Under general direction, the Veterinarian Technician conducts a variety of routine health care procedures on the Institute’s animal populations following established techniques and procedures. Procedures include clinical diagnostics, sample collection, administration of drugs or therapeutics, anesthetic monitoring from induction to recovery, dental prophylaxis, and related activities.
The Veterinarian Technician participates in routine animal colony maintenance and preventative care, including health assessments, vaccination, and other prescribed health maintenance procedures. The individual may be required to work with biological samples such as blood, serum, plasma and urine.
Requires an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology, animal sciences, or equivalent field. Registered veterinary technicians (RVTs) will be given preference. Experience and/or certification (i.e., ALAT, LAT, LATG) in laboratory animal research is desirable.
Candidate must have a demonstrated understanding of veterinary medicine, routine procedures (e.g. - catheter placement, phlebotomy, radiography, dental prophylaxis, and drug administration), anesthetic monitoring, and common disease conditions.
Must have the ability to follow and enforce safety procedures as well as the ability to successfully perform a variety of routine laboratory procedures within project deadlines.
Requires strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Preferred computer proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Internet Explorer, Outlook and the ability to learn department-specific computer systems as needed.
Ability to work on weekends is highly preferred
As Lovelace is a Federal Contractor, all applicants offered positions with the Institute are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to starting employment.
Salary is commensurate with experience + $500 sign-on bonus.
EEO - M/F/Veteran/Disability