Veterinary Technician Program Director - CVT

Aurora, Colorado
Direct the educational activities of the Veterinary Nursing Programs. Develop and manage the approved curriculum and design teaching schedule.

Leverage your veterinary and leadership experience into a NEW CAREER!

As the Veterinary Technician Program Director at Pima Medical Institute, you will be involved in both the growth and development of your faculty and staff, students, and the quality of the Veterinary Technician Program! 


  • 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 a 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 educational workshops and in-services for didactic and clinical faculty.  Prepare didactic instruction to include course and lab objectives.
  • Maintain student grades by established policies.  Prepare final grades at the end of each sequence to update student records and transcripts.
  • Evaluate students' performance 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 the 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 semiannual Advisory Board meetings.
  • Order supplies and maintain equipment as needed.

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


  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Graduation from an AVMA-accredited Veterinary program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Three (3) years of occupational (i.e., practical) experience within the veterinary field and/or three (3) years of teaching experience in the veterinary field.
  • Current license, certification, or other designation as required by local, state, or federal laws to work in the veterinary field. 
  • Leadership or supervisory experience preferred. 
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other computer skills.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS                                                    

  • $68,224 to $95,576 full-time annual salary
  • Medical (PPO & 2 HDHP with HSA), Dental & Vision
  • Short & Long-term Disability
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO), Sick Leave & Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health & Wellness Program