Veterinary Technician Program Director

Mesa, Arizona
447 days ago

Job Description

Direct the educational activities of the Veterinary Programs. Develop and manage the approved

curriculum and design teaching schedule.


  • Supervise the activities of the veterinary nursing staff. Evaluate the faculty. Prepare teaching assignments.

  • Determine, establish and implement veterinary nursing department goals.

  • Consistently monitor student success rates. Implement plan and meet with students to reduce student withdrawals. Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.

  • Monitor expenditures and keep to the department budget.

  • Coordinate and arrange for educational workshops and in services for didactic and clinical faculty. Prepare didactic instruction to include course and lab objectives.

  • Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies. Prepare final grades at the end of each sequence to update student records and transcripts.

  • Evaluate the performance of students regarding course objectives and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs.

  • Visit clinical sites to review and evaluate students’ clinical performance and progress. Coordinate with site supervisors to ensure clinical education is effective.

  • Develop and maintain a functional curriculum according to approved design. Evaluate course content and review new texts. Collaborate with administration in the design and implementation of the veterinary nursing program.

  • Maintain all American Veterinary Medical Association records and prepare annual reports. Prepare self study reports for necessary accreditation.

  • Perform functions of a Veterinary Nursing instructor. Monitor lab competencies and confirm skill levels on checklists.

  • Plan and conduct department staff and semi annual Advisory Board meetings.

  • Order supplies and maintain equipment as needed.

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

Job Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree.
  • Graduate of an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Licensed or Registered Veterinary Technician in the state in which the campus is located. Five (5) years of experience as a Veterinary (Nursing) Professional in a clinic, hospital or shelter environment.
  • Two (2) years of instructor or trainer experience in veterinary technology or animal husbandry.
  • Must hold current teaching licenses, certifications or other designations as required by local, state or federal laws to work in the field.
  • Leadership or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer skills with experience in basic word processing and spreadsheet documents.
  • Experience with visual computer presentation preferred.
  • Previous experience in administration and supervision of personnel.