Veterinary Technician - Lab Animal

Req ID #:  77695
Location: 

San Diego, CA, US, 92121

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 Solutions
Charles 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.

 

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

 

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased  to $2.62 billion.

 

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet


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