The Neurology service of the Small Animal Section utilizes state-of-the art diagnostic tests and cutting edge surgical procedures to provide high quality care to their patients and assistance to their clients in a facility and environment that emphasizes quality of life for animals and support for owners in the form of education, information services and grief counseling; to provide a facility and environment that supports teaching of Neurology to veterinary students, interns and residents in training, as well as continuing education for veterinary practitioners, veterinary technicians and the general public; to provide a facility and environment conducive to the study of neurologic disease, diagnosis, prognosis and treatments in companion animals; to support and promote general awareness about neurologic disease in companion animals in the scientific community and in the general public.
This position will assist the neurologists, residents, interns, staff, and students in carrying out the treatment of clinical cases (outpatient & inpatient) and surgical cases (prepping, setting up, assisting & post-op medical management), perform anesthesia on neurology patients for special procedures, and perform special procedures. Candidates for this position will be trained to perform electrodiagnostics tests (brain auditory evoked response tests (BAER) and EEGs) and present the clinician with results. The position will see primary technician appointments, assist with the physical examination process, record a complete and accurate patient history, and instruct veterinary students on neurology topics. Be the main point of contact for the service with other hospital services and university departments. In addition, this technician will become familiar with the laboratory work, record keeping, documentation, and stocking/cleanliness of all section rooms. Cross training in other areas of the hospital is expected.