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. Learn more about the Veterinary Medical Center.

VMC technicians examining dog

Employment opportunities

Benefits of working at the VMC

Vet Tech/Senior Vet Tech -- ICU 1st & 2nd shift

Vet Tech/Senior Vet Tech -- ICU 1st & 2nd shift

Veterinary Technician - Job ID 326464
Senior Veterinary Technician - Job ID 326465

  • Assists Clinicians, clients and patients with receiving, assessment, work-up, discharge, 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.
  • Triage of incoming patients
  • Give updates on patients to phone staff
  • Maintain census and charge book as directed
  • Maintain controlled drug log
  • Assists in other service areas; develops skills that are cross functional and uses time efficiently including helping other areas of the hospital.
  • Participates in daily rounds.

Large Animal Supervisor

Large Animal Supervisor

Job ID 326042

Provides daily direction to staff to accomplish work goals; coordinates schedules, assigns responsibilities, provides clear direction, sets priorities, coordinates work, builds in accountability and monitors progress. Removes obstacles and provides resources.

  • Assists Clinicians and other staff members to assure efficient service and provide excellent customer service.
  • Interviews, hires, orients and trains staff. Sets performance goals, provides feedback and coaching to meet those goals. Trains staff as well as students. Develops staff skill levels.
  • Answers questions and explains procedures and equipment for interns, senior veterinary students and student technicians.
  • Participates in the quality improvement efforts of the VMC via data collection, measuring results and reporting trends, and  working closely with  management and informatics staff.
  • Maintains accountability for inventory control of equipment and supplies within the service area. Responsible for equipment maintenance and repair calls.
  • Assures that all charges for treatments and supplies are correct and entered in the VMC system.
  • Supervises and provides infectious disease control and sanitation activities to insure a consistently clean working environment.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assists, as necessary, in clinical research trials to include literature searches and data collation; performs related duties as assigned.

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.

Vet Tech/Senior Vet Tech -- ICU, 3rd shift

Vet Tech/Senior Vet Tech -- ICU, 3rd shift

Veterinary Technician - Job ID 324918
Senior Veterinary Technician - Job ID 324869

Under the direction of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine contributes to the health and well being of patients by delivering outstanding, high quality veterinary technical services that meet the standards of the MVMA and MAVT as well as VMC standards and protocols.  Competently assists Clinicians and other medical staff members with veterinary medical procedures which may include (but are not limited to) surgical assisting, emergency care, intensive care, small animal medicine, rehabilitation, laboratory procedures, radiography, anesthesiology, specialty care, administering treatments, animal nursing, animal restraint and handling, preventative care, clinical research, etc. within assigned service area as well as across functions as needed.

Vet Tech/Senior Vet Tech -- Primary Care

Vet Tech/Senior Vet Tech -- Primary Care

Veterinary Technician - Job ID 325274
Senior Veterinary Technician - Job ID 325256

Under the direction of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine contributes to the health and well-being of patients by delivering outstanding, high quality veterinary technical services that meet the standards of the MVMA and MAVT as well as VMC standards and protocols.  Competently assists Clinicians and other medical staff members with veterinary medical procedures which may include (but are not limited to) surgical assisting, emergency care, intensive care, small animal medicine, rehabilitation, laboratory procedures, radiography, anesthesiology, specialty care, administering treatments, animal nursing, animal restraint and handling, preventative care, clinical research, etc. within assigned service area as well as across functions as needed.

Senior Vet Tech/Animal Care Technician -- Emergency/Critical Care, 2nd shift

Senior Vet Tech/Animal Care Technician -- Emergency/Critical Care, 2nd shift

Senior Veterinary Technician - Job ID 325868
Animal Care Technician - Job ID 325882

Under the direction of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, contributes to the health and well being of patients by delivering outstanding, high quality veterinary technician services that meet the standards of the MVMA and MAVT as well as VMC standards and protocols.  Assists Clinicians and other medical staff members with veterinary medical procedures which may include (but are not limited to) surgical assisting, emergency care, intensive care, small animal medicine, rehab, laboratory procedures, radiography, anesthesiology, specialty care, administering treatments, animal nursing, animal restraint and handling, preventative care, clinical research, etc. within assigned service area as well as across functions as needed. Performs at a higher level in terms of complexity of cases with little or no supervision.

Vet Tech -- Small Animal Specialties, Float

Vet Tech -- Small Animal Specialties, Float

Veterinary Technician - Job ID 325951

Essential Functions

  • Assists Clinicians, clients and patients with receiving, assessment, work-up, discharge, 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.
  • With oversight by a DVM, applies clinical job knowledge and competence to diagnosis, treatment, and care.
  • Responsible to ensure that all services and supplies are charged for according to hospital fee schedule
  • Answers questions and explains or demonstrates procedures and equipment for interns, senior veterinary students, and student technicians
  • Assist with technical procedures.

Receiving

  • Client greeting and receiving.
  • Collect patient history, perform physical examination, and sample collection.
  • Animal cage assignment and set up.
  • Assist with in-hospital patient care.
  • Assist Clinicians and staff to assure efficient service and to provide good customer service.

Client/RDVM Communication

  • Answer incoming phone calls from clients and RDVMs
  • Liaison between internal and external customers and clinicians

Float coverage

  • Work as a team member to assure all members receives a lunch break.
  • Assist clinicians, residents, interns, and students.
  • Participates with inventory maintenance 

Other Functions:

  • Assists in other service areas; develops skills that are cross functional and uses time efficiently including helping other areas of the hospital.
  • Maintains a clean environment in hospital area and ensures that these areas are adequately ordered, stocked and that equipment is in working order.
  • Participates in daily rounds.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Clinician, or Director
  • 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.