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SVM - Veterinary Technician, Large Animal Medicine & Surgery

St. George University

Last Updated: 11/17/22

Job Description

This position is in Grenada, West Indies

St. George’s University invites applicants for a full-time Demonstrator position in the Department of Large Animal Medicine & Surgery in the School of Veterinary Medicine, beginning 1/1/2023.

Candidates must be fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine, have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster if eligible, and be willing to show proof of vaccination to be considered for employment


Job Description

The School of Veterinary Medicine is part of a rapidly growing, internationally renowned AVMA-accredited university located on the beautiful English-speaking Caribbean island of Grenada. The program offers three years of didactic coursework in basic science and introductory clinical work in Grenada, followed by a fourth year of clinical training at affiliated veterinary schools in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and Australia.


The faculty of St George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine are dedicated to upholding the mission of providing an international, culturally diverse environment in which students learn the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for postgraduate training in the Veterinary profession while being inspired to develop compassion, curiosity, tolerance and a commitment to animals and society, a dedication to life-long learning and an understanding of the vital role of research in Veterinary Medicine.

Essential Functions

The primary responsibilities of the position include delivery of clinical skills sessions for large animal medical and other ambulatory courses/disciplines. The position will also provide support for departmental teaching in the graduate and pre-veterinary programs, as well as the Integrated Team instruction delivery of the DVM program- a small group-based curriculum delivery.

More Specifically This Role Will

  • Provide direct animal care in an academic clinical environment
  • Provide technical assistance to faculty
  • Assist with training of students in technical procedures, animal care, and handling
  • Prepare animals for medical and surgical procedures
  • Monitor emergency patients
  • Administer treatments as prescribed by veterinarians
  • Set up appropriate equipment and instruments
  • Prepare and label specimens
  • Participate in the following university activities:
  • Departmental Reviews (as required)
  • Faculty Meetings (as required)
  • Special Committee Assignments (as assigned by the Dean)
  • Administrative roles, as assigned by the Chair of the Department and/or the Dean
  • Outreach efforts in the local community
  • Contribute to the academic advisory system for all students involved in the DVM program
Qualifications & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in veterinary science
  • Preference for applicants with qualifications from a certified veterinary technician program
  • At least 5 year's experience with livestock and/or working in large animal facility.
Desirable Qualities
  • Highly skilled in performance of advanced nursing techniques
  • Excellent client communication skills and organization skills
  • Possess an ability to think and act independently
  • Possess the ability to assess patient condition and initiate medical intervention in emergency patients
  • Possess the ability to supervise and train junior technicians and veterinary students
  • A basic understanding of veterinarian support is critical for this role
Work Environment/Physical Demands
  • This position will be based mainly in research laboratories, student laboratories and large lecture halls
  • Should be able to carry or lift items weighing up to twenty pounds
  • Should be able to manage long hours of standing and moving about the facility
Hours and Travel
  • A typical work week is 40 hours Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Weekend and overnight work as required
  • Some holiday commitment required
  • Be available to work all year round, except for a 30 day vacation period
  • Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the core work hours between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm on campus for in person classroom/laboratory, diagnostics and research
Special Instructions To Applicants
  • This is a full time position in the Caribbean island of Grenada.
  • Candidates must be fully vaccinated with a WHO approved vaccine, and be willing to show proof of vaccination to be considered for employment.
  • To ensure full consideration, complete application materials including CV, Cover Letter and names and email address of three references must be submitted.
  • Salary is competitive and paid in US dollars.
  • Review of applicants will be ongoing until the position is filled.
St. George's University (SGU) is a leading center of international medical education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies. SGU has helped change lives through its more than 21,000 alumni, which include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world.

Company Details

West Indies, Grenada
Celebrating 45+ years of higher learning on the island of Grenada, no other medical school in the world provides more new doctors to the US healthcare system. In 2022, SGU placed more than 960 graduates into US residencies.* St. George’s University is a dynamic center of higher education with a global network of academic, medical, and scientific collaborators in education, medicine, research...