Veterinary Assistant Instructor - Part-time

Tucson, Arizona
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.


  • Associate degree from an AVMA accredited program recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Three (3) years teaching experience in a Veterinary Assistant or Veterinary Technician program and/or three (3) years occupational (i.e., practical) experience as a Veterinary Assistant.
  • Must be a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) or a credentialed veterinary technician.
  • Current license, certification, or other designation as required by local, state, or federal laws to work in the Veterinary Assistant field.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills.