The mission of the Auburn University Oncology Service is to help animals with cancer achieve longer, happier lives. Working closely with the College of Veterinary Medicine’s other specialty departments, the members of our medical, surgical, and radiation oncology team can provide well-rounded care and specialty testing for the diagnosis of cancer. Treatment options include surgery, injectable and oral chemotherapy, immunotherapy, electrochemotherapy, and radiation therapy – including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) or stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) via a state-of-the-art Varian EdgeTM linear accelerator. Additionally, our clinical trials may offer innovative diagnostics or treatment options for certain cancer types.
The technician selected for this position will aid in the care and assist with diagnostics, procedures, and treatments of veterinary patients primarily within the Oncology Service of the Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital. The individual will provide technical assistance and support to senior veterinary students, post-doctoral interns and residents, as well as faculty members, with a team-focus on patient care. The successful candidate personifies our hospital’s goal to treat every client with the utmost courteous and attentive treatment, with great awareness of the emotional bond between owners and pets.
The hours for this position will be scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00am to 5:30pm, with some flexibility required. The position is full-time (40 hours/week), with no on-call or weekend shifts required and is considered essential personnel.
Medical, dental, and vision insurance options for you and your family.
Generous state retirement program with eligibility to receive monthly payments after 10 years of service.
How about these numbers? 4 weeks of vacation, 96 hours of sick leave, 6 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child, and 9 official paid holidays.
Overnight and weekend shift differentials = more $$$ in your pocket.
Veterinary care and food discounts for your pets. Uniform and continuing education allowances.
Tuition assistance for you and your dependents after a year of service.
Opportunities for advancement.
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Minimum License and Certifications:
Active license with the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medicine as a Veterinary Technician, have met all requirements to become licensed, or have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Veterinary Technician certification or license must be obtained within 6 months of employment.
Depending upon the combination of education and experience, the selected finalist will be hired as a Veterinary Technician and assigned levels I, II, or III.
Level I requires an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology or a related field that qualifies an individual to obtain national certification.
Level II requires an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology or a related field that qualifies an individual to obtain national certification plus 2 years of experience in Veterinary Technology or in the care and comfort of animals.
Level III requires an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology or a related field that qualifies an individual to obtain national certification plus 4 years of experience in Veterinary Technology or in the care and comfort of animals.
Substitutions allowed for Education: Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.
Substitutions allowed for Experience: When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.
Experience in the care and comfort of animals, as well as detailed knowledge with the oncologic patient; the ability to obtain needed information to select and adapt methods and procedures; and skill in using specialized techniques and equipment to resolve operational problems not full covered by precedents.
About Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, its positive work environment, its thriving student life programs, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn University is located in the east central Alabama community of Auburn-Opelika. Collaborations with individuals in other Veterinary College departments and on the main campus, including the College of Engineering, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, and new MRI Center contribute to the success of Auburn’s orthopedic clini...cal programs. The Auburn community has an excellent public school system and strong medical health facilities. Numerous cultural and recreational venues and idyllic escapes are within one hour of Auburn. Outdoor recreational opportunities including trails for walking or cycling, Lake Martin with 720 miles of shoreline, National Forest and State Parks are available. The major metropolitan areas of Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL and Montgomery, AL are within an easy driving distance and offer a number of diverse personal interest points and travel venues.
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