Oregon State University Veterinary Technician 2 in Corvallis, Oregon

Internal Job Number: P01595CT


This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Veterinary Technician 2 position for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University (OSU).

The College of Veterinary Medicine provides veterinary professional and graduate programs leading to the DVM and MS degrees, and operates the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The College budget (from all sources) approximates $16 million annually, which supports educational programs, veterinary medical and diagnostic public services, and research programs with broad impacts related to animal and human health. The College employs approximately 200 faculty and staff, plus student workers.

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides primary and referral health care for animals in Oregon and the region, participates in the education of veterinary students through clinical training, develops novel diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for veterinary care, and provides consultation service to practitioners and clients.

This position is a lead work position in the Oncology service area. This position may be required to perform duties specific to all technical service areas of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital including receiving, internal medicine, surgical procedures, anesthesia, specialty medicine, rural veterinary service, theriogenology, diagnostic imaging, critical care, plus after-hours and emergency duties, in addition to assisting and instructing students in basic veterinary techniques. Other service areas may be added as they are needed and as resources become available. This position is relied upon for optimal patient care and to respond to emergency situations.

Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):

Must have current certification as a Veterinary Technician and ability to obtain and maintain Oregon certification within six months of hire date AND, demonstrated experience in animal handling and restraint in a clinical setting, as well as demonstrated experience and knowledge of: Drugs and medications typically used in veterinary care; Aseptic techniques, patient preparation and medical procedure assistance; medical terminology; operating room procedures; anesthesia equipment and procedures; record keeping procedures for patient charts; animal anatomy and physiology; lifesaving techniques for animals; veterinary care procedures; basic mathematics (including drug dosage and fluid rate calculation); and general computer skills. Finalists for this position will be required to complete a criminal background history and motor vehicle background criteria form. Offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check. This position may require a valid driver license.

Requirements :

  • Previous experience in an Oncology setting.

  • Demonstrated high level of attention to detail.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; must have the ability to communicate professionally with a variety of individuals.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and collaborate effectively with students, staff, faculty, and clients.

  • This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.


  • These positions are located in an extremely busy Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Individual has possible exposure to noxious odors, infectious diseases, chemicals, gas anesthetics, radiation, loud noises, wet and slippery floors, and machinery. These positions have access to controlled substances and are responsible for administering controlled drugs and maintaining controlled drug logs.

  • The employees in these positions will often be required to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds, as well as push or pull objects weighing up to 200 pounds.

  • Employees will also be required to stoop, bend, and kneel on hard floors as necessary to provide care to animals.

  • Working with and around small and large animals has certain inherent risks; animal handling and restraint can lead to injury. To minimize risk to the employee, Oregon State University offers a rabies vaccination at the employer’s expense (acceptance/declination at the discretion of the appointee).

  • Overtime, evening, on-call and weekend hours required.

  • This position is deemed essential and the incumbent may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures.