Veterinary Nurse Emergency Services

Pennsylvania, United States
05 May 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

Job Profile Title

Veterinary Technician, Emergency Services B

Job Description Summary

This position is for a Credentialed Veterinary Technician with 1-2 years of experience. This nurse will provide emergency care to critically ill patients on the overnight shift.

Job Description

Veterinary Technician, Emergency Services B- 1-3 years of experience as a CVT

Veterinary Technician, Emergency Services C- 3-4 years of experience as a CVT

This nurse will work in a fast paced environment treating critically ill animals. This nurse must be able to triage patients, perform anesthesia, take radiographs, place all forms of invasive lines including IV catheters, central lines, urinary catheters, A-lines. Client communication and customer service is equally as important. Teaching fourth year veterinary students as well as Harcum Nursing Students is a vital part of the position

The hours are M-Th 10p-8a.


Must be credentialed Veterinary Nurse

  • Must have 1-3 years of experience in veterinary emergency medicine
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to handle stressful situations
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong technical skills and medical knowledge base
  • Working conditions include high noise environment and physical requirements are ability to lift 25-50 pounds with assistance, kneel/bend/crouch, stand for prolonged periods of time.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range

$16.23 - $29.21

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.