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Ohio State University VCT-Equine in Columbus, Ohio

Department: VTH-Equine

Summary of Duties:

Vet Care Tech: Tier II: Equine: Work involves assisting a veterinarian in technical procedures and activities involving animal health and disease within a specialty area of equine surgery and medicine. The successful candidate will assist team clinicians and care-giving colleagues with the reception, treatment, and monitoring of all patients within the equine surgery and medicine unit. Additionally, the successful candidates will oversee and instruct professional veterinary students in preparation of animals and equipment for medical procedures and delivery of care. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: organizes, directs, and provides helpful and collegial assistance to professional students, clinicians, residents, and technical students during receiving appointment hours; coordinates with reception; assists with patient exams; prepares and labels specimens; assists with receiving equine emergencies, client communication with phone calls and release instructions; prepares animals and equipment for surgery (clips, shaves and scrubs body area for operation); sets up appropriate equipment and instruments for each case; prepares & labels specimens obtained during procedures; assists surgeons during surgical procedures using aseptic techniques; cleans and disinfects operating rooms, equipment and related areas; demonstrates and observes veterinary students in operating room procedures; and other duties as assigned. Position may involve floating or cross-training through various areas to develop skills and technique. The successful candidate will be expected to work 40 hours a week on first shift between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm with required on-call hours. Successful candidate must be a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Ohio and complete a background check.

Additional Information for Applicants::

Other Job Requirements: Standing for long periods of time, Pushing/pulling/lifting up to 75 pounds, Exposure to animal dander and/or zoonotic diseases, Exposure to needle sticks, hazardous chemicals, and/or bio hazardous waste, Requires weekend, nights, and/or holiday hours, State of Ohio Registered Veterinary Technician (Required) at the time of hire.

Required Qualifications:

Degree from an accredited veterinary technology program; or an associate degree or bachelor’s degree; completed and successfully passed VTNE prior to hire date; State of Ohio Registered Veterinary Technician (Required) at the time of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

Combination of RVT and Veterinary Assistant or clinical veterinary hospital support; previous experience as a Veterinary Care Technician – Tier 1; previous experience working in the designated specialty; previous experience as a licensed, registered veterinary technician and/or Veterinary Assistant.

Target Salary: $16.00 - $19.63 Hourly

Job Category: Civil Service

Job Appointment (FTE%):


The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.