Veterinary Technician

Stony Brook, NY
Jun 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Veterinary Technician-1701130

Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)
Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Science or related field. In lieu of the Bachelor’s degree, a combination of education and full time work experience totaling four (4) years (of which one year is in veterinary science) may be considered. One year full time experience in veterinary science, to include experience in laboratory animal medicine or clinical veterinary medicine.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with common laboratory animal species. Licensed Veterinary Technician. AALAS certification.

Brief Description of Duties:
This position provides veterinary care for the SBU laboratory animal population including day to day health monitoring and maintenance, training of investigative staff in animal techniques and providing investigator assistance in all aspects of animal surgery.

  • Assist in the conduction of large animal receiving and animal conditioning and maintenance programs, including the associated recordkeeping.
  • Assist with routine veterinary health care – under the guidance of a veterinarian. Perform veterinary medical rounds:
  • Observe animals on a routine basis, as assigned.
  • Consult with clinical veterinarian and contact investigators for information on research use. Provide treatments, as prescribed.
  • Collect diagnostic samples (blood, stool, urine). Send samples to diagnostic laboratory.
  • Maintain all pertinent records.
  • Post-procedural Care - Provide post-procedural observations, as assigned.
  • Complete all medical records.
  • Provide post-procedural treatments.
  • Collect diagnostic samples from post-procedural animals.
  • Send to the diagnostic laboratory. Maintain all pertinent records.
  • Assist SVT with the ordering of drugs and supplies and maintaining all drug inventory and controlled substance paperwork.
  • Conduct inventory all drugs and supplies and complete orders for signature.
  • Monitor all areas for outdated drugs and dispose of any that are outdated.
  • Maintain controlled drug inventory and records.
  • Check out controlled drugs to investigators, per protocol.
  • Prepare for shipment, perform appropriate paperwork and return outdated controlled substances.
  • Diagnostic Laboratory – Assist veterinarian in performing diagnostic tests and record results, per Standard of Operations (SOP). Such tests include: Hematology, Parasitology, Bacteriology, and Serology.
  • Maintenance of diagnostic laboratory including, inventory control, ordering supplies and keeping procedure log/records.
  • Send out specimens, as directed, to diagnostic labs.
  • Oversee rodent sentinel sampling collection, processing for analysis and associated record keeping.
  • Assist veterinarian in large animal euthanasia and necropsy by euthanize animals, per protocol, as assigned; send out samples for histopathology, as directed.
  • Assist veterinarians and investigators in surgery by schedule procedures, after consultation with veterinarian; prep animals for surgery; assist in surgery, as needed; clean up after procedures; maintain anesthesia and surgery records for each case.
  • Provide post-operative monitoring and care, as directed.
  • Maintain surgical suites, prep room, pack room and storage areas.
  • Maintain all anesthesia and surgery equipment. Autoclave instruments and supplies.
  • Assist veterinarian and investigators in radiology.
  • Perform and/or assist in all diagnostic procedures.
  • Process films.
  • Assist in special procedures by investigators.
  • Maintain log book of procedures.
  • Assist in scheduling and performing technical tasks for investigators, as requested.
  • Assist veterinarian in the training of DLAR and investigator staff members in animal related procedures.
  • Oversee coordination of rodent import and export shipments including assisting the veterinarian in health clearance and acting as a liaison between the SBU PI and extramural collaborators sharing animal resources.
  • Oversee the enrichment program for all laboratory species including nonhuman primates, dogs, rabbits and swine.
  • Assist SVT to maintain cost accounting records and investigator recharge bill generation.
Special Notes:

FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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Official Job Title: Instructional Support Associate
Job Field: Laboratory
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Division of Laboratory Animal Resources-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 7:30am - 4:00pmDivision of Laboratory Animal Resources-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Jun 6, 2017
Posting End Date: Jun 20, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $39,403 - $43,000/Ann@1.0FTE
Salary Grade: SL2


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