Veterinary Technician I – Houston, TX

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 Responsibilities

  • 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.

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  • Provide 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 perform routine surgical procedures in rodents with oversight from the veterinarian.
  • Participates in the management and maintenance of CCM veterinary drugs and supplies.
  • Clean, prepare, pack, and sterilize surgical instruments/equipment.
  • Accurately document use of controlled substances.
  • Participate in inventory checks to ensure are drugs and supplies are in date and available when needed.
  • Participates in specific technical services provided by CCM.
  • Maintain veterinary technical equipment such as gas anesthesia machines, and digital radiography in proper working order.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

  • Required: Associate’s degree in a related field. Two years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.


Certification/Licenses/

Registration:

  • 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.

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