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Washington State University Veterinary Technician Assistant-Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Pullman, Washington

Veterinary Technician Assistant-Veterinary Teaching Hospital Title: 525G-YN - Animal Technician 3 Business Title: Veterinary Technician Assistant-Veterinary Teaching Hospital Location: Employee Type: Classified Job Family: Civil Service - OT Eligible Position Details: COVID-19 Vaccine Information: In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this. Summary of Duties: The Veterinary Technician Assistant-Veterinary Teaching Hospital will provide support during transport, restraint, examination, diagnostic procedures, work-up, treatment, induction, anesthesia, surgery and recovery of animals under emergency and routine hospital care. May assist in all aspects of patient care including feeding, maintaining hospital cleanliness, and observing animals for sickness or abnormalities. May set up areas for procedures, including stocking and cleaning of treatment and ward locations. May receive and discharge patients to designated clients or their representative and maintain case log database for callbacks, fiscal estimates and final bills, RDVM information, and case numbers. Multiple positions available throughout the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in large and small animal services. Small Animal Critical Care: Within the WSU Critical Care Unit, technician assistants will work primarily with dogs and cats, as well as with the occasional small exotic pet or non-domestic animal species. This position will assist with procedures work up, treatment, and maintenance of hospitalized cases as well as incoming emergencies. Duties will also include feeding and walking animals, supporting hospital cleanliness, assisting in monitoring vitals, restraint of patients for examination or treatment, help with collecting lab samples, and general patient observation. Other tasks would include ordering and stocking inventory and maintaining supplies and equipment. This is a very busy service that generally requires good multi-tasking and communication skills. Oncology: The Oncology Technician provides veterinary technician assistant support to the Small Animal Oncology team. Responsibilities include transport of animals between service areas in the hospital, restraint of animals during procedures such as chemotherapy and anesthetic induction, setting up areas for procedures such as biopsy and intralesional treatments, stocking and cleaning of treatment and ward areas, input of data into a computer, and other tasks related to treatment of animals with cancer. Good organizational skills, and excellent patient handling are all important attributes for a successful candidate. Float Pool: The Float Pool Technician provides the widest variety of technician assistant support in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Members of this team may be asked to work in any one of the service areas throu