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Veterinary Technician, Veterinarian Services

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


About the Department

Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS) is responsible for husbandry and veterinary care of all vertebrate animals on the University of Cincinnati (UC) campus. LAMS is committed to providing high-quality services to meet the needs of the researchers. In addition, LAMS is responsible for assisting researchers in model development, animal usage, humane animal treatment, and compliance with university policies and procedures and governmental regulations.

Job Overview

The Office of Research LAMS department is seeking to fill a Veterinary Technician position. This position will work with the supervisor to provide support for the researchers and the research animals. Someone who has self-starting abilities, the ability to effectively plan, organize work and set priorities, and is dependable while projecting a positive image of the Institution will thrive in this position.


A resume and cover letter are required as part of the application process. Attach these documents before submitting your application.

Essential Functions

  • Assess health and well-being of all species; perform the following: appropriate housing, handling, and restraint techniques; venipuncture and diagnostic laboratory procedures; administration of drugs/substances; euthanasia.
  • Administer and monitor anesthesia; troubleshoot anesthetic complications; prepare animals for aseptic surgery; maintain drug and product inventory; assist during surgery.
  • Prepare and present findings from animal health assessments, room rounds and IACUC protocol reviews. Prepare and maintain animal health records; process service requests and submit billing for services; assist with development and implementation of policies, procedures, and guidelines; interpret information from IACUC protocols.
  • Provide training for LAMS and research staff; report animal and personnel issues and concerns to the appropriate level.
  • Perform routine equipment cleaning and maintenance.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.
  • Two (2) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

Combination of experience as a veterinary technician in a clinical setting and/or education in animal care.


Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 88736 


Veterinary Technician, Veterinarian Services

Date:  Nov 23, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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