The Veterinary Technician (VT) monitors the health and well-being of a variety of species within an AAALAC accredited facility; assists with surgical and imaging procedures including anesthesia administration and monitoring and pre-, intra-and post-operative care. Under the direction of the veterinarians, the VT administers treatments to ill or injured animals. The VT provides hands on support to the veterinarians and principal investigators (PIs). In addition, the VT assists the Research Veterinary Technician (RVT) Senior Veterinary Technician (SVT) and Veterinary Services Manager (VSM) with support areas (e.g., pharmacy, surgery, radiology, MRI, ethylene oxide and necropsy), and the rodent sentinel surveillance and quarantine programs. The VT assists the RVT, SVT and VSM with recordkeeping to ensure compliance with federal regulations (USDA Animal Welfare Regulations and PHS policy) and University policies and to maintain AAALAC accreditation.
Bachelorâ™s degree in a related field with 2 years directly related experience with animals, preferably in a research setting or equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience.
Veterinary Technician certification (CVT) and/or AALAS Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or Surgical Research Anesthetist (SRA) certification preferred. Must obtain LAT certification within 2 years of employment.
Basic computer skills (word processing and spreadsheet)
Excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills to deal with all levels of University personnel and outside sponsors.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Knowledge of and comfort with technology in the workplace including tablet technology, animal census and IACUC software, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
Criminal and education background checks required.
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Animal Care Facility
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