VMC Careers

We invite you to join our team at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (VMC). The VMC has served the community for more than a century. The VMC is one of the nation's busiest teaching hospitals, with 16 specialty areas and state-of-the-art equipment including a new 3T MRI, dual-source CT with cardiac gating, and a Varian Edge linear accelerator.

Technicians examining a dog

Current open positions

Bring your passion for animal care to the most advanced, full-service medical center for large and small animals in Minnesota! We have several open faculty positions as well as opportunities for technicians in a variety of services. Our services include Primary Care, Emergency & Critical Care, Anesthesia, Ophthalmology, Oncology & Radiation Therapy, Nutrition, Neurology, Cardiology, Small Rehabilitation, Urgent Care, Dentistry, Dermatology, Medical Imaging, and Large and Small Animal Medicine & Surgery. With state-of-the-art technology and engaging colleagues, you can apply your advanced skills and grow your knowledge in a trusting, team environment to improve your patients' quality of life.

Benefits of working at the VMC

  • Competitive wages
  • Excellent medical and dental coverage
  • Vacation and sick pay
  • Shift differentials for nights and weekends
  • Paid holidays
  • Matching retirement dollars
  • Professional development fund available 
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion
  • Pet food group purchasing program
  • Access to entertainment, education and money saving perks through the University
  • University tuition benefits through the Regents Scholarship
  • VMC Employee discount 20%

Technicians also receive the following benefits:

  • 24-hours paid CE per year
  • Up to $1,500 for out-of-state CE
  • Ability to teach - annual Technician Teaching Award
  • Support given for pursuing VTS
  • Technicians with student loan debt may qualify for the federal government's public loan forgiveness program

Learn more about the Veterinary Medical Center

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.


Veterinary Technician Internships

Application Process

  • Each applicant should submit a resume and letter of intent, as well as two letters of recommendation from instructors or employers. Form letters from schools are discouraged.
  • Applicants will need to pass an open book pretest to check foundational math skills. This is a requirement to be considered for the internship position.
  • After passing the pretest, applicants will be contacted for an interview and hospital tour. Interviews may be conducted either in person or via Zoom.

Questions and applications may be emailed to Darcy Mattson at [email protected]

Meet some of our vet techs!

Goldy Gopher pointing at you with the words "Goldy Gopher wants you!" next to him