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UT Health Veterinary Resources Technologist II- RESEARCH SUPPORT-ANIMAL CENTER in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Veterinary Resources Technologist II- RESEARCH SUPPORT-ANIMAL CENTER

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



UTHealth Administration

Requisition #: 210000E7

Position Summary:

Provides for the health and well-being of laboratory animals through provision of skilled veterinary health care, technical support and quality assurance programs for surgical and non-surgical research projects. Capable of performing primary duties with minimal direct supervision. Ensures compliance with federal, state and institutional laws, policies and regulations.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Peri-operative and post-operative care of critical and non-critical veterinary surgical patients. Provides anesthetic induction, and anesthesia support of research related surgical procedures.

  2. Prepares and maintains operating rooms and equipment for surgical procedures.

  3. Performs daily health rounds, patient care, environmental enrichment, treatment administration and diagnostic tests; provides technical assistance in research projects. Maintains accurate and detailed records of patient care, treatment administration and other required documentation.

  4. Performs procedures required for quality assurance, preventative health care, and health surveillance including rodent sentinel testing, primate TB testing, diagnostic and surgical equipment maintenance, and surgery and husbandry quality control testing.

  5. Trains research staff in laboratory animal methodology courses; trains and provides oversight of veterinary technology student interns.

  6. Maintains consumable supplies inventory, including usage, quantity on hand, want list report and expiry dates. May assume duties of veterinary resources health care or veterinary resources surgery team leader in their absence.

  7. Performs other duties as assigned.


LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician) preferred. Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification required.

Minimum Education:

Associates Degree from AVMA Accredited program or equivalent years of experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years of related laboratory animal medicine experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently and/or up to 20 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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