General Description

Job Family: Research
Job Function: Laboratory Operations
Job Title: Veterinary Technician
Pay Band: 4
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
General Description (Purpose and Function):
Performs routine laboratory procedures and clinical procedures. Assists Veterinarians in providing care to animals
and conducts clinical work.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities (For Non-exempt Employees Include Percent of Effort):
 Performs various medical tests on animals, including drawing blood and preparing tissue samples.
 Treats and diagnoses medical conditions and diseases.
 Obtains and records animals’ case histories, exposes and develops x rays and radiographs.
 Responsible for the preparation of treatment rooms and medical instruments.
 Sanitizes the workplace and is responsible for the preparation of veterinary exams.
 Responsible for holding or restraining animals while the veterinarian performs an exam and weighing
 Assits veterinarians with dental procedures.
 Prepares and administers medications orally or topically.
 Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 Knowledge of animal science, medicine, and husbandry.
 Knowledge of pharmacology and sufficient mathematical skills to ensure the administration of accurate drug
and fluid doses.
 Ability to work independently and with teams.
 Excellent communication skills.
 Ability to work in a noisy environment.
Education Requirements (Essential Requirements):
 High School Education.
Work Experience Requirements (Essential Requirements):
 One year of relevant work experience.
Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed to be an exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, and efforts or working conditions
associated with a job. Management reserves the right to revise duties as needed.