Certified or Registered Vet Technician (Nurse)

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) - Department - Clinical

Opportunity at a Glance
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) operates a small animal Veterinary Clinic (RUVC) to serve the needs of the community and to provide an experiential learning environment in clinical medicine and surgery for veterinary students. The hospital provides a broad range of clinical services, including 24-hour emergency coverage, throughout the year. The facility has a full-time hospital director.

The position of veterinary technician is a full-time one and will include some weekend and emergency duties. This role reports to the Veterinary Clinic Director.

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical support for clinicians in the Ross University Veterinary Clinic (RUVC). In addition to providing clinical assistance, skill in the areas of anesthesia, patient nursing, dental prophylaxis and radiology are a must. The ideal candidate would participate in the instruction and support of DVM students as part of the daily routine. The RUVC technicians may also be asked to support the Large and Small Animal Student Surgery Labs that occur throughout the semester. The certified technicians in the clinic also participate with the after-hours anesthesia on-call rotating schedule. The technicians are expected to carry out any reasonable duties and responsibilities assigned by the Clinic Director as the need arises.

Qualifications

  • Ideally 2 years’ experience working in a clinical setting
  • A successful candidate must possess standard technical skills, including but not limited to, animal restraint, catheter placement, blood collection, use of standard diagnostic imaging equipment, use of an I-Stat machine, and diagnostic equipment, such as Doppler, EKG, and multi-function monitors.
  • A desire to teach and interact with veterinary students is also a requirement.
  • The technician must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. 

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

Who We Are
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians. Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.

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