The Veterinary Technician IV, has primary responsibility for supervising all physiology and pharmacology laboratories for professional, graduate and undergraduate students. Supervises assigned staff. Serves as Compliance Officer with Texas A&M University-approved animal care protocols involving the use of animals for departmental teaching purposes. Also serves a Compliance Officer for all State and Federal regulations involving animal use in teaching protocols, chemical use, etc. Sole responsibility for coordinating the departmental animal health care and dog adoption programs.
Required Education and Experience:
Associate's degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science, or a related area or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Six years of technical experience in a veterinary hospital or clinic environment including one year of supervisory experience.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Laboratory coordination experience.
Animal care and use.
Familiarity with local, state and federal animal use requirements.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Science Degree.
Experience in scientific research and laboratory demonstration techniques - TAMUS experience.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrated leadership in the academic environment.
Ability to communicate with students and provide assessment of student performance.
Demonstrated ability to supervise and delegate responsibilities and duties.
Excellence in animal care and treatment.
Coordinating the departmental teaching laboratory Works with departmental and extra-departmental faculty to establish schedules for the professional, graduate and undergraduate laboratory exercises. Supervises the acquisition and set-up the equipment/supplies required for every laboratory exercise performed in the professional, graduate, and undergraduate teaching lab.
Supervises the anesthesia support and surgical procedures as needed for the teaching laboratory exercises. Trains and supervises technicians and students in the teaching laboratory to insure compliance with all safety standards and the proper use of computers and equipment. Responsible for hiring, training, planning work and work schedules, and evaluating job performance of technicians and students. Supervision of the calibration and set up of all physiological monitoring instrumentation. Responsible for the proper setup of surgical instruments equipment and supervision of training students in the Emergency Medicine Course (VTPP948).
Animal Health Care and Adoption Programs Coordinates and supervises of all preventive health care procedures for all dogs maintained for teaching purposes. Sole responsibility for the placement of dogs into suitable adoption situations. Supervises of all record keeping associated with the animal health care and adoption programs.
Departmental Liaison with LARR Supervisory responsibility for inspecting animals and facilities (Vivarium 111) once a week. Supervises maintenance of treatment room, feed room, and teaching animal facilities (Vivarium 111). Coordinates delivery of animals for teaching labs. Supervises of the ordering of feed and medical supplies for teaching animals. General supervisory responsibilities for all animals used for teaching purposes in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology addresses questions and issues pertaining to animal use protocols and any student concerns regarding the use, care, and health status of all teaching animals.
Coordinates and schedules professional students activities pertaining to enhancing the sensory enrichment and quality of life issues of all teaching animals. These responsibilities are directly linked to minimizing the opportunity for criticism of persons opposed to the use of animals for teaching purposes. Oversees compliance of all University regulations for animal use, chemical storage, medical records, etc., for all teaching activities within the department.
Other Supervisory Activities Supervises staff in the grading of student s laboratory worksheets. Serves on Departmental and College committees as assigned. Serves as Building Proctor. Provides overall supervision of the Departmental Teaching Laboratory facilities such as classroom management, scheduling and availability, and coordinating equipment maintenance with service technicians.
Compliance with Federal, State, and University Guidelines for the Use of Animals Sole responsibility for ordering all animals that are used in the departmental teaching program. Supervisory responsibility of all technicians and faculty, insuring their strict adherence to all approved animal use protocols. Supervises the training of professional students in the appropriate methods for animal restraint, venipuncture, anesthesia induction, intubation, use of gaseous anesthesia equipment, and recovery of animals from anesthesia. Primary responsibility for maintaining records pertaining to the use of animals for teaching purposes. Oversees compliance of all State and Federal regulations for animal use, chemical storage, medical records, etc., for all teaching activities within the department. Performs other duties as assigned.
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Internal Number: R-013766
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