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21790 Veterinary Technician II (ICU) (Open Positions: 1)

Location: Bethesda, Bethesda, MD 20892
Department: Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR)
Division: SoBran BioScience
Job Status: Full-Time
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Job Description

Join The Winning Team…Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran. 

SoBran is seeking a Veterinary Technician II to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (LARC 11). 

This is a general summary of the responsibilities associated with the position of Veterinary Technician II for the NIH, Laboratory Animal Research Contract (LARC).  This description is not inclusive of all duties required to successfully complete the job each day.  It is intended to reflect SoBran’s contractual obligations to the LARC.  Employees are expected to complete all assigned duties each day.

OVERVIEW:   Responsibilities of this position are that of a Veterinary Technician II for SoBran’s animal care contracts.


Duty schedules are set at the discretion of the unit supervisor and/or SoBran Management to meet the requirements of the contract.  Shifts typically occur between 6:00 am and 8:30 pm weekdays, and 6 am to 5:30 pm weekends and holidays and are highly variable.   However, employees may be required to work beyond their scheduled shift or on non-scheduled days and times as dictated by support requests and unanticipated or emergency situations. 

Duties (non-inclusive list):

1)         Understand and follow all SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards.

2)         Assist veterinarian with examinations and procedures, and alert veterinarian of emergencies or animal problems.

3)         Administer clinical treatments as directed (PO, IM, SQ, IV) to critical and chronic animals.

4)         Monitor the health status of in-house animals (to include dogs, pigs, sheep, rats and mice).

5)         Operate mechanical ventilators, anesthesia equipment, ECG, capnography or related equipment.

6)         Provide pre and post monitoring of vital signs (respiration, heart rate, body temperature, pulse, etc.) of animals scheduled for surgical procedures.

7)         Provide treatments to animals in supported facilities (to include non-human primates, mice, rabbits and guinea pigs) during weekend shifts and occasional weekday evenings.

8)         Surgically (aseptically and anesthetically) prepare and transport animals to surgery and recover upon return.

9)         Supervise caretakers during weekend shifts.

10)       Report personnel problems to Lead Veterinary Technician.

11)       Provide training or mentoring to level I and II staff

12)       Participate in weekly technical or SOP training.

13)       Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.



Employees’ appointed to the position of Veterinary Technician II must meet one of the following standards prior to appointment:

  • An Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in one of the Physical Sciences, Animal Sciences, or related discipline.


Employees must hold an AALAS certification at the LAT level and must be eligible to take the LATg exam.  Candidates who are not LATg certified at the time of appointment must successfully complete this certification within 6 months of appointment. 

Experience required

5 years of experience as a veterinary technologist in the Laboratory Animal field working with multiple species preferred, will consider candidates with comparable experience and length of service in companion animal practice.

Our commitment

SoBran, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.