Houston Methodist Research Institute - Houston, TX

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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 1. Performs activities related to animal health care. 2. Assists with daily animal health assessments and perioperative examinations. 3. Treats animals as needed for illness, injury, or as experiments require as directed by the Clinical Veterinarian. 4. Maintains complete and current medical records. 5. Assists with shipping and receiving laboratory animals. 6. Maintains records on each animal in accordance with USDA requirements. 7. Induces anesthesia, prepares animals for surgery and monitors anesthetized animals. 8. Monitors and maintains veterinary care-related equipment, such as anesthesia machines. 9. Monitors veterinary supply inventory. 10. Assists with QA in the animal care program. 11. Assists with the coordination and implementation of TMHRI animal care staff and research staff training presentations. 12. Establishes working relationships and communicates effectively with the TMHRI animal care staff, veterinarians and research staff. 13. Provides backup to other vivarium veterinary technical staff as required. 14. Working some weekends and holidays is required. 15. Performs other duties as assigned. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Registered Veterinarian Tech (RVT) w/Associates of Arts (AA). EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS N/A CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification within 9 months of hire. SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED N/A
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