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Instructional Assistant, Veterinary Technician

Northcentral Technical College
Wausau, WI
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Jun 20, 2021

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Position Description

The Instructional Assistant will support the Faculty instructor by assisting the students in the Veterinary Technician program. This full-time position is 40 hour a week and will work 45 weeks out of 52 per year. This position is accountable to the Dean of School of Agricultural Sciences, Utilities, and Transportation.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide in-class/clinical laboratory and online assistance with Veterinary Technician courses as directed by instructor.
  • Assist with specified student activities and assignments as directed by instructor.
  • Assist in reviewing student progress and evaluation/documentation of essential skills.
  • Maintain records of student attendance.
  • Direct students in the operation of clinic equipment and the use of lab materials.
  • Direct students in the safe handling and the proper use of animals in the lab.
  • Under direction of the College Veterinarian ensure all medications are administered and properly stored per protocols.
  • Follow all AVMA and IACUC guidelines for classroom operation and animal care.
  • Assist in monitoring classroom activities and clinical rotations.
  • Provide feedback to students during activities.
  • Assist in program orientation for new students.
  • Assist with scheduling, documentation, and correspondence related to required class activities and proper animal care.
  • Assist Students with their learning needs.
  • Organize and prepare classrooms and labs for learning activities.
  • Operate the required veterinary equipment: Practice Management Software, Survey and Dental Radiograph Equipment, Dental Cleaning Equipment, and Clinical Chemistry and Hematology analyzers.
  • Participate in staff and team planning meetings as needed.
  • Interact effectively with other NTC teams.
  • Participate in advisory committee meetings as available.
  • Attend professional meetings, workshops, and conferences as directed.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory of instructional materials and equipment and perform minor maintenance of equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned. Qualifications

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and skills required.


  • Must hold a current Veterinary Technician license from the State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
  • 2-5 years of veterinary clinical experience.
  • Preferred:

  • Experience working with large and small animals.
  • Experience working with students in an educational setting.
  • Ability to provide supportive, empathetic learning environment to students.
  • Ability to recognize and support instructors' educational strategies and philosophies successfully
  • Ability to deal with sensitive information and confidential data in a manner that does not adversely impact NTC or the Veterinary Technician program.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with administration, faculty and students
  • Must be able to pass the Wisconsin criminal background check
  • The duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the essential functions of persons assigned to this job. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.

    Physical Demands

    Working Activity:

    6 to 8 hours: Performing repetitive movements

    4 to 5 hours: Bending, grasping, standing, working indoors

    1 to 3 hours: Balancing, crawling, driving, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, twisting, walking, working in temperature extremes, working outdoors

    Less than 1 hour: Climbing, working at heights

    Lifting and Carrying:

    Less than 10 pounds: 15 or more repetitions per hour

    10 to 20 pounds: 15 or more repetitions per hour

    20-50 pounds: 10 – 15 repetitions per hour

    50-100 pounds: 1 – 10 repetition(s) per hour

    More than 100 pounds with help: Less than 1 repetition per hour

    Additional Physical Requirements:

    Vision: Adequate with aid to read instructions, labels, documents, computer screens, and differentiate between colors.

    Hearing: Adequate with aid to understand oral requests, telephone conversation, and PA systems.

    Required Employee Program Safety Training:

    AED/CPR, bloodborne pathogen, chemical hygiene, emergency action plan, emergency eye wash, emergency procedure, ergonomics (office/workplace), fire extinguishers, flammable/chemical storage, fume hoods, gas cylinder safety, hazard communication, hazardous waste, hearing conservation, lockout tagout, medical waste, personal protective equipment, radiation safety, slips, trips & falls, and vehicle safety


    Working at Northcentral Technical College

    NTC is a customer-focused, accessible provider of innovative lifelong learning that builds a globally competitive workforce. The College’s 5,900 square mile, 10-county district includes six convenient campus locations in Wausau, Antigo, Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg, as well as a Public Safety Center of Excellence in Merrill, a Wood Technology Center of Excellence in Antigo, an Apprenticeship Center of Excellence in Wausau and an Agriculture Center of Excellence just north of the Wausau Campus in the Town of Maine. The Wausau Campus also features a Center for Health Sciences, Center for Business & Industry and an Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center of Excellence. 

    2012 marks the centennial anniversary of Northcentral Technical College, recently named the 21st fastest growing community/technical college in the nation by Community College Week magazine. The College currently offers over 150 associate degree programs, technical diploma programs and short- term certificate options, with many credits transferring to Wisconsin’s four-year public and private colleges, creating a seamless path for lifelong learning. Through a variety of flexible course options (, NTC is providing an additional opportunity for learners to receive a degree or certification through flexible learning opportunities including late starts, a new Virtual College and winterim courses. Additional services include programming in ELL, Adult Basic Education, and HSED/ GED, as well as a learning center and testing center.

    NTC is also closely connected to the local business community through the training and development of incumbent workers. The College’s Business & Industry Solutions team works with local businesses to offer customized training, technical assistance and professional development opportunities. NTC’s Continuing Education team provides educational offerings designed to help individuals gain needed education for career advancement or change, meet professional certification and licensing requirements and develop new skills to be successful in today’s competitive workforce.

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