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Last Updated: 6/05/24

Job Description

Kalamazoo Michigan is the world headquarters for Veterinary Medicine Research and Development (VMRD) for Zoetis. The Veterinary Service group, within Animal Research Support (ARS), at Zoetis, has the mission and responsibility of developing and implementing the program of veterinary care and providing veterinary support to VMRD projects at the Richland and Kalamazoo sites. We are seeking an experienced, innovative and highly motivated veterinary technician to contribute towards delivering an exceptional animal care program as well as partnering with VMRD researchers to conduct excellent research studies.

Educational Requirement:

  • Suitable candidates will be Licensed Veterinary Technicians from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in clinical practice with a primary focus on companion animal medicine and surgery is preferred.
  • Strong hands-on expertise in a range of companion animal techniques including handling, restraint, dosing, venipuncture, clinical examination and diagnosis and minor surgical procedures.

The LVT will be in Animal Research Support, as a part of the Veterinary Services team. This role will support veterinary services and job duties may include:

  • Inventory control
  • Medical case management
  • Colony diet and weight management
  • Colony preventive health management, scheduling, and administration
  • Daily detailed observations and recording in electronic medical records or as raw study data
  • Attendance at Veterinary Service meetings
  • Attendance and participation in clinical rounds
  • Working on miscellaneous projects for veterinary service
  • Regulatory paperwork as needed
  • Dental and surgical procedures including all pre-operative preparation, perioperative and post-operative care and monitoring on animals
  • Anesthesia monitoring
  • Training of animal care technicians for companion animal observations, husbandry and procedures
  • Technical procedures include but are not limited to: blood draws on companion animal species, urine collection, TPR and triage examination, IV catheterization, fluid administration, hospitalization and ICU care, euthanasia and necropsy support, diagnostic testing including in house bloodwork, fecal exams and urinalysis
  • Study specific procedures may include but are not limited to: administration of experimental products, monitoring of animals, surgical support for surgical models, sedation or anesthesia support for models, blood collection
  • Lab and veterinary equipment maintenance and reference lab submissions.

In addition, the LVT may take responsibility for leading the colony anagement for dedicated in-house colonies, and all duties listed above will be prioritized to this colony. This individual may be required to work weekends at a frequency that is dictated by the needs of the colony but may include up to every other weekend.

Desirable attributes:

Experience executing the program of veterinary care in AAALAC accredited programs

Experience working in an environment that is routinely inspected by regulatory agencies (e.g. USDA, FDA)

Previous experience in an animal research setting.

Full time



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Company Details

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.