EBC Veterinary Technician- AZ- Equine and Bovine Center
The Equine & Bovine Center (EBC) Veterinary Technician is a position within the College of Veterinary Medicine's Animal Health Institute. This individual's primary duty is providing veterinary technician services in support of the EBC's food animal service. In addition to patient care, this position is involved with the care of teaching herds housed at the EBC. Additionally, this individual must take initiative and assume responsibility for completion of assigned tasks, and must work alone or in the company of others, either with or without direct supervision. The EBC Veterinary Technician will function as an integral member of the animal health care team, and must support and advance the important role of the EBC in the clinical education of veterinary students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Support EBC ambulatory faculty and students in the delivery of patient care and herd health operations.
- Provide care for cattle and horses housed at the EBC as needed.
- Ensure that ambulatory vehicles are stocked with drugs, supplies, and equipment necessary for field work with large animals.
- Assist in restraining animals for procedures and treatments
- Gain proficiency with StringSoft electronic medical record program, and ensure that caseload statistics are captured both at the individual animal and herd levels.
- Follow husbandry protocols in accordance with USDA and IACUC standards
- Assist in maintaining supplies and equipment in treatment areas
- Process laundry/linen as needed to assure adequate and neat supply at all times
- Assist faculty on an as-needed basis with student instruction
- Other duties as may be assigned
- Know the basics of large animal handling and restraint.
- Be familiar with common medical and surgical procedures performed in the field in large animal practice.
- Be familiar with the use of equipment commonly used in large animal practice.
- Understand principles of therapy of common large animal medical conditions.
- Understand biosecurity protocols needed for work in animal production facilities.
- Follow OSHA standards and be able to find Material Safety Data Sheets quickly.
- Use proper medical terminology and spelling when speaking and writing.
This position currently has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This individual must have the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and must have regular, predictable, in-person attendance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High School diploma or GED is required. Must have a minimum of 2-4 years of experience working with large animal patient care. Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) licensure from the state of Arizona is preferred. Must have the ability to function as a member of a large animal healthcare team with a collaborative mindset. Must have excellent customer service skills with the ability to develop rapport with students, faculty and clients. Must be compliant with all EBC policies and procedures. Ability to speak Spanish is desired.
The individual must have the ability to learn the String Soft Veterinary management system.
Intermediate skills:Ability to read and interpret writtendocuments such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Basic skills:Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
Basic skills:Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand or sitfor long periods.The employee must regularly use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.The employee is required to stand and walk.Have the physical strength and ability to stand for long periods, and be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance.
Animal allergies statement: No inhibiting allergies to animals, hay, or dust.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord withall federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.
High School or better.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)