Veterinary Technician - Intermittent Temporary
University of Miami

Miami, Florida

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The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship, Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR), has an exciting opportunity for a seasonal intermittent Veterinary Technician to work at the Medical Campus. Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends, on-call, holidays.

Pay range: $15.82 - $28.41/hr.


The Veterinary Technician ensures the safety and well-being of the animals while complying with applicable rules and regulations. Works independently, interacts, and communicates effectively with members of the husbandry and veterinary staff to include Principal Investigators and their research staff. Provides routine animal medical care and assists with animal medical procedures, including physical exams, observation of animals for disease and discomfort, administration of medications and treatments, collection of diagnostic samples (e.g., blood, fecal samples, etc.) in consultation with supervisor, sr. veterinary technician, and/or veterinarian. Responsible for the maintenance and monitoring of special feed and water schedules. Responsible for the management and maintenance of rodent colonies, including that of breeding colonies, and assists with the rodent health surveillance program. Ensures that supply inventories are maintained and ORs, ICUs, and other related facilities are properly set up.


  • Administers routine medical treatment to animals.
  • Oversees incoming and outgoing animal shipments and assesses the health and necessary treatments for the animals.
  • Supports physical examination schedules and organizes regular health screening for long-term animals.
  • Ensures that medical records are complete.
  • Prepares OR and ICU and other related facilities.
  • Provides pre/intra/post-operative care and anesthetic monitoring.
  • Completes appropriate action forms and health records.
  • Assists veterinary staff with animal procedures such as the collection of biological and/or diagnostic samples, administration of treatments and medications.
  • Assists with special feed and water, monitors schedules, and ensures maintenance of records.
  • Assists with the purchase and inventory of equipment and supplies and orders items in a timely fashion.
  • Assists with equipment certification/calibration.
  • Communicates with clients about unique animal health concerns and offers guidance on options, preventive care, medications, and other treatments.
  • May conduct inventory, ordering, and dispensing of controlled substances for investigators, as directed.
  • Assists with rodent colonies including maintenance of breeding, individual identification, weaning, and other minor procedures and handling.
  • Assists in rodent health surveillance program.
  • Performs animal transfers and assists with physical exams, as directed.
  • Prepares health certificates for veterinary signatures.
  • Observes animals for disease and discomfort and reports findings to senior management, senior vet tech, and/or veterinarian.
  • May assist in training of Principal Investigators (PIs) and research teams and maintenance of training logs.
  • Coordinates treatment schedules and assignments and administers routine medical treatment to clinical cases and animals in quarantine including tuberculosis testing and serology, as directed.
  • Prepares, reviews, and maintains appropriate logs and medical records for accuracy and completeness of all tasks and assignments and informs the supervisor and respective personnel of any discrepancies found.
  • Responsible for processing and submission of veterinary billing for sponsors and investigators. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



High School diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree highly preferred.

Certification and Licensing:

Credentialed veterinary Technician (e.g., CVT, LVT, RVT) highly preferred. AALAS certification as an LATG preferred.


Minimum 1 year of relevant experience in animal use research or laboratory animal medicine. Experience in clinical veterinary medicine is highly preferred. Must have experience and strong technical skills in surgical assistance, anesthetic administration, maintenance, and monitoring. Knowledge of veterinary terminology required. Any appropriate combination of relevant education/or work experience may be considered.

Must be able to lift/carry/push/pull 50 lbs without assistance. Designated as Essential Personnel.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
  • Skills in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with basic veterinary techniques for animals in a research setting, such as SQ, IM, IP, IV, IC, bleeds, retro-orbital injections, oral gavage, cardiac puncture, phlebotomy, and intravenous catheter placement.
  • Knowledge of the handling and care of each common laboratory animal species.
  • Competency in veterinary medicine technical medicine, triage, and acute clinical troubleshooting.
  • Personnel management experience is desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and attention to detail are required.
  • Understanding of how to operate and troubleshoot major equipment in DVR operating rooms.
  • Commitment to the University's core values.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends, on-call, holidays

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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