Under the oversight of faculty, technician supervisors, and the assistant director, the Veterinary Technician Intern in the Large Animal Hospital assists in maintaining patient animalsâ™ hospitalization standards. The internship program has a duration of one year, during which the successful applicant will gain experience and knowledge in several Large Animal Hospital Services.
Required Education and Experience:
Associate degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science, or a related area or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Basic computer skills.
General understanding of equipment used in a veterinary medical teaching hospital preferred.
Ability to perform heavy lifting.
Strong animal handling skills.
Ability to communicate effectively and positively at all levels within the anesthesia service and the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.
Strong computer background and animal handling skills preferred.
Must be able to work within time constraints and in crisis situations.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Other Requirements or Other Factors:
Requires working different shifts and participating in On Call coverage.
Provides emergency Anesthesia call with supervision.
Participates in emergency duty coverage during veterinary student absences and for holidays.
May be required to work alternate shifts, some overtime, holidays, weekends, or âœon-call duty.â
Preferred Education and Experience:
Associates or Bachelorâ™s degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science, or a related area.
One year experience in a veterinary medical setting.
Preferred Licenses and Certifications:
LVT or RVT, Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (AVTA), or Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians (AVECCT).
Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of veterinary equipment used within a veterinary teaching hospital such as anesthetic machines, fluid pumps, blood gas analyzers, oscilloscopes, defibrillators, nebulizers, and endoscopic equipment preferred.
60%: Work Duties: Provides patient restraint for medical procedures. Assist faculty, technicians and students in the performance of medical procedures and treatments by restraining or holding animals. Assist faculty and technical staff in the performance of lameness exams (jogging/lunging). Under the direct supervision of faculty or technicians, assist during the transportation and positioning of Large Animal patients for imaging procedures. May assist with moving animal patients to recovery after Anesthesia. Feed clean and groom horses as necessary or requested. This includes brushing, cleaning feet, assisting with bandage changes, pulling shoes. Procures and stocks supplies from storage room and pharmacy. Observes and reports behavior problems or conditions that develop with animals while under our care to appropriate medical staff verbally and in writing with use of computer. Captures fees and inputs fees into the VMIS system. Walks through wards to observe hospitalized patients on scheduled basis. Provides treatments to ward patients as directed by clinician. Communicates any patient concerns to primary or ER or primary service clinician. Assists in Isolation. Cleans and disinfects patient, hospital stalls, wards and grates. Cleans and disinfects equipment. Cleans packages and sterilizes instruments and supplies. Performs basic sample and point of care analysis. Performs basic equipment maintenance and cleaning. Reports equipment malfunctions to Supervisor. Provides support to other services within the VMTH. Provides oversight of patients housed in Isolation. Remains current with safety classes, rabies prophylaxis, and licensure. May walk potentially radioactive patients. Must be knowledgeable of radiation safety issues and active practices. Must ensure up-to-date infection control training is completed and implementation of infection control practices are maintained without compromise. Maintains knowledge of aseptic techniques. Participates in clinical and basic research programs as needed within the terms of employment. Assists in clinical research efforts to include record keeping and data management.
35%: Curriculum and Specific Service: Follows curriculum and veterinary technical job duties as assigned: rotations in Equine Medicine, Sports Medicine and Imaging, , Internal Medicine, Community Practice, Theriogenology, & Equine Field Services), Food Animal Medicine, Surgery, and Field Services, Anesthesia, ICU, Imaging and Radiology, Front Desk, Animal Caretaker, Pharmacy, and Administration.
5%: Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
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Internal Number: R-004112
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