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Veterinary Technician

Employer
University of Arkansas
Location
Haymount, North Carolina, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Climate Change
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Type of Position:

Management, Supervisory

Workstudy Position:

No

Job Type:

Regular

Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:

No

Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation's strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department:

Central Laboratory Animal Facility

Department's Website:

https://research.uark.edu/

Summary of Job Duties:

Our Central Laboratory Animal Facility is seeking an experienced Veterinary Technician. Duties to include:
  • Perform daily animal care checks in a research environment
  • Works directly with Animal Care and Use Team (Animal Care Technicians, Facility Manager and Attending/Clinical Veterinarians
  • Ensure necessary care logs are completed daily to twice daily.
  • Proper handling of animals
  • Monitor and assist with breeding colony management and maintenance
  • Work well with technicians, research teams (post doc students)
  • Take CE courses as part of working toward additional knowledge
  • Ability to work independently in a university/research environment
  • Assist with cage changing and animal facility needs
  • Administer medications and treatment plans per DVM orders
  • Works well with diverse teams
  • Manage animal health cases under the direction of the AV
  • Assist with anesthesia monitoring and recovery.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • H.S. graduate or GED certificate
  • 2+ years of Vet Tech/ Vet Assistant experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Possess basic science knowledge, preferably animal science, biology, zoology
  • Computer skills, data management experience

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

$40,000

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Julia Menke, HR Partner, jmenke@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:

N/A

Occasional Physical Activity:

N/A

Benefits Eligible:

Yes
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