HR Update

Jess Coffey and Amy Newland
Meet Jess Coffey and Amy Newland
Sunday, January 1, 2023 - 12:00

“I’m proud to work at the only facility in Minnesota that offers radiation therapy. 

“Helping patients and clients get through the difficult process of cancer treatment is something that’s personally and professionally rewarding for me. I love that we can be there for people and offer quality care to their pets.

“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.”—Jess Coffey, Animal Care Tech Specialist, AFSCME Unit 7 - Technical

“We handle three to six cases a day, and our patients include everything from small cats to a 160-pound mastiff. While we specialize in radiation, we’re cross-trained in anesthesia. I’ve been able to learn and grow so much over my eight years at the VMC, and working with someone who’s become a close friend makes my job even more rewarding.”—Amy Newland, Animal Care Tech Specialist, AFSCME Unit 7 - Technical

Learn more about veterinary technician jobs at the Veterinary Medical Center.

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Preventing Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination, and Retaliation course enrollments continue to be paused due to accessibility issues on the part of the vendor. 

Exception form for new staff and/or union faculty positions that are not in the approved budget, and/or a new or replacement positions that pay more than $75,000/year.

Attend one of two sessions, or submit feedback via a form.

The University supports AFSCME employees participating in the "Day on the Hill" event.

Specific roles at the University will have to complete a required online course on disability accommodations and inclusive course design this spring.