Duties: Provide specialized veterinary clinical care to all species housed in ULAR managed facilities with rodent care being the primate species. Under minimal supervision, triage and assess animal health, provide immediate care to emergency cases. Administer medications by oral, topical and injectable routes of administration. Maintain animal health records. Utilize knowledge of pharmacology and drug calculations. Operate sterilization equipment and prepare surgical instrument packs. Perform facility cleaning, maintenance, stocking and inventory. Provide care to critical animals in Intensive Care Unit. 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. Assist with providing hands on training for all species, including primates, to investigators, their staff and ULAR staff, on anesthesia, handling, restraint, blood collection, drug administration, and safety precautions.
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 NGTS, HOL, and WKND as needed
Reference Number: 83-22617
Salary Grade: 023
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: 3-Animal Care