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Large Animal Care / Restraint Tech

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Vet. Medicine Clinical Services
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Veterinary Medicine

Job Description

Assists in providing basic and intensive nursing care to all patients of all services admitted for treatment to the Large Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Provides technical assistance to clinical faculty, residents, interns, and senior veterinary students concerning all aspects of patient care, animal handling and the application and use of specialized diagnostic and medical equipment. Will work on an as needed basis. Subject to work varying shifts, days of the week, weekends and holidays. Assist in other areas as directed by supervisor.

Required Qualifications

Must be able to follow and comprehend written and verbal instructions concerning all aspects of patient care. Must be able to recognize needs and establish priorities in order to ensure quality patient care. Must have the ability to make sound emergency decisions concerning the health and safety of both humans and animals; ability to administer drugs and pharmaceuticals by all acceptable routes of administration; ability to safely work with and proficiency at handling and restraining all species and breeds of large animals required. Must be able to safely move and handle items weighing up to 75 lbs. Ability to tolerate Rabies prophylaxis (provided by employer) is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in veterinary care of large animals; experience in various animal restraint methods; experience with specialized related equipment.

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Salary Information

Starting at $15.00 an hour

Review Date

August 5, 2022

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 military 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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