ANML HEALTH TCHN 2 (Large Animal Veterinary Technician) Job in California

ANML HEALTH TCHN 2 (Large Animal Veterinary Technician) Job in California


Job title: ANML HEALTH TCHN 2 (Large Animal Veterinary Technician)

Company: University of California

Expected salary:

Location: California

ANML HEALTH TCHN 2 (Large Animal Veterinary Technician) Job Details:

Want to be part of the most innovative veterinary team in the country? We are looking for a large animal veterinary technician to work alongside our world leading faculty clinicians and technicians, helping them teach the next generation of veterinarians while also serving the animals and pet owners of our community.

As part of the top ranked UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital team, our limited technicians are provided the following benefits:


  • Competitive pay
  • Shift Differentials
  • On-Call pay for eligible positions
  • $100 monthly stipend for RVTs


  • Wellness and on-site Employee Assistance Program
  • Scrubs provided and laundered at no cost to the employee

The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is a unit that provides clinical case material in support of the teaching programs throughout the School of Veterinary Medicine on a 24-hour basis. Its primary objectives are to train professional (veterinary) students, graduate clinical students (interns and residents), and graduate academic students; to provide veterinary services to the public; to serve as a referral center for practicing veterinarians, and to advance veterinary medical knowledge.

Job Summary

Under supervision of the Large Animal Critical Care Supervisor provide on-call coverage in the Large Animal Intensive Care/Isolation units and technical support to other Large Animal Clinic services/units. Provide technical/nursing duties, patient monitoring, performance of basic laboratory tests and infectious disease control and sanitation according to Large Animal Clinic protocols.

RECRUITMENT PERIOD ONE MONTH: Applicants will be screened after two weeks; and then on a weekly basis. The position can be filled prior to the removal date.

Position Information

Apply by Date


Salary Range

$25.44/hr. – $33.31/hr.

Appointment Type

STE/Limited – This position ends 10 months from date of hire with the possibility of extension and/or becoming career

Number of Positions


Percentage of Time

40% Variable

Shift Hours

To be determined



Union Representation

Yes TX

Benefits Eligible



  • Work with horses, camelids, cattle, small ruminants and swine.
  • Work quickly and confidently with fractious or violent horses.
  • Perform physical labor for extended periods of time.
  • Work in crowded areas where strong odors are present, where exposure to bodily fluids and waste from domestic farm animals may occur, handle potentially infectious biological specimens.


  • This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Law s and Regulations and University Policy.
  • Work occasional overtime as a result of emergency situations.
  • Working hours are variable and include primary and on call shifts (day, swing, and grave), weekdays, weekends, holidays and academic vacations with emphasis on grave (overnight) shifts. Work weeks may include varied shifts throughout the week/weekend.
  • If scheduled on call”, must be able to report to work within 45 minutes following call.
  • This position may at times, require the incumbent to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present, including zoonotic diseases, cleaning chemicals and radioactive patients. • At times work alone at night in isolated areas and travel through dark areas of the clinic compound.
  • Work in crowded areas where strong odors are present, where exposure to bodily fluids and waste from domestic farm animals may occur.
  • UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.


Minimum License/Certification:

  • Must possess a Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permit (VACSP) or obtain within 3 months of date of hire.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Experience monitoring patient vital signs and administering PO, IV, SQ & IM medications.
  • Extensive experience handling, restraining and working with horses (sick, healthy, sedated and fractious.)
  • Experience with medications, drugs, and fluids commonly used in horses and performing mathematical calculations to calculate doses.
  • Experience with equine, husbandry, anatomy, behavior, and basic physiology to identify and describe abnormal physical signs and appearances.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

  • Oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse group of people to include clients, veterinarians, students and staff.
  • Skill to recognize and handle difficult/unpleasant situations and/or individuals, and using problem solving skills.


Preferred License/Certification:

  • Valid California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) license.

Preferred Education/Experience:

  • Experience working with other livestock (ex: cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, and camelids)
  • Experience with routine laboratory tests performing PCV, TP, electrolytes, blood gases, glucose, osm, COP, BUN, creatinine, WBC, urinalysis, fibrinogen estimation, colostrum specific gravity, equine blood type-agglutination test diagnostic sampling, and understanding normal values.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

  • Skill to perform emergency care procedures & provide technical assistance during life threatening situations according to established protocols and to manage various treatment apparatus i.e. fluid therapy catheters, urinary catheter, nasogastric tubes, IV infusion pumps, blood pressure monitors, recording patient behavior, bodily functions using appropriate medical terminology and placing IV catheters and nasogastric tubes.


This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

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At UC Davis, we’re solving life’s most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don’t just maintain – we improve.

We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds, and you belong here.

As you consider joining UC Davis, please explore our , our and for research and education, and our latest efforts to .

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