Veterinary Technician II

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7227966 (Ref:18788-en_US)

Posted: March 13, 2024

Job Description


The Center for Comparative Medicine provides for the care, health and well-being of all research animals used in the pursuit of scientific achievement and excellence at Baylor College of Medicine. CCM provides the highest quality veterinary and animal care and acts as a resource for the faculty on veterinary and scientific issues relating to the use of laboratory animals. The Veterinary Technician II position, participates in all aspects of the health and welfare of laboratory animals, including daily monitoring and treatment, maintaining accurate health records, and providing requested technical services which includes inducing and monitoring anesthesia for multiple species.

Weekend, holiday, and after hours on call work is required on a rotational basis with other veterinary technicians. 

Job Duties

  • Provide veterinary care to all animals at BCM. 
  • Perform daily observational rounds, health checks, and treatments on animal patients, under the guidance of veterinarians.
  • Maintain observations in both written and electronic animal records. 
  • Maintain daily treatment records as well as: anesthetic records, post-operative records, drug logs, and inventory records.
  • Independently perform routine surgical procedures in rodents, with oversight from a veterinarian.
  • Provide research support to investigators, which can include injections, blood collections, anesthesia support, post-operative care, and treatment as directed by veterinarian.
  • Provide training and mentorship to entry level veterinary technicians.
  • Participate in the management and maintenance of CCM veterinary drugs and supplies. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in a related field. Two years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Two years of relevant experience.
  • Certified Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT).
  • 2+ years of laboratory animal experience; 2+ years of veterinary technician experience; 
  • Knowledge of and technical ability in veterinary medical procedures, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, competency in oral and written communication, and have the ability to work and make decisions independently. 



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:#7227966 (Ref:18788-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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