Veterinary Nurse

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Nursing
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Posted on July 13, 2021

Job Description

Provide care for equine patients through administration of medications treatments, specimen collection, monitoring vital signs, record keeping and asisting in the preparation and performance of special and emergency procedures; maintains acceptable levels of cleanliness in barns, treatment areas and other related areas.

Required Qualifications

Previous equine related experience and/or veterinary assistant experience; working knowledge of basic principles of equine care; experience and extensive knowledge of equine restraint and handling techniques; ability to follow established protocol and procedures; good communications skills; knowledge of basic personal computer software and operations.

Preferred Qualifications

Licensed veterinarian technician (LVT) in the state of VA or licensure from a state that will transfer.
Training in Animal Science or a health related field.

Pay Band

3 - Wage

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Pay band 3 - Wage; Commensurate with experience

Review Date


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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