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Veterinary Behavior Technician

Veterinary Behavior Specialties of Minnesota (Minnetonka, MN)

3/5/16

Thank you for your interest in working with Veterinary Behavior Specialties of Minnesota. We are working to build a skilled and empathetic team to improve the quality of life for people and their pets with behavior problems. Ours is a non-competitive work culture where each person works for the benefit of all. Ideal employees will be self-starters who can work both independently and as part of a team. They will be people-people as well as pet lovers.

Brief:

In this position, your primary task is to assist the clinicians with behavior appointments and to provide ongoing support to clients. You will work closely with clinicians to implement prescribed treatment plans for patients, and independently to support the goals of those clients who do not need clinician involvement.

Responsibilities:

  • Basket muzzle, Gentle Leader, No-pull harness: fitting, training, and client instruction
  • Use fear-free/low-stress techniques to draw blood and provide restraint for exams
  • Assist with medical records and client follow up
  • Provide ongoing assistance with behavior modification as prescribed by clinicians
  • Provide training and client instruction to manage basic ‘normal’ behavior concerns without clinician involvement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • VTS- Behavior preferred OR Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) or equivalent experience as a veterinary technician
  • Demonstrable experience and/ or continuing education in fear-free/low stress handling and restraint
  • Extensive experience in reward-only based training; certification by KPA, CCPDT or equivalent preferred
  • Strong skills in reading canine and feline body language
  • Excellent communication skills, warmth and empathy with people
  • Good organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Proficient in English (written and spoken)
  • Proficient basic computer skills

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Veterinary Technician/Veterinary Behavior Technician

The San Francisco SPCA (San Francisco, CA)

3/5/16

The San Francisco SPCA is looking for a part-time (24 hrs a week) Veterinary Behavior Technician that would support the provision of medical care and assist with the administration of behavior services to patients at the Hospital. This unique opportunity combines existing veterinary technician and behavior skills with the veterinary principles of behavior modification in order to provide a comprehensive behavior therapy for privately owned animals. Veterinary behavior is a board certified specialty of veterinary medicine which provides the most comprehensive assessment available to animals.

The San Francisco SPCA is a community supported non-profit, dedicated to saving, protecting and caring for cats and dogs, and also voted one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area. It has become one of San Francisco’s most enduring and respected institutions, as well as a national leader in saving homeless cats and dogs.

To view the complete job description, learn more about us, or apply online, visit our website https://www.sfspca.org/who-we-are/careers

To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your interest and specific qualifications along with your resume to careers@sfspca.org . Please note “Veterinary Behavior Technician” in the subject line.

Teaching position, biology, human-animal bond

The Aurora University Biology Department (Aurora, IL)

1/1/2016

The Aurora University Biology Department is seeking applications for a tenure-track position in Biology.

The successful candidate will be able to effectively teach general biology courses including cell biology and anatomy and physiology, and have an interest and ability to teach in the new interdisciplinary human animal bond major. Teaching experience and certifications in animal training and/or animal assisted therapy are desirable. A master’s degree is required, PhD or other terminal degree preferred.

Contact  jdavis@aurora.edu or call 630-844-4579 for more information.

Animal Behavior Technician

The Oakland Veterinary Referral Services (Bloomfield Hills, MI)

1/1/2016

The Oakland Veterinary Referral Services pleased to announce that the Behavioral Medicine Department at OVRS is accepting applications for a technician. This applicant should be passionate about behavior and seeking to pursue VTS in behavior. The attached description shows a part time position in behavior but it is quite likely the position will develop into full time (32 hours per week) within a few weeks or months. If full time is necessary immediately, a position in another department could augment the hours.

The Behavioral Medicine Department at OVRS has grown from a humble beginning in 2004 to a full time, well known and respected department in and beyond SE Michigan. Current case needs are such that I am also taking applications for a resident. With a new resident and technician the behavior department, depending on the skill of both team members, will expand to a 6 day a week service in a few months.

Please share the information and encourage interested creative, organized and enthusiastic team players to apply. Participation in the fledgling field of Behavioral Medicine provides rewards and the opportunity to influence the welfare of pets in southeastern Michigan.

Call 248-334-6877.

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Part-time veterinary coordinator/assistant position

Veterinary Behavior Specialists (Dublin, California)

1/1/2016

Would you like to learn beside a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist? Do you love helping people to better help their pets, and want to help decrease euthanasia and relinquishment of dogs and cats? We are looking for a reliable, go-getting team player who loves behavioral medicine and wants to learn more.

Responsibilities range from reception and increasing veterinary assisting duties based on experience. Candidates should have at least 12 months of full time experience or equivalent working in a veterinary hospital including handling animals as well as direct responsibility for client contact.
If you love pets, people, and behavioral medicine, this is a great place to get started!

Cover letter and resume including references must be submitted digitally/electronically (paper/hard copies not accepted). Send to vetbehaviorspecialists@gmail.com

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Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Behavior Consultations (Connecticut and New York)

1/1/2016

Veterinary Behavior Consultations, a behavior specialty practice with offices in CT and NY seeks a full time veterinary technician with a strong interest in behavior. We work side by side with other specialists in state of the art facilities.

Duties will include assisting with behavior consultations, increasing compliance through patient follow up, independently conducting behavior modification sessions, and scheduling behavior appointments.

A part time position is also available. The part time technician would be responsible for appointments only in the New York offices.

A current license is not required for either of these positions. Salary will be based on experience

Send resumes to ellenmlindell@gmail.com

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Veterinary Technician

The Behavior Clinic (Omsted Falls, OH)

1/1/2016

The Behavior Clinic is looking for a new team member! We are a veterinary behavior specialty clinic located in Olmsted Falls, OH (15 min from downtown Cleveland) and we are seeking a credentialed Veterinary Technician who is a KPA CTP or is currently enrolled in the DTP to join our behavior team. This technician will support the veterinary behaviorist during behavior consultations, provide client education and support, assist with physical exams and lab collection, in addition to providing behavioral therapy appointments implementing the prescribed therapy plan. The ideal candidate is pursuing their Veterinary Technician Specialty in Behavior and has experience implementing behavior services in practice, running classes or private training appointments. Exceptional communication and customer service skills are required. This is a Full Time position for a veterinary technician – if you have dreamed of working in veterinary behavior, attended all the CE seminars and know the criteria for your VTS application we are looking for you!

Send cover letter and resume to: RVT@TheBehaviorClinic.com

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Veterinary Behavior Technician and Enrichment

Ross University (St. Kitts)

1/1/2016

The selected candidate will provide behavioural and veterinary technical support to the Manager of Animal Care and will design and implement animal enrichment programs for all the species in the Animal Care program. The technician will advocate and provide instruction for handling techniques for all species in the Program and will be responsible for the supervision and support of the canine sponsorship program and monitoring behavioural treatment plans for the teaching dogs including supervising and leading kennel technicians in the veterinary care of the Teaching Dog Colony and participate in the animal behavior and shelter medicine components of the curriculum and consultative support for behavior cases in the Veterinary Clinic.

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Veterinary Technician

The Florida Veterinary Behavior Service (FVBS) (Jupiter, Florida)

1/1/2016

The Florida Veterinary Behavior Service (FVBS) is adding a Veterinary Nurse and Veterinary Technician position to our team.

The FVBS is a busy, veterinary behavior specialty practice. We are looking for veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians to add to our team.

We are located in sunny SE Florida. We are a small, close team of ambitious, behavioral medicine obsessed people. We currently have two veterinary behaviorists, two technicians, a receptionist and a veterinary assistant.

We have a unique practice style which allows our support staff to develop close relationships with our clients and patients as well as developing their skill set and knowledge base of veterinary behavior.

Email your resume to: jobs@flvetbehavior.com

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Behavioral Medicine Clinical Technician

The NC State Veterinary Hospital (Raleigh, NC)

Oct 5, 2016

Provide technical support for the designated service. Assist Behavioral Medicine veterinarians with examinations, assessments, treatments, animal handling, and restraint. Assist with client education during initial consults.
Maintain appropriate medical records. Ensure compliance with all Infectious Disease protocols. Ensure good communication and collaboration with all ancillary services and other areas of the hospital.

This position is for 20 hours per week (part-time).

Minimum Experience/Education
Completion of an accredited training program in the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Some positions may require additional Training, Certifications, or Licensure.

Departmental Required Skills
– Previous veterinary technician experience.
– Technical skills: sample collection (i.e. venipuncture), “low stress” animal handling, and positive-reinforcement behavioral techniques.
– MS Word, Excel.
– Web navigation competence.
– Ability to communicate professionally and effectively at all times and maintain professionalism in emotionally charged / challenging situations.
– Ability to provide high quality customer service.
– Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
– Ability to work beyond scheduled work hours when needed.
– Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and be an active participant in problem solving and team advancement.
– Ability to work effectively with computers and electronics.
– Ability to work independently and practice good judgement to ensure high quality care for all patients and request assistance when needed.
– Desire to teach 4th year veterinary students

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
-Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of NC
-Behavior Specialty Certification (AVBT).
-At least two years of previous relevant experience.
-Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (SVBT) membership.