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University of California, Davis

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Job Description:

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Recruitment Open To:

UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public

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Closing Date:

Open Until Filled



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$22.65 - $34.26/HR

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Appointment Description:

60% Variable, Sat and Sun 7:30pm-8:00am with an additional 1-2 shifts per week on call or on duty.

Overtime Eligible:



Union/HEERA Representation:

This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit



Department Description:

The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is a unit that provides clinical case material in support of the teaching programs throughout the School of Veterinary Medicine on a 24-hour basis. Its primary objectives are to train professional (veterinary) students, graduate clinical students (interns and residents), and graduate academic students; to provide veterinary services to the public; to serve as a referral center for practicing veterinarians, and to advance veterinary medical knowledge.



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Job Summary:

Under direction of the shift Small Animal Patient Care Supervisor, independently provide paraveterinary technical support to the Small Animal Clinic Veterinarians. On a daily basis, responsible for the treatment of patients, blood bank support, student instruction, clinician support and facility support.

Physical Demands:

- Maneuver/lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

- Handle animals weighing up to 50 pounds.

- Contact with animals, including restraint of animals (sometimes fractious) as required.

- May be required to wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, coveralls, gloves, masks, face shields, goggles, sleeves and head covers.

-Work standing and kneeling for 8-10 hour shifts. Work Environment:

- This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.

- May require working with or around areas with sick animals, hazardous materials, and/or infectious diseases, and distraught clients.

- Valid CA driver's license required.

- Occasional overtime; work variable hours/days on short notice or on-call including holidays, swing, graveyard or day shifts Sunday to Saturday and availability to work 8 or 10 hour shifts.

- Fill in during week as needed.

- Work in an environment with exposure to radioactivity, anesthesia gases & carcinogenic medicines.

- Work in high traffic areas that include noise from animals and people.

- Work in an environment with animal odors.

- Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. Yes


Minimum Qualifications:

-Skill to independently provide intense moment to moment monitoring and reassessment of emergent, critically ill patients with life-threatening illness or injury, whose conditions are likely to change on a moment-to-moment basis.

- Experience working in a Small Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician.

- Experience performing paraveterinary duties per clinician's orders.

- Experience administering medication and fluids orally, SQ injection, IM injection, IV injection, 10, IC.

- Skill to instruct and evaluate students written and verbally.

- Experience using medical terminology and disease processes in small animals.

- Experience using medical terminology.

- Skill to perform blood bank protocols.

- Experience with cystocentesis with canine and feline patients.

- Knowledge of standard dietary requirements for cats and dogs, and appropriate feeding methods.

- Knowledge of basic math necessary to calculate prescription dosages. Preferred Qualifications:

- Current California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) license.

- Oral & written communication skills to understand, and interpersonal skills to work with a diverse group of people to include clients, clinicians, students and staff.

- Experience catheterizing blood vessels and urinary track.

-Experience collecting blood urine, bodily fluids, etc. and perform laboratory tests.

- Experience performing a wide variety of treatments, monitoring and diagnostic protocols.

- Experience in aseptic nursing and sterile techniques.

- Experience in emergency critical care medicine. Quick Link To This Position:*quickFind=78375

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