Utilizes skills to provide assistance to the Attending/Clinical Veterinarian in support of Research and Surgical Training protocols. Maintains records on animals and monitors medical supply inventory.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs activities related to animal health care.
Ensures daily animal health assessments and peri-operative examinations are completed.
Reviews new and modified laboratory animal health treatment schedules prior to initiation, and ensures that medical records are complete and current.
Ensures animals are treated as needed for illness, injury, or as experiments require as directed by the Clinical Veterinarian.
Oversees shipping and receiving of laboratory animals.
Maintains records on each animal in accordance with USDA requirements.
Induces anesthesia, prepares animals for surgery and monitors anesthetized animals.
Monitors and maintains veterinary care-related equipment, such as anesthesia machines.
Maintains veterinary supply inventory.
Maintains controlled substance records.
Coordinates QA in the animal care program.
Assists with the coordination and implementation of TMHRI animal care staff and research staff training presentations.
Establishes working relationships and communicates effectively with the TMHRI animal care staff, veterinarians and research staff.
Provides backup to other vivarium veterinary technical staff as required.
Working some nights, weekends and holidays is required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
AA with 5+ years research experience
Or RVT with 1 year research experience
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
AALAS certification within 9 months of hire
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Knowledge of and technical ability in veterinary medical procedures
Competency in oral and written communication
Ability to work and make decisions independently
Ability to work well with others
Standard laboratory environment; some assignments may be in hospital units with typical hospital environmental hazards and concerns.
Houston Methodist - 20 months ago