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$20.20 an hour

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Full Job Description

Position Description
The Instructional Assistant will support the Faculty instructor by assisting the students in the Veterinary Technician program. This full-time position is 40 hour a week and will work 45 weeks out of 52 per year. This position is accountable to the Dean of School of Agricultural Sciences, Utilities, and Transportation.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide in-class/clinical laboratory and online assistance with Veterinary Technician courses as directed by instructor.
  • Assist with specified student activities and assignments as directed by instructor.
  • Assist in reviewing student progress and evaluation/documentation of essential skills.
  • Maintain records of student attendance.
  • Direct students in the operation of clinic equipment and the use of lab materials.
  • Direct students in the safe handling and the proper use of animals in the lab.
  • Under direction of the College Veterinarian ensure all medications are administered and properly stored per protocols.
  • Follow all AVMA and IACUC guidelines for classroom operation and animal care.
  • Assist in monitoring classroom activities and clinical rotations.
  • Provide feedback to students during activities.
  • Assist in program orientation for new students.
  • Assist with scheduling, documentation, and correspondence related to required class activities and proper animal care.
  • Assist Students with their learning needs.
  • Organize and prepare classrooms and labs for learning activities.
  • Operate the required veterinary equipment: Practice Management Software, Survey and Dental Radiograph Equipment, Dental Cleaning Equipment, and Clinical Chemistry and Hematology analyzers.
  • Participate in staff and team planning meetings as needed.
  • Interact effectively with other NTC teams.
  • Participate in advisory committee meetings as available.
  • Attend professional meetings, workshops, and conferences as directed.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory of instructional materials and equipment and perform minor maintenance of equipment.

Other duties as assigned.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and skills required.


  • Must hold a current Veterinary Technician license from the State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
  • 2-5 years of veterinary clinical experience.


  • Experience working with large and small animals.
  • Experience working with students in an educational setting.
  • Ability to provide supportive, empathetic learning environment to students.
  • Ability to recognize and support instructors’ educational strategies and philosophies successfully
  • Ability to deal with sensitive information and confidential data in a manner that does not adversely impact NTC or the Veterinary Technician program.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with administration, faculty and students
  • Must be able to pass the Wisconsin criminal background check
The duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the essential functions of persons assigned to this job. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.
Physical Demands

Working Activity:

6 to 8 hours: Performing repetitive movements

4 to 5 hours: Bending, grasping, standing, working indoors

1 to 3 hours: Balancing, crawling, driving, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, twisting, walking, working in temperature extremes, working outdoors

Less than 1 hour: Climbing, working at heights

Lifting and Carrying:

Less than 10 pounds: 15 or more repetitions per hour

10 to 20 pounds: 15 or more repetitions per hour

20-50 pounds: 10 – 15 repetitions per hour

50-100 pounds: 1 – 10 repetition(s) per hour

More than 100 pounds with help: Less than 1 repetition per hour

Additional Physical Requirements:

Vision: Adequate with aid to read instructions, labels, documents, computer screens, and differentiate between colors.

Hearing: Adequate with aid to understand oral requests, telephone conversation, and PA systems.

Required Employee Program Safety Training:

AED/CPR, bloodborne pathogen, chemical hygiene, emergency action plan, emergency eye wash, emergency procedure, ergonomics (office/workplace), fire extinguishers, flammable/chemical storage, fume hoods, gas cylinder safety, hazard communication, hazardous waste, hearing conservation, lockout tagout, medical waste, personal protective equipment, radiation safety, slips, trips & falls, and vehicle safety