Veterinary Technician General - Veterinary Teaching Hospital (144715)
University of Illinois

Champaign, Illinois

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Veterinary Technician (General)
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Under the direction of a veterinarian, to provide standard paramedical support and nursing care for animals in a hospital/clinic and/or research or teaching laboratory; and/or to receive training in specialized paramedical veterinary activities. Employees in positions assigned to this class may work in a variety of areas within the field of laboratory/veterinary science (such as surgical, anesthesiologic, or medical support activities).

A(n) Veterinary Technician (General) typically -

  • provides standard paramedical support and nursing care, such as
  • assists faculty, staff, or students in identifying abnormalities, weighing, and conducting physical examinations of patients (such as taking body temperature, restraining animals, pulse rate, recording patient histories, and putting clinical pathology records in order).
  • provides nursing care, such as monitoring body functions (temperature, respiration, heartbeat, amount and frequency of food consumption, defecation, and urination) and noting any irregularities.
  • operates physiological support and monitoring devices (such as electrocardiograph and electroencephalograph) and is responsible for the maintenance of the equipment.
  • sets up laboratories for research and/or classroom use.
  • prepares a variety of animal species for surgical procedures.
  • operates, cleans, and performs routine maintenance of equipment or instruments (such as respirators, nebulizers, blood gas analyzers, suction units, E.C.G., incubators, gas and steam autoclaves, anesthesia machines, and diagnostic x-ray equipment).
  • collects blood, fecal, and urine samples; prepares samples for laboratory analysis; and completes request forms for samples.
  • prepares, administers, and monitors a variety of analgesics, tranquilizers, restraint agents, and support drugs under direction, processes requests for pharmaceuticals.
  • keeps records of patient examinations, treatments, and drugs administered, IACUC protocols, surgery records, necropsies, etc.; inputs data into the health information system such as test results, procedures fees, may collect payment; maintains records of orders and inventory of pharmaceuticals.
  • assists in other areas of the hospital as workload demands, including hospital drug rooms, central sterile and other general or shared hospital areas.
  • interacts with clients in person or by phone in a professional manner.

  • under direction, receives training in specialized paramedical activities, such as learning to
  • evaluate and utilize fluid therapy.
  • utilize highly sophisticated diagnostic equipment (such as the esophagoscope).
  • evaluate disease conditions and institute appropriate treatment.
  • maintain neonatal care units and breeding colonies; maintain and implement rodent health surveillance program.
  • assist with diagnostic procedures, assist with restraining animals including rodents, monitor patient recovery, provide medical care for hospitalized patients, including cleaning wounds, changing bandages, etc.
  • assist with pre-surgical set-up of operating rooms and supplies, clean and disinfect rooms and equipment, clean and organize operating rooms and treatment areas after use.
  • administer and monitor anesthesia.
  • induce, intubate, and monitor patient during procedure and during patient recovery for vital signs; maintain anesthetic equipment.

  • may supervise animal caretakers or explain procedures to students.

  • under the direction of a veterinarian or supervisor, may perform euthanasia.

  • performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications:

    1. Successful completion or current enrollment in the final semester of a veterinary technology program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

    *Possession of certification at the time of appointment may be required depending on the position and the equipment to be maintained.

    For more information about this classification:

    Veterinary Technician (General) positions are benefits-eligible civil service positions. The position is full-time, Work schedules/shifts may vary based on position. (37.5 hours per week), 12 months per year. The minimum stating salary is $19.00 per hour.

    Application Procedures:
    To apply, submit a Civil Service application at and exam request form for Veterinary Technician (General). Documents such as: college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver's license, professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam.

    Do not apply if you are a current employee working in this classification. Current employees may request to be added to the Transfer List.

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    For further information regarding application procedures Illinois Human Resources at 217-333-2137,

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

    The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

    As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

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