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Veterinary Anesthesia Technician I

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Company: Texas A&m University-commerce

Location: Commerce, TX

Date Posted: June 10, 2014

Source: Texas A&M University-Commerce

Under the supervision of a mentor, Veterinary 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.

Duties Performed

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 ...

Under the supervision of a mentor, Veterinary 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.

Duties Performed

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.

Duties Performed

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.

Duties Performed

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

Duties Performed

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.

Duties Performed

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

Duties Performed

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

Duties Performed

Performs other duties as assigned.


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

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