Veterinary Technician Instructor - DVM

Pima Medical Institute
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111 Main StreetSan Marcos, CA92069

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.


About Pima Medical Institute 

As a family owned and operated school system, Pima Medical Institute has maintained a student-centered philosophy since opening the doors in 1972. The guiding philosophy of the institute is based in a firm belief in the worth and potential of each student. Following the belief that the seeds for future growth must be planted in the classroom, PMI has become one of the leading medical career colleges in the Western United States. PMI takes pride in its unique programs, quality of training, and professional environment that promote a student’s sense of discovery, excellence, and self-worth.

Thousands graduate each year with a Certificate or Degree from PMI, and the majority of those graduates are placed into jobs. We are committed to preparing competent medical professionals who can meet the expectations of 21st century employers. At Pima Medical Institute, we measure our success by the success our students find in their new career field.  

Mission: The mission of the institute is to improve the quality of people’s lives by providing the best value in medical career education.  

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