals, medical waste, animal feces, urine, blood, and vomitus. Exposure to hazardous materials such as chemotherapeutic drugs. Loud noises related to small and large animals are routine. Must comply with mandatory rabies pre-exposure vaccine program. Must be physically capable of lifting animals weighing 50 pounds or greater onto exam tables and into elevated cages.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s in Veterinary Technology

Applicants must have an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology (or equivalent) and a Registered Veterinary Technician in the State of Oklahoma; or have an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology (or equivalent) and be eligible for the Oklahoma State Board of Examiner’s technician certifying exam, obtaining licensure within 120 days of hire.

Experience in restraint of small animals, administering injections, and placement of IV (peripheral, central, and urinary) catheters
is essential. Must have knowledge of equipment used within VTH including, but not limited to: personal computer, telephone, copy machine, diagnostic lab equipment, electrodiagnostic equipment, and ECG, etc.

Must be physically capable of lifting animals weighing 50 pounds or greater onto exam tables and into elevated cages.

Preferred Qualifications:

Five years experience as a Veterinary Technician Specialist recognized by NAVTA or credentials in a specialty that VTH defines as meriting recognition.

Ability to perform assigned tasks independently with minimal supervision.

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS).

Veterinary Technician Career Development Plan provides promotional opportunities to Veterinary Technicians who continually demonstrate meritorious performance. Progression within the plan signifies an increase in skills, competencies and contributions to the hospital’s goals and objectives. The increased contribution is above and beyond normal changes that are necessary to maintain satisfactory performance within an ever-changing business environment. While this plan provides promotional opportunities, it does not require career advancement. Neither does it preclude appropriate action for those who fail to meet a satisfactory standard of performance.
Veterinary Technician Career Development Plan complies with all OSU policies and procedures. OSU reserves the right to modify, revoke, suspend, terminate or change any or all provisions of the Veterinary Technician Career Development Plan, in whole or part, at any time, with or without notice.


Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations,OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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