Portland Veterinary Medical Association

Veterinary Technician (Instruction and Classroom Support)

Diversity Focus
Yakima Valley College
Yakima, Washington, United States
9 days ago


Yakima Valley College seeks an Instructional & Classroom Support Technician 1 to join our Veterinary Technology Program.  We invite you to consider joining Yakima Valley College, an innovative and equity-focused designated Hispanic Serving Institution that is committed to the pursuit of equitable student learning outcomes for its diverse students. 
The Instruction and Classroom Support Technician 1 position is a cyclic, working 9 - months, full-time classified position; with Leave Without Pay (LWOP) mid-June to mid- September of each year. Beginning salary is $3,067.00 per month for 40 hours per week, with periodic increments up to $4,083, plus a full state benefits package.
Reporting to the Director – Workforce Education, the Instruction and Classroom Support Technician 1 will perform a variety of tasks on-site in support of the Veterinary Technology Program and faculty. The Instruction and Classroom Support Technician 1 will demonstrate they are professionally interested in monitoring and assisting students served by the Veterinary Technology Program to facilitate student success. Under general supervision, the successful incumbent will work in collaboration with college department faculty, administrators and staff members; and perform work that requires knowledge of animal handling, lab and medical procedures, materials, equipment and other duties as assigned. Additionally, we are seeking a candidate who demonstrates a strong promise as a contributing member of the Workforce Education Division. Duties are performed in a Veterinary Technology lab environment.  
This position performs the following tasks on-site:
  • Maintain licensure as a veterinary technician in Washington
  • Monitor budgets for laboratory fees, seminars and be able to report account balances to Program Director
  • Research, evaluate and make purchasing recommendations for equipment and supplies. Provide quotes to Program Assistant for ordering
  • Represent assigned program(s) accurately and positively to all constituents
  • Prepare, instruct and/or assist in labs with small animals, pocket pets, exotic, avian, equine, and bovine species
  • Demonstrate or perform common procedures and restraints for equine and bovine species including venipuncture, physical exams, bandaging, and aseptic preparation for common nursing, diagnostic and surgical procedures
  • Supervise and instruct students in safe, humane animal restraints and medical procedures; demonstrate as needed
  • Supervise and evaluate students in performing various procedures including anesthesia, dental cleaning, dental radiographs, injections and venipuncture, IV catheter placement, and surgical preparations
  • Manage animal ward areas to comply with USDA requirements
  • Administer small animal anesthesia; operate, and maintain various gas anesthetic machines and monitors including blood pressure, pulse oximeter, capnograph, esophageal stethoscope, and ECG
  • Open and close the lab area before and after classes and labs
  • Prepare and maintain lab materials and existing equipment and apparatuses for use in undergraduate classrooms and laboratories including, preparing equipment and apparatus(es), preparing lab samples, and utilizing appropriate machine and hand tools to accomplish the tasks.
  • Operate, maintain, modify, and service equipment, apparatuses, and materials as required for individual instruction, including centrifuges, autoclaves, microscopes, automated hematology counters, blood chemistry machines, and dentistry machines
  • Assist students and instructors in selecting appropriate instruments, equipment, and materials; assist in setup and operation as required along with demonstrating tools, equipment, machinery, apparatus, and materials
  • Assist all program instructors with lecture and laboratory material; confer with instructors in establishing and developing assignments as needed using various computer programs
  • Assist instructors with lab assignments to develop lab content and scheduling; may modify lab handouts and procedures for curriculum, course material development, and student assessment, as needed
  • Direct the work of students, by teaching them techniques and procedures; assist students in their work; check student progress and demonstrate proper procedures to students when necessary
  • Review student entries in animal medical records for accuracy and completeness
  • Advocate for lab safety at all times; maintain a safe learning environment for students and instructors
  • Organize and maintain all storage areas for equipment and supplies along with monitoring inventory and preparing inventory reports; perform an inventory of agents, supplies, and equipment in the lab
  • Track animal usage to conform with USDA and AVMA requirements
  • Lead and direct work-study students assigned to the Veterinary Technology Program
  • Direct and evaluate students in lab clean-up
  • Participate in meetings with faculty and other staff to coordinate department's work
  • Perform other duties as assigned 


  • Microsoft Office Suite Software
  • USDA and AVMA requirements
  • Safety procedures in handling hazardous materials such as disinfectants, pesticides, etc
  • Procedures including anesthesia, dental cleaning, dental radiographs, and surgical preparations
  • Typical veterinary subject areas include restraint, common laboratory procedures, small animal dentistry, small animal anesthesia, and clinical procedures, etc
  • Work collaboratively and effectively in a college environment, establish and maintain positive working relationships with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community partners
  • Be onsite to prepare, maintain, repair, and operate the appropriate machine and hand tools
  • Be onsite to help care for and maintain the animal ward
  • Demonstrate and perform typical veterinary technician procedures and restraints involving animals in a veterinary setting
  • Remain current with Veterinary Technology Continuing Education to maintain licensure
  • Use essential skill criteria in student evaluations; communicate with other staff members and faculty to ensure consistency and proper understanding
  • Use safety procedures in handling hazardous materials such as disinfectants, pesticides, etc.
  • follow oral and written instructions; must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Must be able to independently move equipment and/or patients up to 50lbs & move equipment and/or patients more than 50lbs with the assistance of others. 
  • Must be able to stand, and walk for prolonged and considerable amounts of time.
  • Must be able to routinely reach, stoop, bend, kneel and crouch while performing duties of the position
  • Washington Licensed Veterinary Technician or eligible for Washington licensing exam. The successful applicant must obtain license within 6 months. 
  • Two years of full-time equivalent experience in a veterinary clinical environment
  • Graduate of an AVMA or CVMA-accredited Veterinary Technology Program
  • Five years of full-time equivalent veterinary clinical experience as an LVT, working directly with small animals and equine
  • Experience working in an education environment
Application Instructions:
 To apply for this position, you MUST submit a complete YVC Online Employment Application, and include the following REQUIRED attachments:
  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (a generic cover letter will not be accepted).  The search committee should be able to easily “check off” each qualification asked for in the job description. 
  • A current resume (a resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the online application). 
  • Three (3) professional references (personal references do not count as professional).
  • Unofficial transcripts for confirmation of degree and required for the fulfillment of the minimum qualifications (when applicable).  The successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts at the time of hire.
  • Copy of Credentials or license as required for the fulfillment of the minimum qualifications 
  • Supplemental Questions - Your responses should provide examples and timelines in your education or experiences which gives evidence of each claim you make. 
Please note: Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification. Please do not include any attachments other than the ones requested above. E-mailed documents will not be accepted after the closing of the recruitment or in lieu of attaching your documents to the online application.
Employment Information: 
Those applicants invited to interview may be required to complete a skills test.
Candidates will be subject to a Criminal History Background Check as a condition for consideration of employment.
Due to an emergency proclamation by the Governor, all employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.  Employees may request a medical or religious accommodation by contacting the Human Resources Department at 509-574-4670.
"In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire."
Yakima Valley College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, genetic information, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. All inquiries regarding compliance should be directed to the Director of Human Resource Services, YVC, South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902; or call 509.574.4670. Click here for the full non-discrimination statement. 
Yakima Valley College's Annual Safety and Fire Report is available online at https://www.yvcc.edu/services/safety-security, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information for the past three calendar years. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 509.574.4610.
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible.
All positions are subject to funding.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59899246
  • Location:
    Yakima, Washington, United States
  • Company Name: Yakima Valley College
  • Position Title: Veterinary Technician (Instruction and Classroom Support)
  • Practice Type: Other
  • Job Function: Veterinary Technician
  • Special Interest: Lab Animal
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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