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in Blacksburg, VA

Estimated Pay
$14 per hour
Full-time, Part-time
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Job Description

Cleans and stocks areas of the Small Animal Clinic. Provides basic nursing care to all patients of all services admitted for treatment to the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Provides assistance to clinical faculty, residents, interns, licensed veterinary technicians and veterinary students with patient care and animal restraint. Follow biosecurity protocol for each patient.

Required Qualifications

Working knowledge of companion animal anatomy and physiology, knowledge of basic nursing skills. Experience in a veterinary clinical setting. Must be able to recognize needs and establish priorities in order to ensure quality patient care. Ability to follow instructions, good communication skills, and ability to handle and restrain animals. Must be able to safely move and handle up to 50 lbs. Rabies prophylaxis is required (provided by employer).

Preferred Qualifications


Pay Band

3; Salary

Appointment Type


Salary Information

starting at $35,438; To 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 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 , a , a college, , and . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous and . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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