Providing patient care for ill and injured animals in the Veterinary Medical Center; this position will primarily be working in the Soft Tissue Surgery team. Responsibilities include providing assistance with medical procedures, blood draws, out-patient receiving, submitting laboratory and imaging requests, client communication, processing paperwork; coordinating work flow throughout the day; communicating with team members; instructing and demonstrating techniques to students; assisting students, veterinary technicians and veterinarians in their work; maintaining supplies, equipment and cleanliness of hospital areas. Candidates should demonstrate initiative, participate in continuing education, maintain effective work relationships, be flexible and work with a diverse group of constituents.
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; experience in the use of spreadsheet and word processing software. May require experience in a veterinary hospital research setting, 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.
Six months to one year work experience as a Veterinary Technician in an educational setting.
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, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Summary of Physical Demands
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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