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Veterinary Technology Lab Teaching Assistant

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Part Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift, 2nd Shift, Rotating, Weekends, After School
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Job Function:

To provide instructional assistance and support for Veterinary Technology laboratory classes by conferring with the Instructor of Record for assigned labs.


Pay Rate: 




OSU Human Resources developed this information for the convenience of OSU employees. It is a brief interpretation of more detailed and complex materials. If further clarification is needed, the actual law, policy, and contract should be consulted as the authoritative source. OSU continually monitors benefits, policies and procedures and reserves the right to change, modify, amend, or terminate benefit programs at any time


Essential Job Functions: 


  • Assist with setting up labs as requested by the Instructor of Record
  • Assist instructor(s) and students during laboratory classes
  • Dismantle labs upon completion or supervise dismantle or reset by students
  • Check and routinely inventory lab and clinical supplies and replace these at established stations
  • Update supply needs on the central purchase request list
  • Assist with stock and supply maintenance within the assigned lab and clinical spaces as needed by checking expiration dates and reporting
  • Assist with supervising students on field trips
  • Effectively perform other duties as assigned



The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.








  • Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Current Oklahoma registration required as a lawfully credentialed Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license and be willing and able to drive a university owned vehicle to off-campus locations. Must be willing to transport students or other university approved passengers.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching technical skills and tasks to others
  • Experience with large anima and/or exotic animal handling and husbandry
  • Flexibility of work schedule


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Highly organized with good communication skills
  • Knowledge of current instrumentation and equipment used in the veterinary field
  • Knowledge of currently acceptable surgical, restraint, and laboratory techniques
  • Knowledge of AVMA accreditation requirements for an accredited veterinary technology program
  • Experience in the handling and restraint of a variety of small and large animal species
  • Must be interested in the success of the Veterinary Technology Program and its students
  • Must adhere to the program standards for teaching tasks and procedures
  • Must exhibit the professional deportment and demeanor befitting a role model


The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


Working Conditions:


  • Must not be adversely affected by (allergic or sensitive to) formaldehyde, any commonly used veterinary formulations, or any commonly encountered domestic species to the extent that such allergy/sensitivity would impair job performance
  • Must be tuberculosis negative and agree to annual tuberculosis testing at own expense
  • Must either be rabies vaccinated (assuming Human Pre-exposure Vaccine is available) and maintain routine titer checks, and obtain booster vaccines as necessary or agree to sign a waiver of liability
  • Must be able to work outdoors in typical environmental conditions (rain, heat, cold, wind) with appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Must be able to work in a noisy environment with appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Must be comfortable working in large groups of people and/or animals
  • Must be flexible to changes in work schedule


Physical Requirements:


  • 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.
  • Must be able to remain standing for extended periods of time to perform commonly accepted veterinary procedures that pertain to the Veterinary Technology curriculum.
  • Must be able to manipulate and/or lift animals as necessary to perform tasks related to veterinary care with appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Must be able to operate manual cattle and horse enclosure and restraint equipment (corral gates, stocks, chutes, head gates, etc.) with appropriate personal protective equipment 
  • Individual must be able to stand/walk approximately 7- 8 hours per day. Position requires frequent to continuous bending/stooping, squatting/crouching and pushing/pulling.
  • Manual dexterity/visual ability to perform common veterinary medical procedures including but not limited to administering injections, placing IV and urinary catheters, positioning patients for various medical and diagnostic procedures, operating microscopes, refractometers and other diagnostic equipment.


The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.


Apply online at For further assistance or information, call 945-3206.


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Posted: 2019-03-27 Expires: 2038-01-18

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