Careers at Virginia Tech

Patient Care Vet Assistant

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Equine Medical Ancillary
Location: Leesburg, Virginia
Categories: Veterinary Medicine

Job Description

This position provides care for equine patients through administration of medications and treatments, specimen collection, monitoring vital signs, record keeping, and assisting in the preparation and performance of special procedures. Responsible for acceptable levels of cleanliness in barns, treatment areas, and other related areas.

Required Qualifications

Previous equine experience and/or veterinary assistant experience; working knowledge of basic
principles of equine care; demonstrated knowledge of equine restraint and handling techniques; ability to follow established protocol and procedures; excellent communication skills. Must be able to safely move and handle up to 75lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

Licensed Veterinary Technician or training in animal science or a health-related field.

Pay Band

3; Wage

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Salary Information


Review Date

1/24/2023; posting will remain open until filled

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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