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Veterinary Assistant/Technician

Hiring Organization:
Alpha Genesis, Inc.

Date Posted:
2013-06-07

Position Description:
Alpha Genesis, Inc. (AGI) is an AAALAC accredited breeding and research facility. AGI maintains two facilities in South Carolina including more than 6,000 primates. The Veterinary Technician position will include providing clinical care and will participate in medical research that may include neurological, obstetric, or ophthalmic surgical procedures. Veterinary Technicians will assist in the performance of, surgical diagnostic tests, and help to maintain the health of the colony. Veterinarian Technicians work alongside clinical veterinarians, other veterinary technicians and animal care workers.

Perform daily observations of non-human primates without supervision.
Work with research behavioral staff when formulating new non-human primate groups.

Determine and perform medical treatments of non-human primates according to established treatment protocols and standard operating procedures, with minimum supervision.

Must be able to administer and interpret diagnostic tests of non-human primates.

Assist with surgical procedures.
Perform minor surgical techniques without supervision.
Draw blood.
Tattoo animals.
Take animal vital signs.

Assist in the preparation of animals being shipped out of Alpha Genesis.
Clean up treatment rooms.

Requisition basic medical supplies through the company’s established purchasing procedures.
Perform basic in-house laboratory tests.

Qualifications/Experience:
Must be AALAS certified or able to pass lowest level of AALAS certification within 12 months

2 years of coursework or possessing prior laboratory primate experience is highly desired

Veterinary research experience helpful

Good oral and written communication skills

Computer skills (Access, Word, Excel)

Salary/funding:
$13/hr - $20/hr Commensurate upon education and experience

Term of Appointment:
Full-Time

Contact Information:
Paula Gant
95 Castle Hall Road. P.O. Box 557
Yemassee, SC 29945
USA

Telephone Number:
843-589-5190

Fax Number:
843-589-5290

Website:
http://www.alphagenesisinc.com

E-mail Address:
hr@alphagenesisinc.com

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