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Veterinary Service Technician

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Equine Medical Ancillary
Location: Greater Washington, D.C., Metro Area
Categories: Veterinary Medicine

Job Description

Works directly for patient care services to assist clinicians with the performance of their daily patient care needs including emergency, outpatient and inpatient cases. Provides quality care for all equine patients to include the provision of intensive care for nonisolated and isolated cases, treatments and medication administration; assists with diagnostic procedures involving all imaging modalities; operating room support and case circulation; laboratory and pathology testing, necropsy support; preparation of medications; anesthesia support. Provides skills training for veterinary technician students, veterinary students and patient care staff. Provides shared rotational emergency after hours and weekend oncall coverage for the operating room and afterhours (evening and night shift) coverage for the nursing department.

Required Qualifications

Current experience handling and working with a variety of sport, pleasure and competition horses. Skills and knowledge to assist with a variety of biomedical, performance, imaging, nursing, clinical laboratory/pathology/necropsy and equine veterinary care procedures. Working knowledge of equine anatomy and veterinary terminology. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to follow established protocol and procedures. Ability to make decisions and react quickly in order to maintain the safety of patients and personnel. Must be able to safely move and handle up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

LVT in the state of VA or licensure from a state that will transfer. Experience with veterinary practice management information systems.

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Salary Information

Pay band 3-Salary: Commensurate with experience

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Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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