Animal Care Technician III
Animal Care Technician IIIUniversity Comparative Medicine Program
Location: New Orleans, LASummary
May oversee the daily operations of a small animal care facility, or a portion there of, including the routine care of animals and maintenance of equipment. Serves as a resource in the management of a particular technical specialty such as mice or primates. Provides technical assistance to research and clinical medical personnel in the performance of research and emergency procedures. Feeds animals and supervises the administration of special diets and medication. Assists veterinarians with pre-and post- operative animal care. Collects blood, urine, and other required specimens from animals as requested for medical research. Observes and monitors animals for signs of illness, trauma, or social instability. Monitors environmental conditions in animal housing facilities and inspects the condition of facilities and equipment for cleanliness and proper operation. Ensures that the facility complies with federal regulations for care and maintenance of research animals. Maintains daily records pertaining to animal care. Complies with OSHA standards and other applicable federal and state regulations when working with hazardous chemicals, materials, animals and power equipment. Follows protocol in the proper containment and disposal of bio-hazardous waste and contaminants. May train and supervise new technicians (ACT Trainee to ACT Level II). Performs related responsibilities as required. Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents. Required to work weekend, emergency and holiday work schedule. This position is considered essential personnel.Required Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.