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Ventura College has a full-time, permanent tenure-track faculty position open to DVMs. This position involves both teaching and program administrative duties. It is a great opportunity with an excellent schedule, benefits, and pay.  Instructor will be an employee of Ventura County Community College District. Although the assignment begins in Fall 2021, this faculty member will start work in May 2021 in preparation prep for the fall semester.  Application deadline is January 31, 2021. If you are interested in this position, click on the individual website link for a complete job description and...

May 1, 2020 Dear SBVVMA Colleagues, We are proud to announce the start of a new Veterinary Technology Program at Ventura College!  This is a two-year program for veterinary assistants that will launch in Fall of 2020 at Ventura College’s East Campus in Santa Paula.  Potential student candidates will have to sign up for at least one information session through this Eventbrite link: https://vettechprogram.eventbrite.com This program is not yet AVMA accredited but is designed to teach basic veterinary assistant courses in year one and progress to year two which helps individuals take the Veterinary...

Ours is a profession of healing… One of my greatest joys as a veterinary professional is that moment when a “long-termer’s” IVC has been pulled, the leash placed around their neck and they walk up to meet their family. There’s that moment when you can almost see the transition in thought process from “I’m going for another walk…” to “Those are my people! They came for me! I’m going home!” Ours is a profession of healing… And yet, at the end of another 15 hour shift - a constant stream of...

Dear Ventura and Santa Barbara Veterinary Medical community - As a recent member of the Santa Barbara/Ventura area, I have heard stories of the strength of this community in the face of natural disaster. From the Thomas Fire of 2017, stories abound of the strength, resilience, resourcefulness and kindness of our community to ensure that the needs of our residents and their four legged friends were met. Unfortunately, we are met with another disaster; a global pandemic - COVID-19 - and being asked to respond in kind. As of this evening, California...

I am writing to inform you that Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) will be proposing a new requirement to the Ventura County Ordinance (Division 4-Public Health) to the Board of Supervisors. This new provision is related to vaccination certificate requirements and the duty of authorized persons administering rabies vaccinations. As we are aware that this may have a direct impact on some of your members, I wanted to provide you notification of this proposal as well as some information as to VCAS plan for implementation and how this may affect our local veterinarians. I am hoping that you...

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