DUTIES: - Daily vivarium room rounds to identify animals exhibiting psychosocial distress when individually housed or with restricted activity; - Meet with research personnel and the facility veterinarian to create strategies for treating animals displaying concerning or abnormal behaviors; - Implement and document IACUC-approved exemptions from enrichment or social housing; - Assist the attending veterinarian and supervisor of Veterinary Technicians/Animal Operating Room in animal health surveillance procedures; - Prepares the operating room for procedures, including preparation and sterilization of surgical instruments and supplies. - Assist with surgical procedures and provide, including administering and monitoring anesthesia; - Provide post-operative care and treatments as prescribed by veterinarian and document appropriately; - Teach and demonstrate proper, humane and safe methodologies in using animals for research to research personnel and DCM staff; - Maintain a variety of records of animals, clinical procedures, trainings provided, etc.; - Administer treatments and monitor the health of animals during quarantine (e.g., TB testing); and - Various other responsibilities may also be assigned and can vary based upon personal interests or departmental needs. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: Associate degree of Veterinary Technology and 3 or more years experience in Veterinary technical responsibilities with one or more of those years of experience in a research facility assisting in surgeries of all species. NYS License or AALAS LATG certification preferred. Additional Info: - *Please include the five digit line number and job title in the subject line and body of your email submission.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 33926
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.