Surgical Veterinary Technician II

We are looking for Surgical Veterinary Technician 2 to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Boston, MA. Supporting research at Boston Childrens Hospital.

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, and competitive benefits.

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 tissue 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 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.

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.

The pay for this position is $35 – $45 per hour.  Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

  • Company: Charles River Laboratories
  • Position Type: Offered/Available
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Industry: CRO
  • Location: Boston, MA, United States
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