Texas A&M University Veterinary Anesthesia Technician I - Large Animal Anesthesia Specialty in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Veterinary Anesthesia Technician I - Large Animal Anesthesia Specialty


Texas A&M University


Vet Med-Teaching Hospital

Proposed Minimum Salary

$14.53 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Veterinary Anesthesia Technician I is responsible for: under the supervision of a mentor, Veterinary Anesthesia Technician II or higher, assists in the provision of clinical support to veterinarians in the delivery and instruction of primary patient care and anesthesia services.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Associate degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science, or a related area or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

  • Two years’ technical experience in veterinary medicine, anesthesia, or related field.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills.

  • General understanding of equipment used in a veterinary medical teaching hospital preferred.

  • Ability to perform heavy lifting.

  • Strong animal handling skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and positively at all levels within the anesthesia service and the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

  • Strong computer background and animal handling skills preferred.

  • Must be able to work within time constraints and in crisis situations.

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Other Requirements or Other Factors

  • Requires working different shifts and participating in On Call coverage.

  • Provides emergency Anesthesia call with supervision.

  • Participates in emergency duty coverage during veterinary student absences and for holidays.

  • May be required to work alternate shifts, some overtime, holidays, weekends, or “on-call duty.”

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science, or a related area.

  • Specialty training in anesthesia or related area.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of veterinary equipment used within a veterinary teaching hospital such as anesthetic machines, fluid pumps, blood gas analyzers, oscilloscopes, defibrillators, nebulizers, and endoscopic equipment preferred.

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • LVT or RVT, Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (AVTA), or Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians (AVECCT).


  • Assists faculty, residents, interns, and students with patient care. Facilitates the instruction of professional curriculum veterinary medical students with an emphasis on clinical anesthesia techniques. Assists students in inducing and maintaining anesthesia in a variety of animal species. Performs and assists students in simple catheterization techniques, and the administration of pre-medicants, induction agents, inhalant anesthetics and appropriate analgesics. Assists students and/or staff in preparing patients for surgical procedures to include proper clipping and aseptic surgical site preparation. Monitors or assists students in monitoring anesthetized patients.

  • Monitors or assists students in proper anesthesia recovery techniques. Assists with critical and intensive nursing care or life sustaining emergency care as needed. Provides physical restraint for safe handling of multiple species of patient animals. Cross trains between large and small animal hospitals.

  • Ensures that all charges generated from Anesthesia Services are captured and correctly entered into the hospital information system (VMIS). Ensures that all controlled substances used in the Anesthesia Service are properly documented and accounted for.

  • Assists with organizing and maintaining the Anesthesia Service scheduling system.

  • Reviews anesthetic records and pharmacy slips for accuracy and completeness.

  • Records or assists students in recording the patient’s physiological data and all medications given on Anesthesia Records.

  • Provides emergency Anesthesia call in the small and large animal clinics with supervision.

  • Ensures that the proper equipment is available to facilitate patient safety. Maintains and operates point of care laboratory equipment. Maintains and operates patient monitoring equipment. Arranges for Anesthesia Service equipment maintenance when necessary.

  • Maintains a sanitary and well-organized service area. Restocks supplies, drugs, and solutions. Cleans and repackages items for sterilization specific to the service area.

  • Demonstrate mastery of Anesthesia Skills Test I within six months of position.

  • Remains current with safety classes, rabies prophylaxis, and Licensure: • Radiation/MRI safety • Infection Control • Aseptic Technique • Rabies prophylaxis • Maintain certification or licensure where appropriate

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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