Veterinary Assistant Instructor

Pima Medical Institute Seattle, WA 2019-04-14

Instruct and implement the Veterinary Assistant program to educate students in accordance with the curriculum standards and objectives.


  • Implement and evaluate daily lesson plans for students to include scheduled activities and materials of modules. 
  • Plan instruction to achieve specific objectives based upon student need and established curriculum. 
  • Monitor the attendance of students in the program and coordinate with Associate Director when absences occur two days in a row. 
  • Maintain student attendance records in accordance with established policies. Prepare attendance reports weekly for the office management department. 
  • Review student success rates and implement plan to reduce student withdrawals. Meet with students to encourage them to stay in the program. Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program. 
  • Evaluate the performance of students regarding achievements in curriculum and activities and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs. 
  • Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies. Prepare final grades at the end of each module to update student records and transcripts. 
  • Arrange and coordinate guest speakers, community service field trips, and visits to clinics and medical offices. 
  • Prepare lectures and practical demonstrations for students in class and individually. 
  • Assist and advise student with Veterinary Assistant program curriculum. 
  • May assist with the inventory and ordering of supplies and equipment.   
  • May assist and coordinate externships for Veterinary Assistant students. 
  • Monitor students in the classroom. Assist students and ensure safety precautions are adhered to. 
  • May participate in community service projects. 

The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.


  • Graduation from an accredited Veterinary Assistant program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or an otherwise recognized training entity (e.g., hospital-based program) and three (3) years of occupational experience as a Veterinary Assistant OR
  • A minimum of four (4) years of job-related training and experience for those instructors who are not graduates from an accredited Veterinary Assistant program.
  • Current licenses, certifications, or other designations as required by local, state, or federal laws to work in the Veterinary Assistant field, with the exception of those teaching in non-core (e.g., general education) courses.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills.