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Veterinary Technician - 7601
AMES IA 50010
Category: Other
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Job code: lhw-e0-90649161

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Veterinary Technician - 7601
Classification Information

University Title
Veterinary Technician - 7601

Pay Grade

Entry Hourly Rate

Job Category

Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Veterinary Technician

Advertised Employing Department
Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center

Work Unit

Base of Employment
E - Merit (paid monthly)

Appointment Type
Merit Permanent

Pay Frequency

Proposed Start Date
As soon as possible

Number of Months Employed Per Year

Full or Part Time


Work Schedule

This position works varied hours

On-call hours will be required

Number of Hours per Week

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University is accepting applications for certified Veterinary Technicians at 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.

This position provides care and assistance to patients under the supervision of Clinicians and House Officers at the Iowa State University Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center. Responsibilities include supervising and assisting students to complete tasks and develop daily planning for the service. This position will also cross train with other technician positions throughout the hospital and fill in if needed in other areas.

The successful candidate will possess multi-tasking skills to manage patients and students, demonstrate attention to detail for managing cases, and possess excellent communication skills to effectively interact with patients, clients, referring veterinarians, faculty, interns and residents, and staff members.

Basic veterinary technician skills are expected, including but not limited to, venipuncture, peripheral intravenous catheter placement, performing basic physical exams, knowledge of appropriate species normal vitals, and appropriate animal restraint. Some familiarity with the common veterinary equipment such as blood pressure monitors, EKG machines, and gas anesthesia machines are also necessary. Some exposure to the more advanced skills such as urinary catheter placement, more developed triage skills, challenging patient restraint ability, multiple site capability for IVC placement, etc. is preferred.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University's Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Qualifications

1. Associates degree in a veterinary technology program from an accredited institution, and
2. Successful completion of the veterinary technician certification, registration, or license within one year of the start date.

Special Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

- Clinical experience with small and large animal services.
- Experience with Microsoft Office
- Academic experience working with animals
- Experience within a veterinary practice and/or research related facility as a veterinary technician.
- Front office experience which demonstrates communication skills
- Record keeping experience, such as inventory, treatment sheets, lab logs, equipment, etc.
- Supervisory experience
- Laboratory experience with PCV, TP, chemistries, etc.
- Experience with equipment monitors, such as IV pumps, syringe pumps, Pulse Ox, Doppler's, ECG units, etc.
-Animal husbandry experience to include overall care and/or nutrition of animals.
-Experience with medical technical procedures, such as, IV's or urinary catheter placement, venipuncture, etc.

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

Department Contact Name
Melissa Tritsch

Department Contact Phone

Department Contact Email

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Application Instructions

Apply for this position by clicking "Apply for this Job" and completing the Merit Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history.If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Veterinary Technician Specialist
Certification as a Veterinary Technician

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