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Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)


Last Updated: 4/30/21

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing animal research technician support in a Pharmaceutical research environment at the Zoetis Kalamazoo/Richland site(s). Primary species of responsibility are companion animals (dog and cat).

Educational Requirement:

*Licensed Veterinary Technician Certification from a qualified institution.

* 2 plus years of industry or private practice experience is preferred.

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 admiration, 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 IVP, monitoring of animals, surgical support for surgical models, sedation or anesthesia support for models, blood collection
  • Lab and veterinary equipment maintenance

In addition, the LVT may take responsibility for leading the Colony Management for dedicated in-house colonies, and all duties listed above will be prioritized to this colony. This requires that the individual take responsibility for spending enough time in the colony to understand the individual animal characters and medical needs. 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:

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.