Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has a promotion scale in place for every department. The scale is based on skills and will vary depending on department. Placement of external applicants within the scale depends on past experience and skills. The hiring officer will evaluate past experience that is not comparable to a university setting and the individual will be placed in the appropriate level. Employees who reclassify will be eligible for a salary increase.
Vet Tech A – Entry level, no prior experience in veterinary medicine, Certified Veterinary Technician in Pennsylvania or eligible for PA Certification
Vet Tech B – 1 yr experience, certified
Vet Tech C – 3 yrs experience, certified
Vet Tech D – 5 yrs experience, certified, successful completion of exam for entrance to a NAVTA approved academy if applicable in department, status of nurse practitionership in some areas.
Vet Tech E – 7 yrs experience, certified
In addition to regular full time salaries, employees with regular shift hours past 8pm will receive a 30% shift differential. Employees with regular shift hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the hours of 8am to 8pm will receive a 15% shift differential.