Veterinary Specialist 1
CS-Classified StaffUniversity Title:
Veterinary Specialist 1Working Title:
Veterinary Specialist 1College/Area:
College of Veterinary MedicineDepartment:
Veterinary Clinical SciencesDepartment Link:
67395Hiring Unit :
Veterinary Teaching HospitalWork Location:
99164This position is in a Bargaining Unit:
NoSummary of Duties:
The Veterinary Specialist 1 – Multiple Positions (VS1) position is an entry level position for a veterinary technician. There is a requirement of at least one year of clinical experience, preferably in a veterinary hospital setting. Basic veterinary technician skills are expected including but not limited to, venipuncture, peripheral IVC placement, performing basic physical exams, knowledge of appropriate species normal vitals, and appropriate animal restraint. Some familiarity with the common veterinary equipment such as blood pressure monitors, EKG machines, and gas anesthesia machines is also necessary. The Veterinary Teaching hospital currently has 17 different departments in which positions may be available. See below for the current department openings.
Veterinary Specialist 1 – Critical Care
The WSU Critical Care is a 24/7 fully staffed fast growing service. Licensed technicians are always on duty helping to oversee and assist with patient stabilization and treatments. This team of outstanding professionals provide compassionate care at the highest level using the latest tools, medicines, and techniques. The staff handles the critically ill and emergent patients with round the clock observation and therapy. Technician duties include peripheral line placement, canine and feline urinary catheter placement, pain assessment, administering constant rate infusions, monitoring vitals including direct and indirect blood pressure, and patient advocacy. Good communication and team player are a must.
Veterinary Specialist 1 – Oncology Technician
We are looking for a technician who is a good team player and has exceptional patient care skills. As part of the oncology team, you will work closely with our clients and their pets and assist the veterinarians in performing radiation and chemotherapy treatments as well as follow up care. To be successful in this position you need to have a strong work ethic and good communication skills, and be an effective patient advocate. Organizational skills and solid all around technical skills are important, especially atraumatic intubation and intravenous catheter placement. Come help us provide compassion and individualized care to our oncology patients and their family.
Veterinary Specialist 1 – Technician Float
This position provides the widest variety of experience in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Members of this team may be asked to work in any one of the other services throughout the hospital on any given day. Experience with dogs, cats and pocket pets, birds and small wildlife is desired. Training in all departments will allow these team members to become well rounded in all aspects of veterinary technician training. Float techs will also be assisting our Certified Canine Rehab Practitioner with underwater treadmill therapy, therapeutic exercise, and low light laser therapy. If you like variety and are just as happy working in the operating room as you are working in critical care than this is the position for you.
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PermanentJob Appointment (FTE%):
100%Position Term in Months:
Associate Degree from an accredited school of animal technology; or registration, certification or licensure in an animal or veterinary technician field and one year experience with the care and treatment of animals in a veterinary practice; or equivalent education/experience.Additional Requirements:
Must meet the required criteria (WAC 246-935-060) to be eligible to sit for the Washington State veterinary technician exam and must pass the exam the first time it is available.
Must pass WSU radiation safety training exam first time it is available.Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working in a small animal veterinary setting preferred.Will this position require a background check?:
This position has been designated by the department to require a background checkOpen Date:
01/15/2021Open Until Filled :
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. This posting will be used to fill multiple positions within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Applicants must include a resume, cover letter, veterinary specialist questionnaire (located at the following link: vth.vetmed.wsu.edu/veterinary-specialist-questionnaire) and contact information for at least three (3) professional references with the online application.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets the required qualifications and additional requirements. The “summary of duties” in this posting includes a list of current open positions. Please indicate which position(s) you wish to apply for in cover letter.
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