Veterinary Technician Positions

Benefits of Working at the Veterinary Medical Center

Working as a veterinary technician at the University of Minnesota comes with many benefits, including:

  • Competitive wages
  • Excellent medical and dental coverage
  • Paid holidays and vacation and sick pay
  • Shift differentials (increase in hourly rate) for nights and weekends
  • Retirement plan with employer contributions
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion
  • Pet food group purchasing program and 20% VMC employee discount
  • Access to entertainment, education, and money saving perks through the University
  • University tuition benefits through the Regents Scholarship
  • 24 hours paid continuing education per year with up to $1,500 for out-of-state continuing education
  • Ability to teach with an annual Technician Teaching Award
  • Support given for pursuing VTS certification
  • Public Student Loan Forgiveness opportunity

Employee Stories

“It’s exciting to be a part of an organization that pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in veterinary medicine." Read Rian's story.

“We’re the best of the best, and I’m happy to be part of it." Read Katie's story.

Kristin Hohnadel and a King Cavalier puppy

"Last year I was honored to receive the Technician Excellence in Teaching Award from the VMC, and I look forward to continuing to teach vet and tech students, residents, and interns.” Read Kristin's story.

Jess Coffey and Amy Newland

“The best days are when we get to see animals walk again. We even had a patient who went on to win an agility championship after her treatment.” Read Jess's and Amy's stories.

“VMC clinicians rely on vet techs, which gives us so much agency in our positions." Read Jodi's story.

Anna Engrem with a King Cavalier puppy

"The University has also provided a supportive environment for me to start a family and get my VTS in neurology, giving me time off to study and money toward taking the test." Read Anna's story.

Nate Olson in the Veterinary Medical Center

"The medical, dental, short- and long-term disability, and retirement pension I get at the University are phenomenal.” Read Nate's story.

"The benefits at the University are amazing." Read Madison's story.

"While working at the VMC, I've been able to earn several advanced certifications." Read Siri's story.

Kelsey with a microscope

"My absolute favorite part of my job is helping animals and their humans.” Read Kelsey's story.