VMC Careers - Staff

We invite you to join our team at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (VMC). The VMC has served the community for more than a century. With 16 specialty areas, state-of-the-art equipment such as a 3T MRI, CT, and Linear Accelerator, the VMC is one of the nation's busiest veterinary hospitals, treating more than 40,000 animal cases annually. 

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Veterinary Technician, Float

Veterinary Technician, Float

Veterinary Technician, Float - Job ID: 321804

Assists Clinicians and other medical staff members with veterinary medical 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. Days and hours will vary.

Vet Tech/Senior Vet Tech -- Ancillary Services/Anesthesia

Vet Tech/Senior Vet Tech -- Ancillary Services/Anesthesia

Veterinary Technician -  Job ID: 320655
Senior Veterinary Technician -  Job ID: 321627

The University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center is looking for a certified or certification eligible Veterinary Technician to work in the Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Service. This position is fast paced, requires some independence, and provides opportunities to use advanced technical skills and critical thinking at a high level, all while under the supervision of a board-certified anesthesiologist.  Job duties include but are not limited to: patient assessment, anesthetic drug selection and management strategy, advanced patient monitoring, complication identification, and finally, individualized post-anesthetic care of patients. Our hospital has state of the art equipment and focuses on evidence based medicine with a strong emphasis on learning and teaching.

Veterinary Technician Assistant - Wards, 2nd shift

Veterinary Technician Assistant - Wards, 2nd shift

Veterinary Technician Assistant- Job ID: 328486

  • Assists DVM and CVT with patient treatments, drop off discharges, etc., assist with preparing patients for a variety of veterinary medical procedures. 
  • Hourly treatments on Wards and Isolation patients.
  • Assists in deep cleaning of wards and isolation.
  • Performs record-keeping tasks related to medical procedures, including recording of: procedures completed, supplies used, patient status, client communications, census information, etc.
  • Responsible to ensure that all services and supplies are charged for according to hospital fee schedule.
  • Provides coverage for three holidays per year.
  • Maintains a clean environment in hospital area and ensures that these areas are adequately ordered, stocked and that equipment is in working order.

Veterinary Technician Assistant - Wards, 3rd shift

Veterinary Technician Assistant - Wards, 3rd shift

Veterinary Technician Assistant- Job ID: 328487

  • Assists DVM and CVT with patient treatments, drop off discharges, etc., assist with preparing patients for a variety of veterinary medical procedures. 
  • Hourly treatments on Wards and Isolation patients.
  • Assists in deep cleaning of wards and isolation.
  • Performs record-keeping tasks related to medical procedures, including recording of: procedures completed, supplies used, patient status, client communications, census information, etc.
  • Responsible to ensure that all services and supplies are charged for according to hospital fee schedule.
  • Provides coverage for three holidays per year.
  • Maintains a clean environment in hospital area and ensures that these areas are adequately ordered, stocked and that equipment is in working order.

Veterinary Technician/Senior Veterinary Technician - Wards & Emergency/Critical Care Float, 3rd shift

Veterinary Technician/Senior Veterinary Technician - Wards & Emergency/Critical Care Float, 3rd shift

Veterinary TechnicianJob ID: 328550
Senior Veterinary Technician- Job ID: 328556

  • Assists clients and patients with receiving, assessment, work-up, discharges, etc., prepares patients for a variety of veterinary medical procedures including preparation for specialty care treatments and services,  radiographic procedures, catherizations, venipunctures, vaccinations, anesthesia, administration of medications and treatments, etc.
  • Hourly treatments on Wards and Isolation patients.
  • Under the direction of a DVM, performs a variety of medical and diagnostic procedures depending upon clinical indications and area of service; may perform intravenous and related therapies (i.e. fluids, chemotherapies, and anesthesia), obtain fluid or tissue samples, perform biopsy techniques, etc.
  • Administers medications, vaccinations, allergy testing and others as defined by the duty clinicians.
  • Ensure that clients understand home care instructions and instruct clients on how to properly medicate and perform specialized home procedures on their pets.
  • Answers questions and explains or demonstrates procedures and equipment for clients, interns, senior veterinary students, and technician students.
  • Performs record-keeping tasks related to medical procedures, including recording of: procedures completed, supplies used, patient status, client communications, census information, etc.
  • Responsible to ensure that all services and supplies are charged for according to hospital fee schedule.
  • Participates in on-call rotation
  • Provides coverage for three holidays per year
  • Maintains a clean environment in hospital area and ensures that these areas are adequately ordered, stocked and that equipment is in working order.

Veterinary Technician/Senior Veterinary Technician - Anesthesia, 1st shift

Veterinary Technician/Senior Veterinary Technician - Anesthesia, 1st shift

Veterinary Technician-Job ID: 328640
Senior Veterinary Technician- Job ID: 328641

  • Prepares patients for a variety of veterinary medical procedures including preparation for sedation/anesthesia, ultrasound, venipunctures, radiology, and administration of medications and treatments, etc.
  • With oversight by a DVM Anesthetize, monitor, and treat anesthesia patients canine, feline, equine, bovine, caprine, ovine, and other exotic species.
  • Under the direction of DVM’s,  performs diagnostic and monitoring procedures associated with small and large animals 
  • Responsible for quality control of diagnostic/medical equipment and notification of appropriate repair personnel when equipment is malfunctioning.
  • Understands, is proficient in, and can teach proper use of diagnostic/medical equipment used in area of service.
  • Answers questions and explains or demonstrates procedures and equipment for clients, residents, interns, senior veterinary students, and technician students.
  • Performs record-keeping tasks related to medical procedures, including recording of: procedures completed, supplies used, patient status, client communications, census information, etc.
  • Maintains service area schedule.
  • Responsible to ensure that all services and supplies are charged for according to hospital fee schedule.
  • Ability to take On Call
  • Maintains a clean environment in hospital area and ensures that these areas are adequately ordered, stocked and that equipment is in working order.
  • Attends daily rounds.
  • Competitive wages
  • Excellent medical and dental coverage
  • Vacation and sick pay
  • Shift differentials for nights and weekends
  • Paid holidays
  • Matching retirement dollars
  • Opportunites for growth and promotion
  • Pet Wellness Program & Pet food group purchasing program
  • Access to entertainment, education & money saving perks through the University
  • University tuition benefits through the Regents Scholarship
  • VMC Employee discount 20%

Technicians also receive the following benefits:

  • 24-hours paid CE per year
  • Up to $1,500 for out-of-state CE
  • Ability to teach - annual Technician Teaching Award
  • Support given for pursuing VTS
  • Technicians with student load debt may qualify for the federal government's public loan forgiveness program

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.