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Veterinary Tech I
Biomedical Research Models Richmond, CA

Veterinary Tech I

Biomedical Research Models
Richmond, CA
Expired: November 21, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Other

The Veterinary Tech I works under the direct supervision of the Attending Veterinarian or Staff Veterinarian and general guidance of the veterinary staff. Veterinary Technician I assists veterinary staff in the documentation and veterinary clinical care of all laboratory animal health cases. The goal of this

department is to collaborate with and provide expert support to our research scientists in the discovery, characterization, and development of novel therapeutic products for a variety of human diseases. As a Laboratory Animal Sciences (LAS) team, we are dedicated to providing excellent animal care, progressive veterinary medicine, and expert lab animal science knowledge.


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship. The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

• Assist veterinary staff in the documentation and veterinary clinical care of all laboratory animal

health cases identified by technical staff and/or veterinarians. Effectively communicate any

animal issues to veterinary staff and Study Directors

• Monitors animal health, by performing rounds, responding to animal health reports, and by

following schedules. Maintains appropriate medical records for each animal in accordance with

study and regulatory requirements

• Consult with veterinarians and veterinary staff on treatment options. Generates animal treatment

records and perform, track and schedule follow-ups

• Performs routine veterinary technical and husbandry skills including but not limited to the following:
  • safely and correctly handle and restrain animals for observation, routine animal manipulations and procedures
  • administer medications by oral, topical and injectable routes of administration
  • verify drugs/medications prior to use and calculates dose administrations
  • responsible for routine animal manipulations and administration of fluids or other treatments as required
  • bandage/wrapping techniques
  • nail/teeth clipping/trimming
  • venipuncture techniques
  • monitor critical care animals (i.e., place IVs, monitor fluids, etc.)
  • specimen collection such as blood and feces
  • TB testing, weighing, physical examinations, radiographs, and other technical procedures as needed
  • may be responsible for euthanasia, tissue sampling
• Responsible to assess animal health and under supervision, may be responsible to provide immediate care to emergency cases

• May assist with minor surgical procedures

• Assist in keeping inventory and monitoring expiration dates of veterinary supplies

• May be responsible for the documentation and distribution of controlled substances under the guidance of the DEA Officer (DO)

• Responsible for sanitization of assigned areas

• Independently reads and understands study protocols and relevant SOPs prior to performing associated duties on designated research projects

• May review company guidelines and SOPs

• May acquire Designated Trainer role

• Comprehends procedures and performs tasks according to company policies and SOPs

• Complies with all regulatory guidelines, occupational health as well as health and safety programs, in accordance with company policies and procedures

• Performs other duties as required


• Veterinary Technician I perform duties according to written protocols, guidelines and SOPs

• Obtains assistance or reports problems to veterinarians or senior personnel


• May provide information to improve current procedures or methods, SOPs, study protocols, or other related documents

• Tracks and schedules follow-up visits, physical exams, and procedures


• May advise Animal Care Technicians and Research Associates in the documentation and triage of all animal health cases, as required

• May acquire designated trainer status



Work Experience
  • High School Diploma required or AS Degree in Science (or equivalent degree) preferred.
  • Veterinary Technology Degree (or equivalent degree) preferred
  • Registered Veterinary Technician preferred
  • AALAS Certifications preferred
  • 0- 2 years of related experience working with animals in pre-clinical laboratory or clinical setting; experience working with multi-species preferred
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


• Personnel working with animals or animal derived samples must provide proof of measles

(MMR- Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccination or updated titer prior to initial contact with

animals or animal derived samples

• Personnel working with animals or animal derived samples must provide documented proof of

current negative result of TB testing within the past calendar year or be tested prior to initial

contact with animals. Annual tuberculosis screening is required of all employees working in the

laboratory setting

• Required to shower into barrier animal facilities and wear the appropriate personal protective equipment in each area as described by SOPs

• Physical dexterity to lift 50 - 100 lb. in weight

• Manual dexterity to operate facility equipment

• Visual acuity to handle potentially hazardous chemicals, cleaners, biologics (including, but not limited to direct handling of human byproducts and viruses) and/or sharps


• Biological safety level (BSL) 1 and 2 laboratory and vivarium settings

• Potential of exposure to disinfectants, chemicals, biologics, animal dander, and dust

• Normal scientific laboratory conditions

• May work with hazardous materials and unpleasant odors


• Standard workweek: Monday - Friday, with possibility of staggered schedules (Tuesday - Saturday or Sunday - Thursday)

• Standard workday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. Overtime may be required per business needs


PAY RANGE: $35-39/hr depending on work experience

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance - Biomere pays substantial portion of premium
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, AD&D and EAP - Biomere pays for basic; employee can purchase additional coverage
  • Vacation, Holidays, Sick/Personal Days
  • 401K Plan with 4% matching
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Free parking


Biomedical Research Models

Richmond, CA
94875 USA



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