Veterinary Technician/Renal Transplant

Pennsylvania, United States
30 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Org: Ryan Veterinary Hospital
Posted to the Web: 01/12/2019
Posted Job/Salary Grade: 024
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Hours: 40.00
Position Type: Full Time
Position Schedule: M-F, 8 am-4 pm
Months: 12
Position Length : Ongoing
Position End Date    

University Overview    

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview    
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.


Assist with screening of potential recipients and donor patients, including client education and referring veterinarian consultation. Assist in surgery during transplant procedures. Develop rapport with all levels of staff throughout hospital to ensure exceptional pre- and postoperative management of recipients and donors. Assess patients on a regular basis and communicate concerns appropriately. Maintain transplant patient database. Assist with clinical research projects relative to transplant patients. Communicate with clients and referring veterinarians to ensure consistent follow-up care for all patients. Train / assist new surgeons and residents relative to transplant technology. Update clinicians and staff on patient status and progression. Assist other areas on nursing as assigned. Other duties as assigned.


An Associate’s Degree or two year college equivalent and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Certified Veterinary Technician.

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Special Requirements    

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