Veterinary Technician I - Center for Comparative Medicine - Ben Taub Small

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7077539 (Ref:6689-en_US)

Posted: April 21, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


This veterinary technician will support the animal health monitoring program by verifying the health status of existing animals and facilitating the import and quarantine of animals entering the colony. This involves diagnostic samples collection for pathogen testing, submission of samples to diagnostic laboratories, and collecting/recording associated data. This position supports the college’s health surveillance veterinarian.


As needed, this position will also support the delivery of clinical care in the college’s large multi-species animal care program by providing day-to-day evaluation and treatment for common clinical conditions, engaging with veterinarians and other staff to address health concerns, maintaining animal health and treatment records, and providing technical services.

Job Duties

  • Performs veterinary procedures such as, but not limited to, blood collection, parenteral and oral administration of materials, animal restraint, anesthesia, tissue collection.
  • Identifies and clearly communicates all health problems to veterinarians in oral or written form, maintains complete animal health records.
  • Assists in veterinary clinical rounds as needed.
  • Collects scheduled animal and environmental samples.
  • Submits and tracks diagnostic samples, keeps detailed and complete records and reports results to health surveillance veterinarian.
  • Coordinates the placement of sentinel animals and tracks their location, interfaces with facility managers.
  • Receives incoming animal shipments, ensures appropriate housing location, and coordinates downstream processes including breeding colony management.
  • Verifies the health status of incoming animals via quarantine and diagnostic testing.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in a related field. Two years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Certified Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). Certification must be obtained within six months of hire or promotion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of relevant experience.
  • Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT).





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7077539 (Ref:6689-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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