Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
To work with the veterinary clinical faculty, veterinary residents, and other licensed veterinary technicians to provide and help coordinate the medical care of research animals within the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM); to serve as a liaison between the veterinary clinicians and research laboratory personnel; and to maintain complete and accurate medical records.
1) Assisting in the implementation and coordination all ULAM veterinary medical care protocols concerning maintenance of animal health as well as prevention and treatment of disease in laboratory animals. This often will involve communication with scientists and staff within the University of Michigan research laboratories.
2) Providing direct assistance to the veterinary clinical faculty and veterinary residents in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
3) Maintaining animal records to ensure compliance with regulatory agency guidelines
4) Attending and actively participating in team meetings and clinical rounds
5) Training laboratory personnel in proper animal handling and restraint, as well as various medical techniques
6) Sharing equally with other licensed veterinary technician team members to provide consistent care to all animals on weekends and holidays
Associates degree in animal health technology, must be currently licensed as a veterinary technician (LVT), in the state of Michigan. Ability to work independently as needed while still working courteously and effectively with others. Ability and willingness to work with many species including but not limited to mice, rats, rabbits, ferrets, dogs, cats, sheep, pigs, cattle and nonhuman primates. Significant experience related to animal handling, methods of blood collection and drug administration, and anesthesiology. Experience conducting diagnostic tests including hematology, clinical chemistry, and endo- and ecto-parasitology exams. Basic computer skills (word-processing, spreadsheets, and e-mails).
Provide work coverage until 5pm during the weekdays with one weekend day as part of normal 40 hour work schedule, potential for covering weekend and holiday duties
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