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Veterinary Technician II

Posted: May 20, 2024
Salary:US$21 - US$26 per year
Job type: Permanent
Discipline:Clinical Research
Work Location:On-site

Job description

Vet Technician

This is an entry level veterinary technician position and works primarily under direct supervision.
Veterinary Technicians perform various duties to facilitate and support the work and research of
the Veterinarians, Study Directors, and clients by completing a variety of animal health activities
in the areas of medicine, surgery, and drug therapy. As a team, the Veterinary Services staff, is
responsible for the treatment of all on-site ill and injured animals, and for the fulfillment of the
preventive medicine program as determined by the Attending Veterinarian.

What You'll Do Here

  • Provides nursing care for all medical cases within the facility, under the guidance of the staff veterinarians and senior level technicians.
  • Performs basic diagnostics and screening tests, to include but not be limited to: body weights, body condition score (BCS), Tb testing, malarial screens, hemoccult testing, urine dipstick analysis, fecal floatation, swab sample collection, blood collection, and others at the request of the veterinarians and/or more senior level technicians.
  • Performs routine and basic animal procedures, including animal handling and restraint of rodents, handling of nonhuman primates (NHP) within the home cage, sedation, delivery of medications via IM, SQ, topical, and PO routes, assessment of vital signs (TPR) on sedated animals, shaving of animals and preparation for surgical procedures, bandage application, basic wound care, and assessment of basic clinical signs of animals on treatment or under sedation.
  • Occasionally performs procedures on unsedated animals.
  • May provide restraint for unsedated animals under supervision of the veterinarians or the senior level technicians.
  • Performs post-exposure protocols on NHP.
  • Performs basic cleaning and preparatory procedures within the animal procedure and technical staffing areas, including cleaning medical instruments, wrapping surgical packs for autoclaving, cleaning the surgical suite or procedure area after animal activity, and others at the request of the veterinarians and/or more senior level technicians.
  • Performs dose calculations for medications to be given based on initial orders from a veterinarian or as per SOP or Protocol and may be responsible for ordering controlled substances from the pharmacy for planned procedures.
  • Performs routine quality control on all paperwork and performs computer entry and/or data retrieval as appropriate, to include scheduling of departmental tasks where appropriate.
  • Shares inventory and ordering responsibilities for supplies used by the department.
  • Shares responsibility for routine departmental cleaning and prep procedures, such as instrument care, pack wrapping, procedure room and procedure cart cleaning.
  • May perform routine maintenance on equipment within the veterinary staff department, including but not limited to x-ray processors, microscopes, eye wash stations, etc.