Veterinary Technician

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 34072 University Title Veterinary Technician 2 University Job Family Research & Innovation ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title Veterinary Technician Position Number R57590 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Animal Care Facility Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
The veterinary technician is a member of the Division of Animal Resources ( DAR ) Veterinary Services team and provides direct support to the veterinarians, principal investigators, and research staff in animal health, training, and technical services. DAR Veterinary Technician will participate on a rotating on-call schedule including after hours, weekends and holidays to respond to animal health emergencies. The employee is collaboratively responsible for daily assessment of the health and well-being of all species under the care of the DAR . Interface with veterinarians to determine, implement and document follow-up treatment or actions. Restrain, administer and monitor anesthesia; troubleshoot anesthetic complications and equipment; operate different types of equipment used in laboratory animal medicine. Provide training for DAR staff and research personnel; collaboratively participate on veterinary observations; report animal/protocol related issues and concerns to the AV or designee; assist with reviewing of policies and guidelines; responsible for maintaining animal health records. Manage DAR surgical suites, procedural spaces, and equipment including scheduling, cleaning, and maintenance. Participate in the development of standard operating procedures, training courses, DAR guidelines and IACUC policies as directed by the Associate Director of Veterinary Services or designee. Minimum Hiring Standards
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU . Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology or Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Incumbent must have a current license as a veterinary technician in the State of Virginia or the ability to obtain licensure within 6 months of hire. Incumbent must have excellent oral and written communication skills to liaise with co-workers and customers; strong ability to multi-task; flexible and adaptable; enjoys education and training of others. Preferred Hiring Standards
Considerable recent experience in clinical veterinary medicine, surgical support, and anesthesia is preferred. Incumbent is preferred to have the following but not required. Considerable recent
experience in clinical veterinary medicine, surgical support, and anesthesia; Experience
working with rodents; Experience with surgical instruments/pack preparation; Experience
with drug calculations & amp; dosages; American Association of Laboratory Animal Science
certification; Customer service driven and Team player. Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $35,000-$50,000 Application Process/Additional Information
Must provide your current and previous Supervisor as a reference. Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40+ Normal Work Days/Hours M-F Job Open Date 09/23/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? Yes Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your feeling concerning the use of animals in research

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * This position requires interaction with animals. Do you have any criminal convictions that would preclude you from being considered for this position? This may include crimes of moral turpitude such as animal abuse, animal neglect, animal fighting, etc. (A conviction will be judged on its own merits with respect to time, circumstances, seriousness, and the extent to which it is related to the job for which you are applying.)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience working with research animals?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you familiar with animal care regulatory guidlines?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

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