Veterinary Technician – Essential Veterinary Skills Medical Technician (Large Animal)
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Location: Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Type: Full Time
Vet Tech / Nurse / Assistant
2 Year Degree
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
The Veterinary Technician will participate in technician’s tasks with the majority of the responsibilities in medical skills labs supporting the large animal area. This position is primarily lab based with an equal component of administrative support functions. This individual would be responsible for, and assist with, set up and break down of all medical skill associated laboratories. This includes working with live animals (donkeys, sheep, cows and horses), working with animal models and administrative tasks supporting the Essential Veterinary Skills departmental functions.
Administrative responsibilities include organization of lab materials, ordering of supplies, restocking consumable supplies, assisting in course budget preparation, and use of exam software and Microsoft platforms for course duties such as scheduling and student attendance. Lab responsibilities would include assisting with training of students in large animal medical labs such as transtracheal wash, abdominocentesis and equine bandaging, as well as working in model-based skills labs, and assessments of student performance in those labs. In this function the technician would report directly to the Lead Essential Veterinary Skills Technician. Completes other duties as assigned.
Highly skilled individual with teaching interest and experience sought to participate in large animal department as a technician and assisting with veterinary student training.
Communication skills are necessary in order to effectively perform this job as information is relayed on a daily basis to colleagues, veterinary students, and on-call clinicians.
Preferred large animal or equine clinical experience in:
Assisting in medical procedures.
Providing technical medical tests such as trans-tracheal wash, bronchoscopy, endoscopy, abdominal tap, etc.
Supervising and train students and veterinary technicians and animal caretaker personnel.
Stocking and maintaining medicines and supplies.
Observing and recording animal behavior.
Directing humane care and feeding of large animals.
Taking blood, dispensing and giving medications.
Calculating medication treatment dosages
2 year Veterinary Technician certification required or Bachelor’s degree preferred from an accredited veterinary technology program.
Registered or Certified Veterinary Technician required.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a clinical setting.
About Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Our mission at Ross Vet is to provide the best learning environment to prepare students to become members and leaders of the worldwide public and professional healthcare team. We are committed to expanding diversity and inclusion opportunities across the veterinary professions and offering students from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to follow their chosen career in veterinary medicine.