Veterinary Technician (Lead Technician)

Life Sciences
- Silver Spring, Maryland
Posted 2 weeks ago

Position: Veterinary Technician (Lead Technician) Requirements:

  • The Veterinary Technician must have a High School diploma or GED.
  • Veterinary Technician shall be at the minimum AALAS certified at the LAT level at the time of employment and be LATG within the first year of employment.
  • shall have technical knowledge and expertise in performing injections, blood collection, ear tagging, medical treatment and other technical procedures with small and large animals.
  • Must exemplify leadership skills


  • Providing guidance to the Animal Health Technician, train and ensure that the Animal Health Technicians are skilled at performing their task and that animal health issues are managed in a timely manner, documentation is complete and filed appropriately.
  • The Veterinary Technician shall provide technical assistance to the animal care staff and researchers. Representative examples of technical procedures include daily observations of animals, injections (intraperitoneal, intramuscular, intravenous), intravenous collection of blood and medical treatments as prescribed by the veterinarian.
  • Shall write up animal observation record sheets for health issues and notify researchers of these issues. Shall follow up on health issues with animal care staff and researchers, document and file all findings.
  • care and environmental enrichment services, including but not limited to: handling and restraint of animals, environmental parameters as required, assessing the presence of vermin and effectiveness of control efforts, performing animal health checks, assisting in the local delivery/transport of animals.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records
  • Maintain animal health records
  • Perform prescribed treatments on animals
  • Restrain, handle, and manipulate various species
  • Perform daily animal health check surveillance checks and report any abnormal conditions of either the animals or the animal room environment to the appropriate person
  • Perform procedures requiring various levels of biohazard containment.
  • Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facility or immediate vicinity to supervisory staff.
  • Perform or assist investigators in the performance of technical procedures, these include but are not limited to immunizations, bleeding of experimental animals, weaning, mating, re-derive animals, fecal collection and grooming of various species.
  • Prepare and submit required written records, charts, logs, and inventories in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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