The Program of Veterinary Technology at Manor College is looking for a Small Animal Clinical Coordinator (Assistant Professor). This is a full time position and reports to the Director of Veterinary Technology.
Overview: The Program of Veterinary Technology at Manor College seeks a full-time faculty member. Candidates must have a VMD or DVM degree with no less than three to five years of clinical experience in clinical practice. This position includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities: management of small animals used in the clinical courses, teaching a minimum of 24 credits per annum, student advising, curriculum development, coordination with other departments, and college-wide community engagement. Small animal or mixed animal practitioners, with prior employment as a credentialed veterinary technician, are particularly well suited for this position.
Education and Credentials:
- Current and valid VMD or DVM
- Member of AVMA, PVMA
Knowledge and Experience:
- No less than 3-5 years of clinical veterinary practice in companion animal or mixed-animal practice
- Ability to independently perform a variety of surgical procedures on small animal patients
- Proficiency in the use and monitoring of anesthesia and pain management
- Interest in fear free handling methods, surgery and anesthesia
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to stay calm and focused in a hectic academic setting and busy office.
- Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel and veterinary practice management software
- Excellent writing and verbal skills
- Ability to successfully work with diverse personality types
- Ability to work independently and create new curricula, course materials and design lesson plans.
- Ability to generate creative ideas
- Must possess solution-focused problem solving skills
- Promote and uphold Manor’s Catholic Basilian Mission
- Knowledge of:
- Public and environmental health including zoonoses
- OSHA regulations
- Epidemiology and zoonosis
- Fear-free veterinary practice methods.
- Experience with personnel management, financials, quality control and Inventory control
- Teach no less than 24 credits per annum including VT217 Small Animal Clinical and Emergency Procedures and VT226 Surgical Assisting
- Amend and up-date IACUC protocols related to small animal clinical laboratories both on- and off- campus as needed.
- Advise and assist students and advisees to select courses and prepare semester course schedules
- Assist students to stay on track regarding required course sequence.
- Write letters of recommendation for students as needed to assist them in reaching their employment, externship and educational goals.
- Develop new curricula and course materials as needed.
- Revise existing course syllabi and materials as needed
- Coordinate with animal organization affiliated with the Program of Veterinary Technology to facilitate hands on learning with students enrolled in VT217 and VT226
- Establish and maintain Memos of Understanding with affiliated animal organizations.
- Coordinate with the Education Coordinator and the Program Assistant to ensure that relevant teaching materials, equipment and supplies are in place, functional and of current dating.
Small Animal Management:
- Oversee the medical and surgical management of the small animal patients used in clinical courses
- Maintain medical records of animals and controlled substance logs
- Create animal care schedules for students enrolled in VT217 and VT226
- Share responsibility for and attend College wide events such as open houses, registration, orientation, graduation, Founders Day, etc
- In conjunction with all Program administration, assist in the collation of self-study documents as needed for Middle States evaluation.
- Participate in all major college events including, but not limited to: commencement, Pinning Ceremony, convocation, open houses, Admissions events, program holiday party, Founder’s Day, Advisory Committee meetings.
- Share responsibility for planning, arranging and hosting the AVMA-CVTEA’s on-site review team for AVMA-Accreditation
- Where appropriate, participate in the discussion and handling of student issues related to academic dishonesty, and other violations of the Program’s and College’s Honor Codes.
- Support the Program Director in helping with what-ever tasks are needed.
- Attend annual VT Advisory Committee Meetings.
- Attend all required and relevant College faculty meetings including weekly VT team meetings.
- Coordinate the recruitment of new incoming freshman and transfer students in conjunction with the Program Director and Admissions officers.
- Maintain electronic files and records pertaining to the VT Program.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send CV with cover letter, 3 references and official application of employment. If offered the position, a copy of current clinical license, sealed official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework, and clearances will need to be provided:
Mrs. Sheila Gillespie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs
700 Fox Chase Road
Jenkintown, PA, 19046