This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Veterinary Assistant position for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University (OSU). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 1 year from the appointment begin date.
The College of Veterinary Medicine provides veterinary professional and graduate programs leading to the DVM and MS degrees, and operates the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The College budget (from all sources) approximates $21 million annually, which supports educational programs, veterinary medical and diagnostic public services, and research programs with broad impacts related to animal and human health. The College employs approximately 200 faculty and staff, plus student workers.
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides primary and referral health care for animals in Oregon and the region, participates in the education of veterinary students through clinical training, develops novel diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for veterinary care, and provides consultation service to practitioners and clients.
This position provides general medical assistance to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. This position works primarily in the Veterinary Teaching Hospitals Equine Ambulatory Service and will complete duties in the Large Animal Hospital. The Veterinary Assistant assists with medical care and treatment of the patients, paperwork processing, and insures a clean and organized ambulatory service truck and hospital care environment.
Demonstrated experience in large and/or small animal handling and restraint AND one year of knowledge and experience or training in a large and/or small animal facility. Demonstrated knowledge of: drugs and medications typically used in veterinary care; patient preparation, medical procedure assistance; medical terminology; animal anatomy; veterinary care procedures; basic mathematics (add, subtract, multiply, divide); and animal restraint technique and devices. Finalists for this position will be required to complete a background history questionnaire. Offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
This position is located in an extremely busy Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Individual has possible exposure to noxious odors, infectious diseases, chemicals, gas anesthetics, radiation, loud noises, wet and slippery floors, and machinery.
This position will often be required to lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing up to 150 pounds. Employee will be required to kneel, squat or crawl on the floor with patients, and must be comfortable working in and around water. Working with and around small and large animals has certain inherent risks; animal handling and restraint can lead to injury. To minimize risk to the employee, Oregon State University offers a rabies vaccination at the employer’s expense (acceptance/declination at the discretion of the appointee).
Overtime, evening and weekend hours may be required.
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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.