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The Veterinary Technician (VT) is responsible for performing routine husbandry, housekeeping, and skilled veterinary technical duties necessary for adequate care and support of research animals and facilities. The position performs technical duties of animal care and veterinary support requiring knowledge of contamination, disease processes and biohazard containment. May be assigned to train on and operate specialized equipment and to perform specialized procedures. May be assigned work on or assist on animal manipulation segments of research protocols.
The VT reports directly to the Animal Facility Manager. The VT may be expected to assist with animal care and husbandry duties in the CM small animal facility.
The VT is classified as essential personnel and, as such, is required to work with minimal amount of absences and during all Center closures except in the event of a major disaster when access to animal housing and use facilities is prohibited by governmental emergency personnel. This is an as needed, part-time hourly position.