Veterinary Technician I - Center for Comparative Medicine - Administration

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7072203 (Ref:5275-en_US)

Posted: November 16, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Purpose

Participates in all aspects of the health and welfare of laboratory animals, including daily monitoring and treatment, maintaining accurate health records, and providing requested technical services which includes inducing and monitoring anesthesia for multiple species.

Job Duties
  • Performs veterinary procedures such as, but not limited to, blood collection, parenteral and oral administration of materials, animal restraint, anesthesia, tissue collection, etc.
  • Provides skilled technical assistance in animal research methodologies in current and pending projects including pre-operative preparation and anesthesia, sample collection, animal handling, peri-operative support and monitoring, post-operative and clinical management and problem-solving.
  • Identifies and clearly communicate all health problems to veterinarians in oral or written form.
  • Conducts daily observational rounds and health checks.
  • Accurately maintains both written and electronic animal treatment records.
  • Assist investigators with appropriate anesthetics and treatments for research animals, and educate researchers in the following topics: handling, rodent anesthesia, post-op monitoring, and aseptic technique.
  • Provides pre, peri and post-operative care including, but not limited to: shaving and skin preparation, animal transport, administration of anesthesia and analgesia, intubation, bandaging, or any other treatment as directed by the veterinarian.
  • Independently performs routine surgical procedures in rodents with oversight from the veterinarian.
  • Participates in the management and maintenance of CCM veterinary drugs and supplies.
  • Cleans, prepares, packs, and sterilizes surgical instruments/equipment.
  • Accurately documents use of controlled substances.
  • Participates in inventory checks to ensure are drugs and supplies are in date and available when needed.
  • Participates in specific technical services provided by CCM.
  • Maintains veterinary technical equipment such as gas anesthesia machines, and digital radiography in proper working order.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's degree in a related field. Two years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • No experience required.
  • Certified Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). Certification must be obtained within six months of hire or promotion.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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