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28681 - Veterinary Technician

Location: Norfolk, VA 23508
Department: Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)
Division: SoBran BioScience

Job Description

*All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, arrive to work at 7:30am and depart at 4:00pm M-F. You will be required to work on the weekends as scheduled. The weekend hours are from 7:30am-12:30am.

This person is expected to be familiar with the day-to-day activities, personnel and issues within the facilities. We expect the Veterinary Technician to be forward thinking and create and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff working on this contract. The Veterinary Technician will assist the Program Management in the efficient allocation of the budget and develop and maintain an effective relationship with the EVMS staff.

1) Understands and follows all SOP’s and Quality Assurance Standards.
2) Performs daily animal health checks and reports any abnormal animal conditions to the Attending Veterinarian and/or Asst./Facility Manager and/or the Project/Program Manager.
3) Assists the veterinarian with examinations and procedures. Alerts the veterinarian of emergencies or animal problems within one hour of discovery.
4) Calculates drug dosages and provides treatments as directed.
5) Monitors the health status of animals daily, identifies and communicates signs of abnormal or poor health.
6) Operates and maintains equipment such as mechanical ventilators, anesthesia equipment, ECG, and x-ray.
7) Provides pre, intra, and post-operative monitoring of animals.
8) Maintains medical records accurately and files all closed records.
9) Assists veterinarian, PI or Study Director with surgical procedures.
10) Collects, preserves and prepares any biological samples such as; tissue, blood, urine, fecal samples and/or skin scrapings.
11) Must be able to lift a maximum of 50 lbs; bend, stoop, climb and stand for a prolonged period.
12) Maintains surgical and necropsy schedule.
13) Maintains surgical and necropsy rooms in accordance with SOPs.
14) Maintains inventory of all drugs and medical supplies, keeping all areas properly stocked at all times.
15) Maintains inventory of laboratory gases. Ensures that the tanks are secure and the system is operational.
16) Maintains controlled substances and log. Checks log monthly and reports any problems within 24 hours to the DEA license holder and provides a quarterly report to the DEA license holder.
17) Perform any other duties as assigned.

Expectation of- A.A. in Veterinary Technology or B.S. in Biology, Animal Science or related discipline and LAT level or equivalent training or experience. Must complete training for Research Technician also.

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.