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Registered Veterinary Tech Spc Duties

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This is the seventh in a series of eight titles for positions involving Veterinary Care. This series is identified by a predominant amount of time spent on the care of ill or injured client-owned animals brought to the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital in the hopes of recovery. Typical duties include the supervision or performance of basic care such as feeding & watering, cleaning cages, maintaining animal health records, collecting and analyzing specimens, conducting physical exams and tests (including ultrasounds, radiology, cardiology, etc.), administering medications, assisting with surgery (administering anesthesia & monitoring vital signs), posting service charges for each patient. Duties may also include teaching professional students and euthanizing animals.

The RVT Specialist position is distinguished from the RVT I & II positions in that it requires advanced experience and specialization in performance of the duties.


Instruction of procedures, as well as advanced experience and performance of, all duties of RVT I and RVT II in a specialized field. These include:

Collection of blood, urine by expression, cystocentesis or catheterization.

Collection & preparation of tissue, cellular or microbiological samples by skin scraping.


Routine laboratory test procedures.

Radiology including settings, positioning, processing & safety.

Intravenous & arterial catheterization.

Administration & application of treatments, drugs, fluids, medications & immunological agents by oral, parenteral & injectable routes.

Induction & maintenance of anesthesia.

Placement of intra-nasal, intra-gastric tubes.

Dental procedures.


Surgical assistance; resuscitative procedures; applications of splints & slings; application of appropriate wound dressings & external supportive care in severe wound & burn cases.

Associates or Bachelors degree in veterinary technology required and/or have met requirement for licensure in GA State PLUS 3 years of advanced experience as credentialed veterinary technician, and 2 years experience in a specialized veterinary medicine field

Certification and Licensure

Active license with the GA State Board of VET Medicine as a Veterinary Animal Technician or currently licensed in another State as credentialed veterinary technician and met all requirements to become licensed in GA within 6 months of employment AND Boarded in specialized field (as available) and/or obtained advanced degree or certification within veterinary medicine specialty



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