Title:  Veterinary Technician I

Division:  Center for Comparative Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm (tentative)
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $31,581 - $42,714
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  9199


The candidate will participate in all aspects of the health and welfare of laboratory animals, including daily monitoring and treatment, maintaining accurate health records, and providing requested technical services that includes inducing and monitoring anesthesia for multiple species.

Job Duties

  • Provides veterinary care to all animals at BCM.
  • Performs daily observational rounds, health checks, and treatments on animal patients under the guidance of veterinarians.
  • Maintains these observations in both written and electronic animal records.
  • Maintains daily treatment records as well as anesthetic records, post-operative records, drug logs, and inventory records.
  • Provides research support to investigators, which can include injections, blood collections, anesthesia support, post-operative care, and treatment as directed by veterinarian.
  • Cleans, prepares, packs, and sterilizes surgical instruments/equipment.
  • Maintains veterinary technical equipment such as gas anesthesia machines, and digital radiography, ensureing they're in proper working order.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in a related field. Two years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Experience: None Required.
  • Certified Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). Certification must be obtained within six months of hire or promotion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of relevant experience.
  • Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT).





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.