The Veterinary Technician Assistant, under supervision, assists the veterinary technicians in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) performing a variety of basic functions of limited complexity.
Required Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two years of related experience in animal care.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Basic computer skills, ability to work well with others.
No inhibiting allergies to animals or disinfectants, ability to lift heavy loads.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Persons in this position are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless or until relieved by the direct supervisor.
Ability to lift heavy loads.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience in animal handling and animal care.
Preferred Licenses and Certifications:
Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA).
Under the supervision of a Vet Tech I or higher, provides restraint for medical procedures, feeds and walks patients per clinicianâ™s orders, obtains and stocks supplies from store room and pharmacy. Observes and reports behavior problems or conditions that develop with animals while under our care to appropriate medical staff, proficient in use with computers and comfortable with the Veterinary Medical Information System (VMIS). Assists with medical procedures, performs basic blood sample analysis, assists with transporting patients to CT, radiology, or ultrasound, provides proper restraint, provides basic TPRs and assists with treatments under the supervision of a veterinary technician.
Maintains a sanitary and well organized service within the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Sanitizes and disinfects animal housing areas within ICU, Feline ICU, quiet room, and isolation suites. Maintains a functional, organized, and safe work environment at all times. Disinfects exam tables, equipment, and animal cages. Replenishes clean laundry. Restocks the services with expendable supplies, drugs, solutions. Cleans floors, sinks, countertops, and outside exercise yard.
Requires participating in Holiday coverage, as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Internal Number: R-003038
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