Job Information

University of Utah Veterinary Tech II in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/10/2022

Requisition Number PRN30510B

Job Title Veterinary Tech II

Working Title Veterinary Tech II

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00213 - CVRTI

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 19.35 to 23.65

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute ( CVRTI ) at the University of Utah Health Sciences Campus is seeking an individual to join the Core Staff. The CVRTI integrates professors and trainees across academic departments to nucleate a campus-wide cell-to-bedside approach in cardiovascular education and research and includes 14 investigator faculty members with independent laboratories.

The Veterinary Technician will manage and oversee a fully equipped operating room for important pre-clinical work. Additional duties will include inventory, ordering and stocking of required medical supplies, lab safety, coordinate bio-waste disposal, holding the radiation user permit for the institute, maintaining accurate health records, and other related duties.

Inquiries about this position can be sent to Tara Hitzeman, MPH (, an application must be submitted to be considered.


Essential Functions

  • Provides administrative and direct support for veterinary procedures in a cardiovascular research environment.
  • Must be able to identify and clearly communicate all health problems to in oral or written form, and must understand verbal and written directions of the veterinarians and/or supervisor
  • Maintain inventory of all supplies and consumable reagents
  • Accurately maintain both written and electronic animal treatment records
  • Establishes working relationships and communicates effectively with regulatory bodies such as IACUC , OCM , OEHS , USDA , etc.
  • Must work weekend and holidays as needed, as well as during natural disasters to provide continuity of exceptional care to the research environment. May be required to work alternative hours as needed

· Operates complex and highly specialized laboratory and surgical instruments and equipment. Instructs others in proper use of this equipment.

  • Assist investigators with appropriate anesthetics and treatments for research animals, and educate researchers in the following topics: handling, anesthesia, post-op monitoring, and aseptic technique
  • Hold and maintain the radiation user permit for X-Ray generating equipment and provide periodic training to radiation users
  • Participates in the management and maintenance of veterinary drugs and supplies:

  • Clean, prepare, pack, and sterilize surgical instruments/equipment and laboratories

  • Accurately document use of controlled substances
  • Maintain inventory checks to ensure are drugs and supplies are in-date and available when needed
  • Participates in specific technical services provided by department
  • Maintain veterinary, technical, and surgical equipment in proper working order
  • Provide scientific/medical content for social media postings
  • Knowledge of common office software programs such as; Outlook, Word, Excel, etc…
  • Prior laboratory or veterinary experience preferred
  • Prepares monthly invoices for distribution to researchers for services rendered
  • Assists researchers with lab startup/shutdown tasks.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

  • Nearly Continuously : Standard laboratory environment; with typical vivarium, surgical suite and laboratory environmental hazards and concerns. Standard laboratory environment.
  • Seldom : Occasionally handles/works with biohazards or risks for potential job-related injury, rarely coming in contact with hazardous materials.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required:

  • Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking, walking.
  • Often: Bending, reaching overhead, twisting.
  • Seldom: Lifting – up to 50 pounds, kneeling, squatting.

Minimum Qualifications

  • GED or HS Diploma
  • Four years’ related experience or a related Associate’s Degree.
  • LAT or CVT to be obtained within one year in the position.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.