Full Time, Benefit Eligible
Veterinary Technician: Assist veterinarian, veterinary team lead and senior veterinary technician in providing veterinary care for a variety of laboratory animal species and technical support for research protocols.
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1. Assist during surgical, imaging and diagnostics procedures.
2. Possess a basic understanding of injectable and inhalant anesthesia, airway maintenance, anesthetic monitoring and emergency intervention and pre and post-operative care.
3. Provide and follow up on treatments as prescribed or delegated by veterinarian or senior veterinary technician
4. Assist the Veterinary Team Lead in duties assigned including preparation/clean up/maintenance of supplies/equipment and operating room before and after procedures.
5. Provide weekend veterinary care on a rotational basis.
6. Responsible for initiation and maintenance of animal clinical case records. Documentation should be accurate, timely, and complete.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Bachelor or Associate degree in a relevant subject (biology, animal sciences etc) is preferred.
2. ALAT/LAT or RVT certification preferred.
3. Ability to administer vaccinations, phlebotomy, handle, dose, and obtain biologic samples from rats, mice and large animals.
4. Knowledgeable in federal animal welfare regulations and AAALAC accreditation standards.
5. Ability to use Microsoft Word and Outlook (email).
6. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
7. The ability to work as a team member is required.
Minimum Physical Requirements:
Note frequency as constantly (67-100%), frequently (34-66%) and occasionally (0-33%) for each requirement. Also note any lifting requirements with pound limit.
Typing on computer - Occasionally (0-33%)
Using phone - Occasionally (0-33%)
Sitting - Frequently (34-66%)
Standing - Constantly (67-100%)
Lifting, Pushing, & Pulling up to 50 pounds - Occasionally (0-33%)
Walking - Frequently (34-66%)
Pressure in this position will vary depending on the workload. The workload will be heavy but manageable most of the time. Pressure may arise due to deadlines associated with research type, personnel availabilities and constraints around investigative staff’s clinical and other commitments.
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.