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Veterinary Technician

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Veterinary Technician

Kirkwood Community College is seeking a Veterinary Technician who will provide support for the daily operation of the Animal Health Program. Responsibilities include: monitor and supervise student performed procedures, rotations, pre and post-operative patient care, surgical area preparation and maintenance, and OSHA / AVMA compliance.  This position requires independent judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills, strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills, good computer skills and the ability to handle pressures related to deadlines.


•Assist instructors with live animal laboratory sessions.
•Supervise student performed anesthesia procedures.
•Supervise student performed Endotracheal Tube Intubation, Dental Prophy, and IV Catheter Placement procedures.
•Supervise student hospital nursing, animal care and / or kennel rotations.  Animal care may be required on weekends, holidays, college cancellation days and breaks.
•Supervise / direct students with post-operative patient care and monitoring and instrumentation and suite clean up and sterilization.
•Monitor student medical record keeping and hospital inventory control.
•Manage OSHA compliance in regards to daily operation of laboratories and support facilities.
•Acquisition, and discharge of surgery and medical cases
•Organize and maintain all animal records
•Coordinate entry physicals and vaccinations upon admission
•Monitor animal health daily and report all problems to the attending veterinarian
•Schedule animals for surgery and dental procedures
•Maintain medical supply and animal inventories.
•Assist faculty and students in maintaining clean and organized laboratory areas.
•Complete and maintain USDA animal transfer records
•Provide animal care as needed
•Instruct students in appropriate completion of essential tasks
•Supervise and schedule work-study and part-time student employees
•Assign animal case managers
•Coordinate the reception area
•Provide facility tours as needed
•Arrange for or perform periodic service / inspection on major equipment / facilities as needed


•Clinical experience to include but not limited: surgical assistance, anesthesia administration and monitoring, dental and post-operative care. Graduate of an AVMA accredited program of Veterinary Technology Maintain current Iowa registration as a veterinary technician    

Kirkwood welcomes, values, and nurtures people of all backgrounds perspectives, and experiences as well as supports and promotes an environment that accepts differences.  AA/EEO employer.

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Posted 06/08/17

Job ID: 61066