Veterinary Technician Assistant - SA ICU-4

College Station, Texas

Texas A&M University

Job Title

Veterinary Technician Assistant - SA ICU-4


Texas A&M University


Vet Med-Teaching Hospital

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) includes the Small Animal Hospital and the Large Animal Hospital, both of which are dedicated to A Better Life Through Compassion, Innovation, and Discovery. We work with great people, great clinicians, and great educators with a passion for animals and educating others that allows us to provide total care for animal patients while helping to train the next generation of veterinarians at the only veterinary teaching hospital in the state of Texas!

What we want

We are looking for a Veterinary Technician Assistant, to join the dynamic Small Animal ICU department of our Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital! The ideal candidate enjoys administering treatments to animals admitted to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital under the supervision of the faculty; provides clinical assistance to the clinicians, residents and interns. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If you enjoy patient care; and maintains a sanitary and functionally well-organized service within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Work Schedule - The standard shift is Thursday - Sunday; 7:30am 8:30pm. Essential Personnel - This position is considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless or until relieved by their direct supervisor; Ability to work alternative shifts, holidays, weekends, and on-call duty.

Cover Letter/Resume': A cover letter and resume' are strongly recommended. You may upload these on the application under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M's COVID-19 response, please visit the University's COVID-19 website. For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness' COVID-19 website.

Required Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years of related experience in animal care
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Basic computer skills, ability to work well with others
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
Other Requirements or Other Factors:
  • Ability to work around animals, hay, or dust
  • Able to lift heavy loads
  • Persons in this position are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless/until relieved by the direct supervisor
Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Experience in animal handling and animal care
Preferred Licenses, Certifications and Registrations:
  • Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA)
  • Technical Assistance - Under the supervision of a Vet Tech I or higher, provides restraint for medical procedures, feeds and walks patients per clinician's orders, obtains and stocks supplies from store room and pharmacy. Observes and reports behavior problems or conditions that develop with animals while under our care to appropriate medical staff, proficient in use with computers and comfortable with the Veterinary Medical Information System (VMIS). Assists with medical procedures, performs basic blood sample analysis, assists with transporting patients to CT, radiology, or ultrasound, provides proper restraint, provides basic TPRs and assists with treatments under the supervision of a veterinary technician.
  • Inventory Control and Hospital Maintenance - Maintains a sanitary and well organized service within the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Sanitizes and disinfects animal housing areas within ICU, Feline ICU, quiet room, and isolation suites. Maintains a functional, organized, and safe work environment at all times. Disinfects exam tables, equipment, and animal cages. Replenishes clean laundry. Restocks the services with expendable supplies, drugs, solutions. Cleans floors, sinks, countertops, and outside exercise yard.
  • Holiday Coverage or Alternate Shifts - Requires participating in Holiday coverage, as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Posted: 01/28/2022