Provides patient care for ill and injured animals in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. This position will primarily be working in the VMC Emergency and Critical Care unit; instructs and demonstrates techniques to students; assists students, veterinary technicians and veterinarians in their work; maintains supplies, equipment and cleanliness of hospital areas. Working schedule is three 12 hour days, rotating weekends and holidays.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge normally acquired in the first two or three years in college, technical or vocational school in Veterinary Technology; six months to one year of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in extensive patient care, surgery, anesthesia, drug-dosing, and sterilization; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; licensed as a Veterinary Technician with the State of Michigan or attainment of such certification within one year from date of employment.
Experience in an educational setting; background in emergency medicine.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Resume, professional references
Three 12-hour days working third shift with rotating weekends and holidays.
Summary of Physical Demands
The veterinary technician will be lifting animal patients onto cages and medical equipment; carrying animals between cages and exam tables and gurneys; pushing carts containing animals and equipment to other units; climbing stairs carrying lab samples; restraining animals; preparing for medical procedures and treatments.
Summary of Health Risks
Caring for animals with potential TB and rabies risk; may wear a respirator.
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