This position, located in Amman, Jordan, is a rare opportunity to exclusively serve as a licensed veterinary technician for a U.S. Government working dog program. If you want to become part of an impactful program focused on veterinary mentorship and canine wellness in a foreign country, this veterinary position may be right for you. Our staff, like our canines, are high-drive and the best in the world in what they do. The mission is critically important and education-focused, our culture is team-oriented, and the position is professionally rewarding.
Our deployed veterinary team is comprised of Veterinarians and Licensed Veterinary Technicians caring for the health and wellness of a large number of working dogs. This position is tasked with mentoring foreign veterinary and support personnel, caring for the health of working canines, and assisting in developing recommendations to augment sustainable medical care and husbandry. The veterinary team works closely with our Virginia-based veterinary personnel and operations staff.
Under the direction of a licensed veterinarian, treat canines for various diseases/injuries and provide preventative/maintenance care (e.g., vaccinations, laboratory sample collection, etc.)
Utilizing in-house imaging modalities, such as digital radiographs, and ultrasound; perform the studies and assist with the interpretation of results
Perform training and present veterinary information to host-nation veterinary personnel, canine handlers, trainers, and other stakeholders in regards to injury triage and prevention, as well as zoonoses
Using a cloud-based, working-dog-specific electronic medical record system, maintain veterinary records, generate relevant reports, and track necessary data
Provide veterinary expertise and inspections for facilities used to kennel Working Dog populations
Effectively work in a team-based environment while also maintaining the ability to work independently
Effectively communicate and consult with other veterinary teams supporting canine missions in remote locations
Possess an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology or a current Veterinary Technician Certificate from an accredited university
Possess an active technician license (LVT, RVT, CVT or equivalent) in at least one state.
Other nationally recognized animal technology licenses and certifications (e.g., Laboratory Animal Technician, Laboratory Animal Technologist, etc.) shall be acceptable if minimum experience requirements are met while possessing this license or certification
Have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in private practice or the US military
Be a U.S. Citizen and possess a valid U.S. Passport
Be able to maintain, or already possess, a minimum SECRET level clearance
Ability to work in a variety of settings to provide veterinary care
Capable of spending long periods on their feet, with frequently participating in the lifting and/or restraint of large-breed canines
Ability to work nights or weekends, as needed, in emergent situations
Willingness to travel and work CONUS and OCONUS, for extended periods, in austere and/or challenging locations