Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
13 May 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Clinical Sciences mission is to assure the health and productivity of animals to meet societal needs through high quality educational programs for professional veterinary medical students, graduate veterinarians, and the public through a faculty and veterinary medical center of excellence, and to advance and disseminate comparative biomedical knowledge in an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Position Summary

The Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Department of Clinical Sciences at the CSU-VTH is currently conducting several canine clinical trials. We are evaluating factors influencing muscle recovery after surgery as well as various treatments for osteoarthritis. These trials involve common duties of a veterinary technician such as animal handling, blood draws and sedation procedures, but also constant coordination with the pet-owner to ascertain that owners return for all recheck visits. The trials also frequently include rehabilitation therapy as part of the treatment protocol. Our current team is unable to perform all duties on time which is holding back our enrolment. We therefore are looking for a third Research Associate to join our team.

Required Job Qualifications

  • General bachelors degree or higher AND 2+ years of experience directly related to the position responsibilities (clinical duties including owner communication, animal handling, blood draws and monitoring of dogs under sedation as well as research duties including proficiency in word, excel) OR Bachelors degree or higher in animal science or a closely related field.
  • Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, and other similar software and organizational programs
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and customer service
  • Ability to make decisions and to work independently, as well as, work as a member of a team
  • Exemplary organizational and time management skills

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • CVT or CCCRP or CCRT certification
  • Experience and/or a strong interest in the field of small animal rehabilitation and lameness diagnosis/treatment

Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Clinical Case Client Handler Duty/Responsibility

  • Animal handling, blood draws, performing sedation (under the guidance of DVM)
  • Performing rehabilitation treatments (including range of motion, LLLT, TENS, etc.)
  • Scheduling and organizational tasks (such as contacting owners interested in enrolling in a clinical trial, coordinating the recheck schedule etc.)

Percentage Of Time 60 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Clinical Trial Data Acquisition Duty/Responsibility

  • Assistance with data acquisition for multiple clinical studies including gait analysis, joint injections, rehabilitation exercises, owner questionnaires etc.

Percentage Of Time 30 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Administrative Duties Duty/Responsibility

  • Communication with veterinary faculty and staff involved in clinical studies/cases
  • Other duties as assigned by Dr. Duerr

Percentage Of Time 10

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae or resume, and the names of three references along with their contact information. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) May 14, 2018 to receive full consideration.

Search Contact Cheryl Webb,

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Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

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