This is a part time position anticipated to work 17.5 hours per week.
The Department of Clinical Sciences is responsible for providing didactic and clinical training of DVM students, conducting research pertaining to diseases of large and small animals, and providing health care services for large and small animals.
The section of Community Medicine and the Shelter Medicine Program work to improve the quality of life for homeless, displaced, abused or neglected animals through the education of veterinary students, veterinarians and veterinary paraprofessionals in the principles, core competencies and best practices of community and shelter medicine.
The Luke and Lily Lerner Spay/Neuter Clinic (LSNC) provides students at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine with opportunities for surgical training while serving pets in need. The mission is to instruct veterinary students in the best practices of small animal sterilization surgeries, to provide free or low-cost services to pets in need from the surrounding community, and to provide the surgical training component for Community Medicine.
The Lerner Spay Neuter Clinic provides high level spay neuter services to shelter and community animals while training veterinary students in the clinical competencies needed for anesthesia and surgery of healthy feline and canine patients. Four surgical training programs are run out of the Lerner Spay Neuter clinic including the Introduction to Anesthesia and Small Animal Surgical Techniques (ISAAST), which is a required class for all students, periodic clinics for shelter animals, the monthly Sunday Community Cat clinics and the Primary Care Procedures Elective. In addition, we support a community outreach clinic and dental training labs.
The Lerner Clinic is a positive and fun filled space where every team member is valued. We focus on creating an environment where every student feels comfortable and can learn. One trainee described us as a 'welcoming cocoon.' With the dual missions of helping animals and training students, everything we do matters. Every day is filled with something new and offers a chance to learn and grow. We are composed of a tight knit team of veterinarians and technicians who strive to offer exceptional patient care, as well as student and technician education.
We welcome technicians of all levels to apply and will provide training as needed. Our technicians support the spay neuter program, veterinary outreach and procedures training in dentistry and surgery. A background in animal welfare or sheltering is helpful but not required. We can also collaborate with technicians in the six other teaching hospitals and clinics to provide specific training for example in dentistry or anesthesia
As a technician on this team you will be trained to handle anesthesia of all kinds, as well as how to assist veterinary students as they learn anesthesia and surgery. Some of the perks of working here include a CE allowance and an in-house continuing education, a beautiful New England campus with an on-campus cafe, generous vacation and personal day allocation with the university observing all major holidays, and the opportunity to grow your own skills and experience while helping to make the world a better place..
If you are looking for a change and new challenges, consider this opportunity. For informal inquiry or additional questions please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org .
High School Diploma or the equivalent
Minimum 1 year veterinary technician experience
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation
Associate's degree preferred. 2+ years of related experience preferred.
Individual should be highly organized with outstanding communication skills and experience in an educational environment.
An understanding of the organizational mechanics of animal shelters and shelter medicine is an advantage in communication with students about the program.
High level of anesthesia training and the ability to independently anesthetize dogs and cats.
Basic knowledge of veterinary surgical and dental procedures and support for these
Ability to safely and humanely handle dogs, cats and other small domestic animals. Some of these animals may have limited socialization and unknown aggressive backgrounds.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Some weekend duty is required, including up to one Sunday per month for the community cat clinics and occasional special events.
Some evening duty is required but can be shared among the technicians.
Hours are variable but may be long.
Working in the clinic can involve exposure to loud noises (barking dogs) for short periods of time
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Grafton
Organization: Clinical Sciences-Cummings-Vet
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 24, 2021, 3:41:02 PM
Internal Number: 21001098
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