Auburn, Alabama

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Clinical Sciences

Division Name

College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Title

TES Assistant/Tech - Veterinary (Anesthesia)

Estimated Hours Per Week


Job Summary

Assists in the administration and monitoring of anesthesia and a variety of tasks in the care, observation and treatment of animals in a specialized large and small animal clinical service area.

This is a Monday thru Friday position, however, hours will vary and after hours/weekend call is required. Cross training with the Large Animal Anesthesia and Small Animal Anesthesia services will also be required.

Temporary Employment Services (TES), a unit of the Auburn University Department of Human Resources, is an in-house support center established to meet the temporary employment needs of the university. TES provides qualified and dedicated temporary employees in a wide variety of occupations to meet the staffing needs throughout the campus. Temporary employees are hired for a variety of reasons with the most common being:
  • Assistance in the place of a regular employee who is absent for a specified period of time
  • Additional assistance during periods of abnormal or peak workloads
  • Assistance with special projects
  • Seasonal work
  • Emergencies

If you are looking for an employment opportunity, TES is a great way to showcase your professional skills and assist Auburn University while gaining valuable work experience within higher education.

AU students are not eligible for TES.

Essential Functions

Assists in the administration and monitoring of anesthesia and a variety of tasks in the care, observation and treatment of animals in a specialized large and small animal clinical service area. With oversight from a veterinary anesthesiologist, independently performs anesthesia and peri-operative pain management for veterinary species. Specifically: perform cursory physical examinations, calculate drug dosages, maintain anesthesia equipment, administer pre-anesthetic medications, induce anesthesia, perform endotracheal intubation, insure safe positioning of patients for surgery, monitor physiological parameters, properly document anesthetic events in medical record, recognize anesthetic complications and institute proper corrective actions, recover patients from anesthesia, and enter patient charges into practice management software application.

Responsibilities are conducted in a teaching hospital on clinical cases. Anesthetist is also responsible for overseeing and instructing professional students in the safe and effective application of veterinary anesthesia and pain management. Will be responsible for application of a wide variety of anesthetic agents and equipment. Manages anesthesia for moderate, complex and critical patients. Position has the potential to be physically (lifting, restraining, transporting animals) and mentally (rapid evaluation of physiologic parameters) demanding. Position involves on-call responsibilities on nights and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent plus 2 years of experience in anesthesia.

Associate's degree in technical or scientific field related to area of assignment. Active license 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.

Desired Qualifications

Experience working with horses and knowledge of surgical instruments is desired. Also desired is experience in the care and comfort of animals, as well as detailed knowledge in the field; 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.

Posting Detail Information

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Work Hours

Mon - Fri with some after hours and weekend call. Flexibility required

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts
  • Other
  • Other Documentation

  • Supplemental Questions

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  • * How many years of experience do you have in anesthesia?
    (Open Ended Question)
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