The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University is accepting applications for a certified Veterinary Technician for the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC). The LVMC provides specialized care and comprehensive medical and surgical services for companion animals throughout Iowa and surrounding states. Our clinicians, residents and interns, technicians, staff, and senior veterinary students work in teams to provide 24-hour, state-of-the-art care to animal patients.
Under general supervision, this position will provide care for ill and injured animal patients. Duties include instructing and demonstrating veterinary care, animal husbandry, and experimental techniques to veterinary students and providing assistance to students, clinicians, and faculty members in various departments in their treatment of animals, teaching, and clinical research.
This position will provide animal restraint for equine, food animal and small animal disciplines. The duties of this position require the ability to lift 50-70 lbs, have sufficient manual dexterity, and good eye-hand coordination for suturing and intravenous catheter placement. Additionally, this position must be able to run while holding onto a horse during the lameness examination; lead a horse or other large animal with a lead rope and lunge a horse; tolerate urine, feces, blood, and other body fluids; withstand strong and offensive odors; work in very cold and very warm environments; tolerate hay, straw, grain dust, and loud noises; and support heavy weights.
The successful candidate will possess multi-tasking skills to manage patients and students while performing procedures; demonstrate attention to detail for managing cases, scheduling, and performing or supervising procedures; have the ability to identify patients and the suspected procedure needed; and possess excellent communication skills to effectively interact with patients, clients, referring veterinarians, faculty, and staff members.