Job Information

University of Utah Veterinary Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 08/31/2020

Requisition Number PRN24469B

Job Title Veterinary Technician

Working Title Veterinary Technician

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. daily

VP Area President

Department 00717 - Office of Comparative Medicine

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary


Performs animal nursing duties and assists with surgical procedures. Prepares animals for aseptic surgery by assisting with anesthesia induction. Monitors animals during surgical procedural by monitoring anesthesia, equipment and procedures. Assesses animal conditions following surgery and monitors the post anesthesia recovery. Prepares and maintains operating rooms and surgical instrument packs for aseptic procedures. Cleans and sanitizes room and equipment. Sets up and troubleshoots equipment. Documents procedures per study protocol or Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). Collects specimens, prepares and interprets results. Performs radiographic procedures and develops x-ray film. Maintains individual training file.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in Animal Technology, a related field or equivalency required. Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, diseases, anatomy and physiology of numerous animals, pharmacology, determination of dosage and routes of administration. Must be familiar with animal husbandry, care and handling of animals. Human relations and effective communication skills are also required. National or State Board Certification for Veterinary Technician preferred. This position is not responsible for providing patient care.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Due to the nature of this position, successful completion of additional investigative inquiries in addition to a criminal background check are required prior to hire.

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.