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Works directly for patient care services to assist clinicians with the performance of their daily patient care needs including emergency, outpatient and inpatient cases. Provides quality care for all equine patients to include the provision of intensive care for non-isolated and isolated cases, treatments and medication administration; assists with diagnostic procedures involving all imaging modalities; operating room support and case circulation; laboratory and pathology testing, necropsy support; preparation of medications; anesthesia support. Provides skills training for veterinary technician students, veterinary students and patient care staff. Provides shared rotational emergency after hours and weekend on-call coverage for the operating room and after-hours (evening and night shift) coverage for the nursing department.
LVT in the state of VA or licensure from a state that will transfer. Current experience handling and working with a variety of sport, pleasure and competition horses. Skills and knowledge to assist with a variety of biomedical, performance, imaging, nursing, clinical laboratory/pathology/necropsy and equine veterinary care procedures. Working knowledge of equine anatomy and veterinary terminology. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to follow established protocol and procedures. Ability to make decisions and react quickly in order to maintain the safety of patients and personnel. Must be able to safely move and handle up to 50 lbs.
Experience with veterinary practice management information systems.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
Percent Employment: Full-time
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