Radiation Oncology Animal Health Technician

William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
University of California, Davis

Full Job Description:

Want to be part of the most innovative veterinary team in the country? We are looking for an anesthesia veterinary technician to work alongside our world leading faculty clinicians and technicians, helping them teach the next generation of veterinarians while also serving the animals and pet owners of our community.

Position Summary...

Under general supervision of the Specialties Supervisor and the Oncology Service, provide a high degree of technical support to the service. Primary responsibilities will be assessment of patient status and communication of those findings to the clinician, administering prescribed treatments using proper safety protocols. Instructing veterinary students, interns and residents in paraveterinary techniques, chemotherapy safety and various other veterinary procedures, including preparing anesthetic protocols, inducing, and monitoring anesthesia. This position will be responsible for assisting the clinicians with operation of the Linear Accelerator, quality assurance, and patient treatment.

Salary range: $27.17-$41.11/hr
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm hours to be determined

Minimum Qualifications...
  • Current California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) license.
  • Experience premedicating, inducing, maintaining, and monitoring patient under anesthesia and applying monitoring equipment.
  • Experience operating basic anesthesia equipment, i.e., anesthesia machines, ventilators and various monitoring and lab equipment.
  • Experience with medical terminology and able to communicate verbally, and in writing, with a wide variety of people professionally and diplomatically.  
Preferred Qualifications...
  • Knowledge of basic oncology diseases.
  • Skill to Assist with the development of anesthesia protocols appropriate for patients and maintain patients during anesthesia.
  • Knowledge of diagnostic procedures such as CT, MRI and digital radiography policies governing animal use.


As part of the top ranked UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital team, our technicians are provided the following benefits:

Personal Leave Benefits...
  • Vacation – earn (3) three weeks per year!
  • 14 paid Holidays annually
  • Sick Leave – eligible to earn up to 8 hours per month (no maximum)
  • Competitive pay
  • Shift Differentials
CE & Other Benefits...
  • $650 Continuing Education annual allowance
  • 40 hours Paid CE annually (pro-rated based on appointment %)
  • $100 monthly stipend for RVTs
  • Wellness and on-site Employee Assistance Program
  • Scrubs provided and laundered at no cost to the employee
  • High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family’s needs.
  • UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance for you and your family.
  • Supplemental insurance offered including: additional life, disability, short/long term disability and legal coverage.

Applicants will be screened after two weeks and then on a weekly basis. The position can be filled prior to the removal date.

To view this position and to submit an application online, visit our Career Hub!

(Job ID# 49450)

To view all our other open recruitments, please visit our UC Davis Career Hub.  Our positions are listed under Research and Laboratory.

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Job Posted Date: February 23, 2023


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