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Veterinary Nurse – Large Animal

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 512607
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 06A

About This Role:

The Veterinary Health Center (VHC) within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Large Animal Nurse I, II or III. This position is responsible for providing technical nursing services to the Large Animal Barn Section of the KSU-VHC. Primary purpose is to coordinate technical services required for providing quality veterinary care to client, teaching and research patients presented to the Large Animal Barn for treatment. This position is also responsible for monitoring veterinary student entried into the computerized hospital management system and for assuring that stocking service areas has been accomplished. Lastly, this position is responsible for coordination of animal treatments, instruct, train and supervise students and employees in approved treatment technique.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • For a Veterinary Nurse I: Completion of a two year college program in veterinary and animal technology accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • For a Veterinary Nurse II: Completion of a two year college program in veterinary and animal technology accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and two years of relevant experience.
  • For a Veterinary Nurse III: Completion of a two year college program in veterinary and animal technology accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and five years of relevant experience as a state credentialed veterinary technician (RVT, LVT, CVT).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of post-graduate experience in a veterinary hospital setting
  • One year of post-graduate experience in veterinary equine and large animal procedures
  • Clinical teaching and/or supervisory experience will be considered a beneficial asset for this position
  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with veterinary hospital management programs software such as VetStar
  • Must be registered as a licensed veterinary nurse under the authority of the Kansas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiner within six months of appointment

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$15.73 - $29.64/hr

Pay rate to commensurate with experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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