Surgical/Research Veterinary Technician II

Help us contribute to beating pediatric cancers! Boston Children’s Hospital is focusing research on finding cures for pediatric cancer and Charles River is looking for talented, caring and committed surgical veterinary technicians to contribute to these life-saving efforts.

We are looking for a Surgical Veterinary Technician 2 to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Boston, MA.

How will you have an impact?

This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the Surgical Veterinary Technician 2 role, you can do that by performing surgical technical functions required by research protocols, contributing to and participating in the site animal health care program and by helping to ensure the integrity of the research.

Why work at Charles River?

We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees; internal career development, competitive benefits, and this position offers a $2,000 sign-On Bonus and Relocation Assistance, if needed!!

What you will do!

In the Surgical Veterinary Technician 2 role, you will work closely with the Veterinarian to perform daily health assessments of the USDA covered species in the Surgical Services Program and perform technical functions such as daily observations, diagnostic testing, administering of meds and health exams of sick animals. You will receive new animals, generate records and do initial health assessments. In addition, provide anesthesia support to all surgical cases, including placement of IV catheters, intubation, and administration of anesthetic agents as well as operates a ventilator and provides full anesthetic support during procedures. It will be necessary to provide recovery support for post-op animals to include recording vital signs. You will also provide support for the research staff, e.g., animal handling and restraint, blood and other tissues sample collection, injections, and treatments. You will place arterial and venous central lines, either percutaneously or by surgical cut down and need to have general knowledge of Arterial and Venous Blood Gas, CBC, and Chemistry profile interpretation.

The SVT2 will also prepare the OR for cases, as well as, maintaining equipment and ensuring it is in proper working order, make instrument packs and coordinate and process orders for animal medications (drugs, anesthetics, analgesics, etc.), document distribution of same, and provide guidance on recordkeeping requirements as well as prepare and submit written reports, monthly billing summaries (drug orders) charts, logs and inventories as requested. Lastly, you provide training to other staff members as it relates to animal care and health.

Must possess large animal experience.

Job Qualifications

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses a Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in animal science or equivalent field required. Minimum 2 years’ experience preferred in veterinary technology as detailed in the essential duties and responsibilities section. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education/experience listed. AALAS certification at the ALAT; LAT level is preferred. Veterinary Technician licensure of CVT or LVT is preferred.

If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!

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