Surgery Oncology Veterinary Tech

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Veterinary
Posted on September 10, 2021
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Job Description

The surgical oncology veterinary technician will support the surgical oncology unit at the Animal Cancer Care and Research Center. Duties will include anesthesia for patients undergoing oncologic surgery, nursing care pre-procedure, peri-procedure, and post-procedure. The technician will be responsible for formulating anesthetic plans for patients undergoing surgery under the supervision and collaboration of the anesthesiologist and surgeon. The surgical oncology technician will be responsible for patient follow up as well as helping to perform examinations and diagnostics of new cases that present to the unit for treatment in collaboration with faculty, residents, and interns. Procedures include anesthesia for computed tomography scans, basic outpatient surgery and advanced oncologic surgery. The technician will supervise veterinary assistants for surgical instrument care and cleaning, including minimally invasive equipment. Candidates will be expected to cross train in radiation oncology and will provide support to this unit as needed but no more than 10%-20% of the time.

Required Qualifications

Licensed (or eligible) veterinary technician (LVT) by Commonwealth of Virginia. Previous experience with companion animal anesthesia (dog/cat), diagnostic imaging, operating room procedures, and post-operative care. Excellent communication skills necessary to interact effectively with coworkers, students, faculty and patients; ability to readily learn new procedures, must be adaptable. Rabies prophylaxis is required (provided by employer).

Preferred Qualifications

Credentialed technician specialist in Veterinary Technician Specialties of Anesthesia, Surgery, or Critical Care.

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Salary Information

Salary - Full time

Review Date

August 23, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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