The Instructional Veterinary Nurse I, under direct supervision, participates in the instruction of undergraduate-level courses to meet the needs of the Veterinary Technology Program. This includes hands-on laboratory responsibilities and may include classroom-lecture instruction. Assists veterinary staff with medical management of program animals and medical cases including daily husbandry, supportive care and medical treatments.
Courses are assigned based on the employee's interest and area of expertise. This position will oversee the daily care of all on-site animals. Ample opportunity for CE and unique research experiences are available.
If you are interesting in working with a dedicated team of animal professionals as part of a program that specializes in non-traditional career paths, consider applying!
If you have any additional questions about the position, please contact Christine Hoskinson, MS, LVT, Assistant Director of Veterinary Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Effectively instruct students in all content included in assigned VETT courses
Maintain classroom and laboratory spaces and assist with quality control on equipment and facility cleanliness/maintenance
Support student success through ready availability, mentoring and advising
Ensure accurate entry and completion of medical records
Assist in the management of medical cases
Support other instructors in class/laboratory settings, as needed
Maintain professional licensure and stay current on veterinary medicine affairs
Participate in the academic affairs of the department, college, and university, as needed
Education – Graduation from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program with an associate’s degree in veterinary technology or related field
Experience – Five years of practical experience in a veterinary practice environment
Knowledge of – Common veterinary practices and procedures in a working veterinary practice setting
Ability to – Multitask, communicate and cooperate well with others. Basic computing skills.
Licensing / Professional Certification – Registration, licensure or certification as a veterinary technician as a result of successful completion of the VTNE, ability to become licensed in the state of Texas within 6 months
Physical Requirements – Lift up to #50, work in outdoor environments, including those which temperatures can be >90°F
About Texas A&M University-Kingsville Veterinary Technology Program
Texas A&M University - Kingsville's Veterinary Technology (VETT) program' s mission is develop well-rounded veterinary technologists with exceptional skills. The program emphasizes large animal, wildlife, and lab animal expertise to meet the future needs of animal care. We are one of less than 30 programs in the U.S. that offers a 4-year B.S. degree. Our program is the only one in Texas that offers a hands-on classroom experience. We are dedicated to giving our students the best experience by admitting only 30 students each fall which allows for small class sizes and individual attention.
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