Veterinary Technician I
Job Opportunity at SoBran, Inc.

Posted on Mar 8


Location: Poolesville, MD
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4151697

Join The Winning Team…Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.  

SoBran is seeking a Behavioral Veterinary Technician I to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Poolesville, Maryland (LARC 8).

OVERVIEW:  Responsibilities of this position are that of a Veterinary Technician I for SoBran’s animal care contracts.

Primary duties may include the following:

  1. Understand and follow all Animal Study Proposals, Standard Operating Procedures, and Quality Assurance Standards
  2. Understand and apply basic animal behavior training techniques
  3. Perform cognitive function testing using a Wisconsin General Test Apparatus
  4. Perform data collection
  5. Organize behavioral data for analyses
  6. Assist the research staff with examinations and procedures, and alert them to emergencies or other animal related problems
  7. Prepare and distribute animal diet, enrichment, clinical treatments (Topical, PO, IM, SQ, IV, ID), and documentation as directed
  8. Safely and correctly handle and restrain animals for observation and procedure
  9. Collect and record physiological data (pulse, respiration, heart rate, body temperature, etc.)
  10. Calculate drug dosages and administration frequencies
  11. Identify and communicate signs of abnormal health and behavior in multiple species
  12. Maintain medical records accurately
  13. Assist the veterinary and research staff with surgical preparations and procedures
  14. Collect, preserve and prepare blood, urine, stool, and tissue samples for testing and shipment
  15. Participate in all required trainings (topics may include: animal specific information and technical procedures, medical care, OSHA, regulatory, ASP support, and standard operating procedures)
  16. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned

Schedule Requirements: Duty schedules are set at the discretion of the unit supervisor and/or SoBran Management to meet the requirements of the contract. Shifts typically occur between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm Monday through Friday. Employees may be required to work beyond their scheduled shift or on non-scheduled days when unanticipated or emergency situations arise.

Employees’ appointed to the position of Veterinary Technician I must meet one of the following standards prior to appointment:

  • An Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology
  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the Physical Sciences, Animal Sciences, or related discipline

Certification:  AALAS certification at the LAT level preferred. Must successfully complete the ALAT exam within one calendar year of appointment to this position.

Our commitment

SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.