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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Join the Penn Vet 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.

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.

Additional Ryan Hospital Positions

  • Clinical Applications Support Analyst

    Job Description

    This position will provide analytical and troubleshooting skills for implementing and supporting technology applications for Penn Vet hospital user communities. Position will be situated at the PHL campus, but the incumbent will be responsible for hospital level support irrespective of campus, which will require travel to both Penn Vet campuses in Philadelphia and Kennett Square, PA.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Assist in assessment, coordination, documentation, release note review, testing and implementation of custom applications, upgrades to current systems, and project requests.
    • Address support requests and coordinate them within Penn Vet IT help desk application.
    • With guidance from senior IT analysts, act as a liaison between various hospital departments and advocate for users' needs, resolve highly complex, multi-function application errors and system issues.
    • Provide and communicate clear documentation for support, status, and issues resolutions.
    • Develop and maintain process documentation to support both technical and end-user staff.
    • Provide training assistance for applications users and other staff.
    • Work closely with vendors' technical teams to resolve certain issues that cannot be resolved in-house.
    • Provide on-call after-hours support.
    • Perform other duties as assigned


    Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's Degree in Information Sciences is preferred.

    Additional qualifications:

    • Valid driver's license is required.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills is required.
    • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships and to interact positively and productively with teams across departmental lines, including administrative and executive staff is required.
    • Experience with supporting clinician use of an EMR system, with expertise in hospital or ambulatory clinical computer applications is desired, but not required.
    • Demonstrates strong initiative, establishes personal goals, and takes responsibility for meeting them within defined time-lines is required.
    • Ability to function in a dynamic environment subject to spontaneous changes in schedules and priorities is required.
    • Ability to analyze various computer programs to achieve desired output.
    • Experience with leading multiple initiatives concurrently is preferred.
    • Strong and effective inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse. group of clients and staff.
    • Must also be a highly motivated self-starter capable of working both independently and as a member of a team.

    Learn more about the Clinical Applications Support Analyst position...

  • Clinical Client Services Receptionist

    Job Description

    This position requires staffing our hospital client service area. It requires providing excellent customer service to clients who bring their pets to Ryan Hospital for treatment. It involves registering and discharging clients and both making sure that the proper charges are posted and that the correct payments are applied. It also requires being able to communicate effectively with staff and clinicians.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Call for a triage when clients come into the ER with an emergency.
    • Process all intake paperwork, discharge paperwork, and manage the client/doctor interactions.
    • Answer the ER phone lines and assist the clients to decide if their pet needs to come into the ER. Transfer calls from referring veterinarians to the ER doctors. Advise when to call Poison Control.
    • Monitor and maintain the transfer board.
    • Work with Medical Records to make sure the ES charts get added to the medical record
    • Make copies and keep all forms stocked.
    • Admit all A.M. admits to the hospital that will be transferred to other service


    H.S. Diploma or GED with 1-2 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous customer service experience is preferred. The ability to perform basic math calculations is also required. In addition, the individual must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The individual will be cross trained to work the Clinic Reception Desk and ES Reception. Ability to handle a very busy Emergency Room for the overnight shift is required. An additional shift differential of 15% to 20% will be paid for hours worked after 8 p.m. or weekends. Looking for someone who will work collegially with everyone within the department and work collegially with all other hospital sections.

  • Inventory Assistant

    Job Description

    The Inventory Assistant is responsible for assisting in maintaining hospital inventory including both medications and supplies.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Complete weekly cycle counts accurately and efficiently to generate vendor orders, including the ability to convert units of measurement and calculate accurate quantities based on differing stock bottle sizes.
    • Distribute received orders to hospital departments
    • Put away pharmacy vendor orders

    Additional administrative duties as assigned by Inventory Control Specialist which may include but are not limited to making adjustments to cycle count sheets, organizing inventory, and assisting with inputting data for vendor orders.


    High School Diploma or GED is required and 1 year of experience.

  • Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Job Description

    Bring your drive for excellence and join our team! We are currently seeking a motivated Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our team at Ryan Veterinary Hospital. This position will perform full cycle recruitment activities while partnering with multiple hiring managers to filled open positions within assigned departments. The individual will source, identify, screen and recruit potential candidates for mission-critical staff positions such as Veterinary Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians and Clinical Laboratory Technicians. This position will be involved in all aspects of hiring from initial screening through onboarding. The position will also collaborate closely with the Central HR Talent Acquisition team.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Develop recruitment sourcing strategies to ensure a diverse, highly talented candidate pool. Build and maintain a talent pipeline to proactively plan for staffing needs. Source candidates using various social media platforms and job boards.
    • Work closely with the Director of Outreach to identify and attend job fairs, regional conferences & recruiting events. Liaise with technical schools to attract new graduates and alumni.
    • Effectively manage the ATS (Workday) and hiring process including entering requisitions, posting positions, reviewing and screening applicants, submitting offers for approval, generating offer letters, obtaining references and submitting and monitoring the status of backgrounds checks to ensure completion prior to date of hire.
    • Schedule interviews and conduct tours, discuss benefits, and ensure a smooth working interview with potential candidates.
    • Orient/onboard new hires. Ensure needed resources needed are provided (ie-office, keys, phone, computer, hospital system/device access, etc.).
    • Update existing job descriptions and Position Information Questionnaires as needed.
    • Perform additional duties as assigned


    Certified Veterinary Technician, and HR Certification such as SHRM is highly desirable but not required. Willingness and ability to travel to attend regional career fairs is required.  Knowledge of veterinary medicine is preferred. Must have an ambitious and outgoing personality. Working knowledge of Workday is a plus but not required. Experience sourcing candidates using various social media platforms and job boards is strongly desired.  Exceptional organizational, verbal and written communication skills is also required.

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.