Lecturer in Veterinary Technology

Lecturer in Veterinary Technology
Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide

Summary of Position

The Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invites applications for a benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track Lecturer position to begin August 22, 2022. 

The principal role of this position is to teach required courses in the Veterinary Technology program and to be responsible for the business activities of the PAWS Veterinary Teaching Clinic including maintaining inventory and equipment, managing clinic software, records, and schedules; and implementing safety and security procedures.

 Duties and responsibilities

  • 5 units: Teach undergraduate students in coursework.
  • 2 units: Responsible for clinic inventory control, equipment maintenance, policy maintenance and enforcement, patient and student scheduling, and oversight of record-keeping and invoicing.
  • 1 unit: the service roles include University or outside committee membership, undergraduate student advising, and other activities in support of the Veterinary Technology program.

Please note that the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire is committed to continuously improving our learning environment, one that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus, and we encourage and value applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 28th.  Questions regarding this position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Sarah Proctor (sarah.proctor@unh.edu).


  • Teach 5 units of veterinary technology coursework per year to include at least two sections of VTEC 579 or 580, Small Animal Practicum I & II respectively
  • Manage veterinary clinic activities
  • Maintain inventory of clinic equipment and supplies
  • Procure clinic supplies as needed
  • Maintain and audit digital medical records and logs
  • Appointment management
  • Calibrate, troubleshoot, and perform basic maintenance on clinic equipment (centrifuges, electric clippers, ophthalmoscope, x-ray PPE, ultrasound machine, etc.)
  • Coordinate the regular maintenance (repair, certification, support) and training of specialized equipment (valued at over $200,000): anesthesia machines, oxygen generator, surgical light and table, dental station, digital dental and full-body radiograph machines, ultrasonic scaler, autoclave, CBC and blood chemistry analyzers
  • Coordinate the proper disposal of biohazardous materials
  • Maintain current SDS documents and controlled drug logs
  • Comply with state, federal, university and AVMA regulations regarding safe and ethical laboratory and veterinary clinic operation
  • Liaison with UNH Animal Resource Office, Radiation Safety Officer, and Environmental Health & Safety Department for clinic safety and procedures review
  • Work closely with faculty, department administrative staff, clients, community partners, students, and teaching assistants to maintain clinic operations. 
  • Promote the clinic to stakeholders such as local veterinarians, housing authorities, and town public assistance programs, and act as an advocate for the clinic’s patients, clients, and students
  • Collaborate with faculty to design, develop, construct, and/or adapt clinic activities for incorporation into the curriculum.
  • Coordinate student, client, and surgeon schedules
  • May work as surgical nurse and anesthetist with surgeon and students, providing demonstrations and oversight to students
  • Work with surgeon and faculty to establish and maintain appropriate clinical protocols
  • Maintain student records to ensure compliance with AVMA accreditation standards. This will include tracking essential skills for 20-30 undergraduate students each year
  • Committee memberships
  • Advising
  • Additional clinical duties as operations expand
  • Additional teaching assignments or other duties as assigned by department chair



Additional Job Information                                                   

UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications                                   

  • Bachelor’s
  • 5 years’ experience as a credentialed technician

Additional Preferred Qualifications                                     

  • Credentialed veterinary technician (willing to become certified in the state of NH within 6 months)
  • 3 years’ experience in a supervisory or leadership role
  • Ability to perform all common small animal veterinary technician tasks in patient handling and assessment, radiography, surgical assisting, anesthesia, dentistry, pharmacology, and medication administration 
  • Capability to diagnose and perform basic repairs on various veterinary equipment
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and administration skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting ability
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment as challenges arise
  • Ability to remain patient and calm during stressful events
  • Comfortable working with technology

Salary Information                                                                  

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Special Requirements                                                              

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants                                        

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The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.