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Large Animal Veterinary Tech

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Health and Medical Services

Job Description

Provides overnight intensive nursing care to all large animal patients and clinical assistance as directed by clinicians. Supervises, orients, instructs, and evaluates senior veterinary students in the medical management of patients. Provides primary patient care, will work on holidays and weekends on rotating basis, may be required to alter shifts as need arises.

Required Qualifications

Licensed or eligible for license as a Veterinary Technician within the State of Virginia, OR enrolled in an accredited Licensed Veterinary Technician Program, expectation to complete within 1218 months. Knowledge of large animal anatomy, physiology and etiology; knowledge of CPR and animal restraint methods; proficiency in the operation, maintenance, and application of sophisticated medical equipment such as IV pumps, heart monitors, centrifuge, oxygen cage, incubator, ventilator, video endoscope system, hoists and slings, and glucometer and refractometer; ability to receive and convey information and instructions to senior veterinary students and clinical faculty, to recognize needs and establish priorities, care and concerns for large animal patients, and make emergency decisions relating to health and safety of animals and people; ability to safely move and handle up to 75 lbs. Must be able to tolerate rabies prophylaxis.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a large animal practice environment, ability to work well with others in an academic setting.

Pay Band

3 - Salary

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Salary - Commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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