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Instructor for Veterinary Technology

OSU - Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City , Oklahoma 73107
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OSU – Oklahoma City, located in the heart of Oklahoma City, is looking for an Instructor for Veterinary Technology




Job Summary:


To develop in each student the skills of critical thinking and to help students learn the subject matter presented to them in order for that student to become a positive member of the community.  Impart the didactic information of the curriculum such that VT graduates have the opportunity to become confident, competent, licensed technicians.

Rate of Pay: Commensurate





Diploma from an AVMA accredited college (school) of veterinary medicine

Diploma from an AVMA accredited DVM 

Eligible to become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Oklahoma


Work Experience:

Teaching experience in a scientific field and at a post-secondary level

Experience in the practice of veterinary medicine as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. 

Experience in husbandry, medical and surgical procedures with food producing animals and equines.

Eligible to become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Oklahoma.

Eligible for DEA licensure


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Able to communicate verbally and in writing, using clear, grammatically correct English and correct spelling.

Demonstrably proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel), as well as e-mail and internet usage.

Ability to perform computations involving multiplication, division, addition and subtraction using whole numbers, fractions and percentages.

Ability to create and present lecture and lab material for presentation in 3-5 hour blocks of time.

Ability to log, file and post items manually and electronically.

Ability to successfully perform commonly accepted veterinary procedures on common domestic species as they pertain to the Veterinary Technology curriculum and within the limits of one’s licensure.

Ability to interact with supervisors, colleagues, students, alumni, advisory committee members and the public using tact, discretion, diplomacy and independent judgment.

Embrace the concept and practice of teamwork and understand and respect the roles of all individuals in a veterinary team.

Be amenable to occasional changes in work schedule for the purposes of participation in public relations, outreach, student advisement, and other campus activities.

Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior.


Preferred Qualifications:

Two or more years of experience in a private practice of veterinary medicine

Two or more 16-week semesters of teaching at the post-secondary level

Two or more scientific subjects taught at the post-secondary level

Comfort level working with all commonly encountered domestic animal species

Advanced comfort level working with large animals

DEA licensure 


Working Conditions:

Off-Campus sites are utilized for laboratory exercises within the curriculum.  The instructor of these labs is expected to transport students, when necessary, to the sites.

2. Must have a valid Oklahoma driver’s license, and be able to drive; on-site training in a 15 passenger van is required.

3. Instruction of required essential skills may involve the use of preserved specimens, radiography equipment, anesthetics, medications, sharp objects and a variety of animal species.  The instructor is expected to be prepared to safely and properly handle all of the above.


Physical Requirements:

Must not be adversely affected by formaldehyde odors, common domestic species or commonly used pharmaceutical preparations, to the extent that job performance would be compromised when the aforementioned are used in accordance with OSHA regulation

Position requires some physical ability - may be required to lift/move animals, instructional materials, file boxes, classroom tables, chairs, etc.  Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds unassisted, using proper lifting techniques.(if an object weighs more than 45 pounds, OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two person lift.)

Must be able to remain standing for extended periods of time to perform common surgical procedures that pertain to the VT curriculum. 

Must be able to perform activities requiring controlled motor skills/fine manipulations related to performance of medical procedures included in the VT curriculum.

Position May require working outdoors in inclement weather, under adverse working conditions, in the performance of procedures that pertain to the VT curriculum.


Apply online at http://jobs.okstate.edu

For questions call 405-945-3206


Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.



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