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Veterinary Technician - Division of Comparative Medicine
The Veterinary Technician is the first responder for animal health issues, providing reports, pre and post procedure care of animals and technical services such as small animal surgery, blood collection, treatment of wounds, etc. Additionally, the vet tech is responsible for ordering veterinary supplies and drugs, completing charge back paperwork for services rendered to Principal Investigators, coordinating animal imports/exports and training. Furthermore, the vet tech is responsible for surgical and non-surgical study research project coordination, veterinary medical rounds, and rodent health surveillance and quarantine programs. Duties include but are not limited to:
Performs injections, blood collection, tissue collection, treatment of wounds, oral drug administration etc. in a wide variety of species.
Maintains written and computerized veterinary medical records and health report notifications and responses
Provides surgical and non-surgical study support services for research projects including: assistance in design/revision of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and study related forms
Coordination and technical oversight of procedures
Management of data collection, analysis and study documentation
Provision of anesthesia support
Performs animal observations and treatment, pre and post procedural care
Coordinates surgical study equipment repair and calibration
Provides technical assistance with all rodent genotyping and rodent research requests.
Performs health checks on all USDA covered species and maintain records within USDA required parameters.
Provides technical assistance with surgery in all PHS covered and USDA covered species including but not limited to: endotracheal intubation, catheter placement, blood sample collection, anesthesia administering and monitoring, intraoperative monitoring, postoperative recovering, and postoperative care.
Conducts tumor measurements and monitoring, including regular tumor measurements, updating excel docs that researchers can access with data including an averages of all sizes, eventual euthanasia of animals and collection of tumors once desired volume has been reached, collecting tumors in cassettes in researcher's desired suspension, eventual physical transport to histology after conclusion of study for analyzing
Performs regular excel updates and spreadsheet maintenance to support research staff and provide them with individual data per ongoing study
Completes research request for genotype assistance by providing identification of animals as well as specimen samples for genotype processing
Other duties including; day to day coordination of the Veterinary Technical Services Support Unit; training and professional development; and rodent health surveillance and quarantine programs
Bachelor's degree in a science related field or equivalent experience
A minimum of 0-2 years' experience in the laboratory animal science field is required
Ability of biomedical research using animals and animal models as well as a working knowledge of animal research veterinary and facility operations Excellent computer, interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills. Is required to share 24/7 on call responsibilities with other Veterinary Technicians
AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) level
Candidates with only ALAT level certification will be considered if their credentials are otherwise strong
LATG certification is expected during the course of employment
Continued active participation in professional continuing education is
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