Veterinary Technician II - ICU
Job Opportunity at SoBran, Inc.

Posted on Mar 8


Location: Bethesda, MD
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4145196

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 Veterinary Technician II - ICU to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (LARC 11). 

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


  1. Understand and follow all Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Assurance Standards
  2. Assist the veterinarian with examinations and procedures, and alert them to emergencies or other animal related problems
  3. Administer clinical treatments as directed (PO, IM, SQ, IV)
  4. Monitor the health status of all in-house animals (to include pigs, dogs, sheep, rats and mice)
  5. Operate mechanical ventilators, anesthesia equipment, ECG, capnography or related equipment
  6. Provide pre and post monitoring of vital signs (respiration, heart rate, body temperature, pulse, etc.) of animals scheduled for surgical procedures
  7. Provide treatments to animals in supported facilities (to include non-human primates, mice, rabbits and guinea pigs) during weekend shifts and occasional weekday evenings
  8. Surgically (aseptically and anesthetically) prepare and transport animals to surgery and recover upon return
  9. Supervise caretakers during weekend shifts
  10. Report personnel problems to Lead Veterinary Technician
  11. Provide training or mentoring to level I and II staff
  12. Participate in weekly technical or SOP training
  13. 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 6:00 am and 8:30 pm weekdays, and 6:00 am to 5:30 pm weekends and holidays are highly variable. However, employees may be required to work beyond their scheduled shift or on non-scheduled days and times as dictated by support requests and unanticipated or emergency situations.

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

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

Certification: Employees must hold an AALAS certification at the LAT level and must be eligible to take the LATg exam. Candidates who are not LATg certified at the time of appointment must successfully complete this certification within 6 months of appointment.    

Required Experience:  5 years of experience as a veterinary technologist in the Laboratory Animal field working with multiple species preferred, will consider candidates with comparable experience and length of service in companion animal practice.


Our commitment

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