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Community Practice Vet Tech

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Vet. Medicine Teaching Hospital
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Veterinary Medicine

Job Description

Provides technical support to clinical faculty and senior veterinary students in the medical sections of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, including ward and treatment room management, administering treatments and medications ordered by clinical faculty. Provides technical support to clinical faculty and senior veterinary students in regards to Anesthesia for Community Practice patients. Special nursing care procedures may include special diagnostic procedures, infection control/isolation management and supports OR procedures. Performs critical care nursing procedures in the Intensive Care Unit as directed by clinical faculty and instructs senior veterinary students in technical and manipulative skills related to ICU/Critical Care. On call for ICU coverage and covers ICU shifts including holidays. Assists in other areas of the hospital as directed by supervisor.

Required Qualifications

Licensed or Licensed eligible in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Veterinary Technician (LVT); Experience in anesthesia and / or intensive care in a veterinary medical setting; working knowledge of basic nursing skills as well as knowledge of basic anesthetic equipment and monitoring; ability to place intravenous catheters and to perform endotracheal intubation; knowledge of CPR; ability to understand instructions; excellent communication skills; Rabies prophylaxis will be required (provided by employer).

Preferred Qualifications

Considerable experience in a veterinary clinical setting.

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Salary Information

Pay Band 4, 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.

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