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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Join the Medical Team at Ryan Hospital

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health. 

Veterinary Nursing Positions

Most important: check out our open veterinary nursing positions below.

  • Veterinary Operating Room Nurse

    Currently seeking a reliable, enthusiastic, and dedicated technician to join our surgery team. A veterinary OR technician will support and work cohesively with surgical teams consisting of: faculty surgeons, residents, interns, and 4th year veterinary students. Surgical procedures may include elective, emergency, reconstructive, transplantation, reimplantation, cosmetic or minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopy and laser surgery.

    • Learn more about the Veterinary Operating Room Nurse position...
  • Veterinary Nurse-Emergency Services

    This nurse will function as part of an elite team of nurses trained to provide the highest level of nursing care to emergency and critically ill animals. This involves triage, CPR, pain management, imaging, anesthesia, administering medications, IV and urinary catheter placement. Teaching the future veterinarians and veterinary nurses.

  • Veterinary Nurse-ICU

    The Veterinary Nurse will be responsible for and must have working knowledge of constant rate infusions/calculations, pain management, oxygen therapy, sampling lines, TPN administration, arterial blood gases, CPR, EKG/BP monitoring, electrolyte interpretation, blood transfusions and urinary catheter placement.

  • Veterinary Technician

    The technician will be responsible for all aspects of the outpatient internal medicine clinic (sample collection/submission, client communication, medication refills, assisting with procedures, patient transport, other duties as assigned). The candidate will also be responsible for sedations and monitoring during diagnostics. This position will also be cross trained in I131 to provide back up support to that service. The individual will assist in isolation and inpatient medical treatment areas. This nurse is part of the wards isolation duty and will be part of the holiday schedule.

  • Veterinary Technician-Anesthesia

    Responsibilities include anesthetizing companion animals— inpatient, outpatient, critical and non-critical cases; reviewing medical history; developing anesthetic protocol; placing IV catheters; performing physical exams, inducing, maintaining, recovering, and overseeing the recovery of animals; communicating with clinicians about cases; and maintaining the flow of daily scheduled cases.

Ryan Hospital Pharmacy Positions

  • Part-Time Pharmacy Assistant

    Job Description

    The part-time Pharmacy Assistant responsibilities also include:

    • Processing submitted prescriptions
    • Counting pills
    • Packaging, labeling and dispensing medications
    • Processing charges/payments for medications dispensed
    • Processing phone and e-mail medication orders
    • Checking accuracy of prescriptions processed by other staff
    • Receiving incoming supplies
    • Verifying stock
    • Entering data in the computer to maintain inventory records


    High school diploma and 1-2 years of customer service experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous hospital experience including TPN, and chemotherapy preparation and/or Certified Veterinary Technician is preferred. Must have open availability to work between the hours of 7:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. Bachelors Degree preferred. Previous hospital experience including TPN, and Chemotherapy preparation and/or Certified Veterinary Technician and previous compounding experience is preferred.

  • Full-time Pharmacy Technician

    The PHARMACY TECHNICIAN A will support the daily operation of the Ryan Hospital pharmacy by processing outpatient, inpatient and mail order prescriptions. This position will be responsible for data entry, fulfillment, and quality assurance checks for all prescription orders, as well as payment processing. In-person consultation with doctors, nurses and students and phone consultation with clients occurs daily. The Pharmacy Technician A will also participate in inventory maintenance including the processing of hospital department orders and stocking of supplies, unpacking shipments including medications, IV fluids and pet food. Independent rotation through all workstations, including the in-patient and outpatient pharmacies, is required.

    The PHARMACY TECHNICIAN B has a level of advanced knowledge and understanding pertaining to both academic and technical aspects of the job. The Pharmacy Technician B assumes in-depth responsibilities for making patient care more efficient and effective by contributing to workflow oversight, performing compounding activities including allergy vaccines, and resolving customer service issues escalated up from PTA. The pharmacy technician B is expected to function independently of a pharmacist or pharmacy manager and maintain PTCB license.

A Renowned Teaching Hospital 

Offering a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment, Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital employs board-certified faculty in AVMA-recognized specialties. The Hospital has a caseload of approximately 35,000 patient visits per year, supported by an excellent board-certified nursing staff and intern/residency programs. As an urban medical center, Ryan Hospital offers extraordinary experience with a wide range of patients and medical challenges. 

University-Wide Collaboration 

As part of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Vet is a key partner in one of the world’s great biomedical research and teaching centers. Close proximity to two world-class biomedical institutions, the Perelman School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, helps to foster numerous collaborative research and clinical endeavors. Opportunity exists to participate in research projects within and outside of the School of Veterinary Medicine. 

Find Your Place at Penn Vet

Penn Vet is situated on Penn’s vibrant main campus in Philadelphia, a beautiful city rich in American history and offering an abundance of cultural diversity and resources, including music, art, theater, and fine dining ( 

Philadelphia is home to the Philadelphia Zoo, one of the area’s foremost conservation organizations, whichPhiladelphia Zoo has a long-standing partnership with Penn Vet.

Philadelphia is also home to Fairmount Park, one of the largest city parks in the United States, and many historic monuments and museums.

Thanks to city founder William Penn’s grid street design, Philadelphia is a wonderfully walkable city. SEPTA, Philadelphia’s mass transit system, as well as Amtrak and the Philadelphia International Airport are also convenient to Penn’s campus. Philadelphia is just a 1.5 hour drive from New York City and a 2.5 hour drive from Washington, DC. With so many natural and cultural attractions in one area, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work or play!

Did you know?

  • Penn Vet is one of the oldest U.S. vet schools and was founded in 1884.
  • Penn Vet is the only U.S. vet school in a major metropolitan area with a secondary, rural campus location (New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA).
  • Penn Vet’s Dr. David K. Detweiler has been called the “Father of Veterinary Cardiology.” He was singularly responsible for bringing cardiology to the forefront of veterinary medicine and convincing physicians of the value of studying comparative cardiology.
  • Penn Vet’s Dr. Ralph Brinster was the first veterinarian to be awarded the National Medal of Science in 2010. Dr. Brinster is regarded as the father of transgenesis, and it was his research on the manipulation of the mammalian germ line, the cells that give rise to sperm and eggs, for which he was honored.

Penn Vet Pioneers

  • First veterinary neuropathologist (Dr. Jack McGrath)
  • First internal fixation of fractures (Dr. Jacques Jenny)
  • First objective measure of canine hip laxity (Dr. Gail Smith—PennHIP)
  • First description of vaccine-associated sarcomas (Dr. Mattie Hendrick and Dr. Michael Goldschmidt)
  • First description of lyme nephritis (Dr. Meryl Littman)

Working at the University of Pennsylvania

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes: 

  • Excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families
  • Generous retirement benefits 
  • A wide variety of professional development opportunities 
  • Supportive workplace and family benefits
  • A generous amount of paid time off
  • A wealth of health and wellness programs and resources

And much more!

For more information please visit Penn's HR website.