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Veterinary Assistant- Small Animal Surgery

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 516929
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 05A

About This Role:

The Veterinary Health Center (VHC) within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Veterinary Assistant to join our dedicated Small Animal Surgery team to provide exemplary patient care. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide support for the surgery team in caring for client, teaching, and research animals in the VHC. Though there are many ways Veterinary Assistants provide support, some of the key ways are through enhancing help during busy surgery schedules, assisting with teaching opportunities, and helping with research projects. Individuals in this role will also provide meaningful support through maintaining inventory, organizing necessary equipment, and monitoring and assisting in basic aspects of patient care. Effective communication and leadership skills are utilized daily.

Why Join Us:

The Veterinary Health Center is a teaching hospital that offers routine, emergency, and specialty care services. The VHC strives to provide exceptional care for patients from high-quality routine healthcare to state-of-the-art advanced therapy for seriously ill patients. The Veterinary Health Center is located in Manhattan, Kansas and is a vibrant college community with a population of over 55,000 in the Flint Hills. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes 24 vacation days plus other paid time off (holidays, sick, and discretionary), health insurance, life insurance, and retirement plans. 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.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and one year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Veterinary Assistant Certification.
  • College study with course work in animal science or closely related field.
  • Ability to handle, restrain, and provide assistance for medical services to senior veterinary students, clinicians, and Registered Veterinary Technicians for domestic animals.
  • Ability to maintain and use ordinary veterinary medical hospital equipment.
  • Ability to perform word processing and data entry procedures on a personal computer.
  • Be willing and able to master new techniques.
  • Ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with other employees, professional personnel, and the public.
  • Ability to write and interpret written direction.
  • Ability to communicate orally with professional and subordinate personnel.

Other Requirements:

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

How to Apply:

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

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$14.54-$21.38 per hour 

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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