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Veterinary Technician - Lab Animal

Company: Charles River Laboratories
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.Job Summary Maintains and monitors the health and physical environment of animals involving complex instructions and requiring technical expertise. Assists veterinary staff in the documentation and triage of all laboratory animal health cases, and in administering treatment to animals. May also perform anesthesia, surgery, enrichment and behavioral tasks and technical in-life procedures. May also support IACUC/Ethics Committee including animal welfare regulatory compliance and related government/external funding agency requirements.The following are responsibilities related to the Veterninary Technician:Assist veterinary staff in the documentation and triage of all animal health cases noted by technical staff and/or Attending Veterinarian.* Perform routine veterinary technical and husbandry skills including the following:o Administration of various therapeutic measures by IV, IM, SQ, topical, oral routes, etc.o Bandage/wrapping techniques.o Nail/teeth clipping/trimming.o Venipuncture techniques.o Vaginal swabs.o Proficient animal restraint techniques.o Monitor critical care animals (i.e., place IVs, monitor fluids, etc.).* Perform animal follow-up observations or new findings as required.* Monitor animal health, visually, and by following detailed schedules.* Generate animal treatment records and perform, track and schedule follow-ups.* Maintain appropriate medical records for each animal in accordance with study and regulatory requirements. Assist in maintaining accurate record keeping procedures for the veterinary department.* Maintain and follow complex procedures to ensure appropriate animal health and treatment.* Assist in providing leadership, animal health training, and guidance to other laboratory personnel.* Assist in keeping inventory and stocking the vet rooms (i.e., drugs and supplies). Assist in organizing and maintaining the vet exam rooms.* May be responsible for tissue sampling, routine animal manipulations and administration of fluids or other treatments as required.* May perform routine technical and husbandry functions (general housekeeping) on studies and must adhere to safety procedures.* Assist in surgery and peri-surgery care, e.g. provide and monitor anesthesia, prepare surgical packs, administer supportive therapy.The following are minimum qualifications related to theVeterninary Technician position:Education: Graduate of a collegiate veterinary technology program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Training Activities or equivalent program in veterinary technology.* Experience: 0-2 years related experience working with animals in a pre-clinical laboratory or clinical setting* An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above if the individual is credentialed as a Certified Veterinary Technician.* Certification/Licensure: LVT license or CVT/RVT certification preferred. Uncertified candidates will be required to receive certification within 12-18 months or show that certification has been substantially completed. AALAS certification desired.About Insourcing SolutionsCharles River Insourcing Solutions? can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions? provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.

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