Job description

Duties: Provide specialized veterinary clinical care to all species housed in ULAR managed facilities with rodent care being the primary species. Under minimal supervision, triage and assess animal health, provide immediate care to emergency cases. Perform weekly satellite housing wellness checks in rodent facilities. Administer medications by oral, topical and injectable routes of administration. Maintain animal health records. Utilize knowledge of pharmacology and drug calculations. Assist with anesthesia management and support. Operate sterilization equipment and prepare surgical instrument packs. Perform facility cleaning, maintenance, stocking and inventory. Provide care to critical animals in surgical recovery. Consult with clinical veterinary staff and laboratory personnel on treatment options. Collect specimens such as blood and feces and perform diagnostic testing on samples such as parasite checks and identification. Prepare bills for treatments and medications used to provide clinical care. Prepare daily treatment roster of on-going cases using the computer. Familiarity with IACUC protocols and assure investigator adherence to approved protocols and provide necessary documentation to IACUC.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited animal health technology program or equivalent plus 1-3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with animals in a research or clinical setting is preferred. AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level or a demonstrated commitment to attaining that certification within the time frame established by AALAS. Ability to respond to changing circumstances by being innovative and altering behavior to better fit different situations. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Word programs. Ability to work l0am-7pm, Monday-Friday.

Reference Number: 83-29611

Salary Grade: 023

Employment Type: Non-Exempt


Special Requirements:

Job Family: 3-Animal Care




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Posted: 8/10/2018
Application Due: 1/10/2019
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