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Clinical Veterinary Technician

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Equine Medical Ancillary
Location: Leesburg, Virginia
Categories: Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

Assists 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 intensive care cases. The role of the clinical veterinary technician is to provide treatment and medication administration, including controlled substances. Assists with diagnostic procedures involving all imaging modalities, operating room support and case circulation, laboratory and pathology testing, necropsy support, dispensary support, and anesthesia recovery support. Provides training for veterinary technician students, veterinary students and interns. On-call coverage as needed.

Required Qualifications:

LVT in the state of VA or licensure from a state that will transfer. 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. Experience with computers. Must be able to safely move and handle up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with veterinary practice management information systems.

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