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We are currently seeking a Veterinary Technician II to serveat Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland.
OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Veterinary Technician II for the WRAIR, Animal Care Project. We expect the Veterinary Technician II 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. They are to serve as the subject matter expert in their area. The Veterinary Technician II must possess strong verbal communication and teaching skills. The Veterinary Technician II will assist the Project Management in maintaining an effective relationship with the investigative and military / government staff. These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals.
Primary duties may include the following:
Understand and follow all SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards
Assist veterinarian with examinations and procedures, and alert veterinarian of emergencies or animal problems
Administer clinical treatments as directed (Topical, PO, IM, SQ, IV, ID) to critical and chronic animals
Monitor the health status of in-house animals
Safely and correctly handle and restrain animals for observation and/or minor procedures
Collect physiological data ( pulse, respiration, heart rate, body temperature, etc)
Identify and communicate signs of abnormal or poor health
Observe and identify abnormal behavior
Maintain medical records accurately
Assist veterinarian or scientist in surgical procedures
Collects, preserves, and prepares blood, urine , fecal samples and skin scrapings
Tag and tail animals
Assist with maintaining breeding colony management and recordkeeping
Collect post-mortem specimens for shipment or evaluation
Supervise caretakers during weekend shifts
Participate in weekly technical or SOP training
Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned
Schedule requirements: Work hours are from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm M-F. Weekend work is required as scheduled. The weekend hours are from 7:00 am to noon. In addition, you will be expected to work extra hours during an emergency situation or if any unexpected situation arise until work is completed.
Required education/experience: Expectation of an A.A. in Veterinary Technology or B.S. in Biology, animal sciences, or 3 years’ experience, and certification at the LAT level.
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SoBran, Inc. is a rapidly growing technical and professional services company, serving government and industry for 20 years. We partner with customers to solve problems affecting critical missions such as biomedical research, defense, homeland security, environmental protection, and national energy policy. Core SoBran strengths include biomedical research support, engineering, logistics and supply... chain management, mail sanitation and screening, and program management support. Our biomedical services professionals support world class research that impacts the health of people around the world.