University of Utah Veterinary Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/09/2018

Requisition Number PRN18894B

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

Must be available for nights and weekends

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

All duties are in a research setting. Performs animal nursing duties in the surgical service area. Monitors and documents animals before and after surgical procedures. Performs radiology, anesthesiology and surgical duties. Prepares and maintains operating rooms and equipment.


1.Performs animal nursing duties and assists with surgical procedures.

2.Prepares animals for aseptic surgery by assisting with anesthesia induction.

3.Monitors animals during surgical procedural by monitoring anesthesia, equipment and procedures.

4.Assesses animal conditions following surgery and monitors the post anesthesia recovery.

5.Prepares and maintains operating rooms and surgical instrument packs for aseptic procedures.

6.Cleans and sanitizes room and equipment.

7.Sets up and troubleshoots equipment.

8.Documents procedures per study protocol or Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).

9.Collects specimens, prepares and interprets results.

10.Maintains individual training file.

11.Works closely with research Principal Investigator to achieve research study goals and reporting standards.

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

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

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