Jobs in America

Veterinary Technician

White Oak Conservation
Associate Degree 1 Year

It is necessary to fulfill the requirement of having passed Associate Degree to be eligible for this job. White Oak Conservation is currently seeking internship candidates. Since the employer does not disclose the salary, you can negotiate based on the company's commitment to employee education and training. To be considered for this job, you must have a minimum of 12 months of experience in the same field. The employer is currently seeking candidates for a position in Florida, but is open to the possibility of remote work for the right applicant. The job vacancy for the Veterinary Technician role was posted on July 10, 2024, and it will end on August 7, 2024. The designated work site for this job is at Yulee , FL , Yulee , FL.

White Oak Conservation

White Oak Conservation

Veterinary Technician

Job Title: Veterinary Technician

Department: Wildlife - Veterinary Sciences

Reports To: Hospital Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

Effective: July 2024

White Oak conserves and sustains some of the earth's rarest wild animals through innovative training, research, education, and conservation breeding programs that contribute to the survival of wildlife in nature.  The conservation programs span 600 acres along the St. Mary’s River in northeast Florida, surrounded by 17,000 acres of mixed forest and wetlands that make up the beautiful White Oak property.  Founded in 1982, White Oak leads professional efforts to improve veterinary care, develop holistic animal management techniques, and better understand the biology of critically endangered species by providing excellent care and managing conservation programs for over 30 species of imperiled wildlife in large, naturalistic habitats.     

 Position Purpose:

 To perform technical and clinical procedures in the treatment, surgery, medication, and laboratory evaluation of White Oak’s Wildlife collection, as well as collaborate within and across departments to help achieve White Oak’s Conservation initiatives. This position is for a combined laboratory (60%) and field (40%) technician, but preference will be given to candidates with a strong laboratory background and predilection.  This position could be transitioned to a full laboratory position for the right candidate.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position may include the following (other duties may be assigned, and some duties may be shared with other personnel, or may not be assigned at all):

  • Performs laboratory procedures, quality controls, and diagnostic tests, including: parasitology, hematology, serum chemistries, cytologies, urinalyses and PCR.                   Responsible for clinical pathology data entry into electronic medical records database and archiving of conventional paper medical records. 
  •        Oversees preventive parasitology screening program for the animal collection, Johne's disease screening program for ruminants, preshipment testing requirements, biomaterials banking, and other programs as needed. 
  •        Provides assistance to the veterinarian in maintaining hard copy and computer files and records of comprehensive animal health records; enters data into veterinary records systems.
  •        Provides assistance to the veterinarian with the daily medical care of the animal collection, including preparation of equipment, animal restraints, sample collections, and diagnostic procedures.
  •        Prepares and administers medications to animals under the supervision of the veterinarian. Maintains the Animal Science Building facility, including the sterilization of instruments, preparation and maintenance of animal capture equipment, other related equipment, and orders supplies.
  •        Performs radiographs on animals utilizing stationary and portable x-ray machines; labels and files radiographs. Assists in the development of x-ray techniques for animals; maintains x-ray unit and related equipment.
  •        Provides assistance to the veterinarian in the performance of necropsies; prepares tissue samples for shipment or transport to outside laboratories with all applicable documentation. Assists veterinarian during surgical procedures, monitors anesthesia, and keeps anesthetic records.
  •        Actively participates in developing the next generation of veterinary technician professionals through White Oak’s intern and student programs.
  •        Maintains hard copy and computerized calendars of preventive health programs and animal procedures.
  •        Participates in developing technical protocols and maintenance of quality control and accuracy of clinical techniques.
  •        Assists in all aspects of the veterinary medical practice as needed; fills in for and performs duties of the other technicians as needed.


·       Completion of a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology or a related area from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

·       Demonstrated 3+ years veterinary technician experience required; preference given for technicians with 1+ year experience in a clinical pathology reference lab or providing laboratory support in a veterinary or medical practice.

·       Licensure and Certification preferred (e.g. LVT, CVT, RVT, MT, MLT, etc).

·       Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

It's essential to keep in mind some critical elements when applying for jobs online to avoid scams and fraud. Keep in mind that legitimate employers will typically provide detailed information about the position, requirements, and application process. You should be careful of any job posting that requests interviews be conducted solely over email or text message. Be careful of job postings that ask you to handle money or financial transactions on behalf of the company. Check the URL carefully to make sure you're on the verified website. When reviewing job postings, be sure to check for any signs of scams or fraud, such as job descriptions that are too good to be true or requests for personal information. Legitimate employers won't ask for payment for any reason. Confirm that the job posting is legitimate and the company is hiring by getting in touch with them. Conducting research on the company is an important step in the job search process to ensure that it's a legitimate and trustworthy organization. Be cautious with personal information, especially when applying for jobs online.

·       Proficient in computer use and zoo industry record management software (ZIMS)

·       Strong systemic and strategic thinking in combination with a proven ability to translate thinking to action and impact

·       An excellent ability to build strategic networks and partnerships with various internal and external stakeholders

·       Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

·       Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays when needed. Work-related travel may also be required.

·       Valid Driver’s License

Special Working Conditions:

Candidates must be able to lift 50 lbs. without difficulty, climb in/out of truck beds, stand/bend/stoop for extended periods of time, work in adverse weather conditions, and remain on their feet for long periods of time.

White Oak Conservation is committed to creating an environment where diverse perspectives are welcome, and to nurturing a culture where everyone feels valued and appreciated. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

Experience Required

3 Years

How to Apply

White Oak Conservation
Yulee, FL 32097
Fax: White Oak Conservation

@White Oak Conservati

Useful link(s) for this job

  • click apply button below

You'll need to read the job posting carefully to determine if this position is a good fit for you. The key to success in job applications is taking the time to do it right – prioritize accuracy over speed. We welcome applications from individuals who are enthusiastic about this job opportunity and can meet the requirements. We want to make sure that all applicants are well-informed and have a clear understanding of the job expectations before applying.