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Large Animal Research Technician

Post Date:Jan 03, 2018Type:Full-Time
Start Date:1/3/2018Salary:$17.00
Location:US-MN-Coon Rapids Job Reference:56290

Job Description:

Research Technician I - Large Animals


  • Coon Rapids, MN
  • 1st shift, Monday - Friday
  • $15 - $17/hour (based on experience)


Provides care for large laboratory animals before and after surgical procedures. This includes ongoing monitoring, data collection, laboratory work, and providing for the basic needs of the animals.

Job Duties

  • Perform and document a variety of activities, routine clinical observations, charting physiological data and animal health status
  • Assist with procedure preparation by administering start-up medications
  • Monitor animals during their initial post-operative recovery
  • Perform intravenous blood draws
  • Preventative care and maintenance
  • Technical skills such as blood draws, anesthesia recovery
  • Assisting with emergency crashes
  • Collecting and maintaining patient records
  • Taking and developing x-rays
  • Collecting and test lab samples
  • Give animals nursing care of rist aid
  • Preparing animals for exams or surgery
  • Observating animal patients for changes in their behavior
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associate or Bachelor degree in a veterinary-related field OR an LAT certification
  • Knowledge of animal physiology, pharmacology, and general care practices
  • Experience working or interning as a CVT or vet assistant (or positions with similar duties) preferred
  • Experience assiting with animal surgeries prefered
  • CVT certification preferred

Contact Information
Name: Medix

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