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Company: University of Minnesota

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Date Posted: June 11, 2014

Source: University of Minnesota

The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) has served the community for more than a century. It is the most advanced, full-service referral care center for large and small animals in Minnesota. The VMC sees more than 35,000 cases annually, with specialists available in all areas of medicine and surgery. More than 50 of the veterinarians on staff have undergone several years of additional training to become board-certified specialists in a particular area of veterinary medicine.

Services unique to the VMC include:

* Emergency services and patient care available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

* Advanced technologies, such as a 64-slice CT unit, 3.0 tesla MRI unit, linear accelerator radiation therapy unit, and color flow Doppler echocardiography system

* State-of-the-art intensive care unit

* Services of a licensed social worker to assist clients with treatment decisions, end-of-life issues, and support during diagnosis, planning, and treatment

* Access to the latest advances in ...

The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) has served the community for more than a century. It is the most advanced, full-service referral care center for large and small animals in Minnesota. The VMC sees more than 35,000 cases annually, with specialists available in all areas of medicine and surgery. More than 50 of the veterinarians on staff have undergone several years of additional training to become board-certified specialists in a particular area of veterinary medicine.

Services unique to the VMC include:

* Emergency services and patient care available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

* Advanced technologies, such as a 64-slice CT unit, 3.0 tesla MRI unit, linear accelerator radiation therapy unit, and color flow Doppler echocardiography system

* State-of-the-art intensive care unit

* Services of a licensed social worker to assist clients with treatment decisions, end-of-life issues, and support during diagnosis, planning, and treatment

* Access to the latest advances in veterinary medicine by the people who are developing those advances



-Graduate of Animal Health Technician or equivalent program
-Certified as a MVMA/MAVT technician or licensure recognized in MN.

Trainee option: Graduate from animal heath technician program and/or obtain MVMA/MAVT certification or license recognized in MN within 6 months of hire.

Excellent problem solving skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, knowledge of veterinary medicine terminology, knowledge of proper restraint and handling of small animals, strong customer service orientation, excellent technical skills.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; push, pull, use hands to finger, hold, handle or feel animals or objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; restrain animals with both hands and arms, climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance, occasionally lift and/or move over 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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