To support clinical teaching and service in the curriculum and public practice of the College of Veterinary Medicine
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Individuals must possess the knowledge, as well as the following skills and abilities or be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities. 1. College Degree or any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the job. A current California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) License is required. 2. Ability to read and write medical records and recommendations. 3. Ability to calculate client’s bills, drug dosages, and dilutions. 4. Ability to teach students in technical skills. Ability to supervise veterinary students and decide if intervention is required for the safety of students and/or nonhuman animals. Must possess the knowledge and ability to fairly evaluate and document veterinary student’s clinical/surgical skills. 5. Ability to restrain, handle and perform a physical exam on a variety of animal species. Broad species experience is desirable. 6. Knowledge and enthusiasm for small animal preventative care recommendations (including nutrition, dentistry, behavior, and immunizations), veterinary medical terminology, veterinary medical procedures, surgical nursing, and basic sanitation and upkeep of veterinary medical equipment and environments. 7. Ability to perform a variety of basic veterinary office procedures. 8. Ability for logical, independent problem solving, and attention to detail and process. 9. Must be able to interact effectively with administration, faculty, staff, students, clients and outside visitors/vendors. 10. Ability to use computers for Internet searches and for Excel, Word and PowerPoint documents. - Familiar with hospital settings, flow and dynamics - Proficient monitoring general anesthesia with normal healthy patients, including working with various monitoring equipment - Knowledge in placing IV catheters - Knowledge of administration of IV, IM and SQ injections - Ability for logical, independent problem solving, and attention to detail and process - Knowledge in proper restraint and handling techniques - Can perform routine dental prophys - Can perform routine lab work and diagnostics - Dispensing medications - Knowledge of surgery instrumentation - Multitasking two to three things at a time with organizational skills
Education: - Completion of a degree from RVT school - RVT License in the State of California Experience: - 1-5 years of experience in general practice - Must have a valid Driver’s License - Must maintain a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) that satisfies the requirements of the WesternU Vehicle Use Policy.
List comments regarding work hours:
Hours will vary and may include overtime, evenings and weekends.