Veterinary Technician Instructor - DVM

Pima Medical Institute Mesa, AZ 2019-04-17

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


  • Maintain DEA license and controlled substances logs, to include amount/supply and expiration.
  • Provide the medical decisions for the patients for the program.
  • Examine patients for medical necessities and review any diagnostic testing that has been performed and record all findings.
  • Communicate with the rescues on abnormalities.
  • Ensure completeness of medical records in compliance with AVMA and USDA.
  • Perform medical procedures.
  • Attend IACUC meetings and listed as “Attending Veterinarian”.
  • Attend Advisory Board meetings.
  • Implement and evaluate daily lesson plans for students to include scheduled activities and materials of sequences and courses.
  • Plan instruction to achieve specific objectives based upon student need and established curriculum.
  • Monitor lab competencies and confirm skill levels on checklists
  • Monitor the attendance of students in the program and coordinate with the Associate Director Student Services when absences occur two days in a row or exceed four days in one sequence.
  • 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 sequence to update student records and transcripts.
  • Arrange and coordinate guest speakers, community service field trips, and visits to clinics and hospitals.
  • Prepare lectures and practical demonstrations for students in class and individually.
  • May assist and coordinate externships for Veterinary Technician students.
  • Monitor students in the classroom and ensure safety precautions are adhered to.
  • May be involved in requisition of pharmaceuticals necessary for program.


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


  • Graduation from an AVMA accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Must graduate with a degree certifying Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Licensed Veterinarian in the state in which the campus is located.      
  • Three (3) years of experience as a DVM in a clinic, hospital or shelter environment.
  • Must hold current teaching licenses, certifications or other designations as required by local, state or federal laws to work in the field.      
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer skills with experience in basic word processing and spreadsheet documents.
  • Experience with visual computer presentation preferred.