• Veterinary Technician

    Weill Cornell Medical CollegeNew York, NY 10176

    Job #1107582802

  • Position Summary

    Under general guidance, provides health care to laboratory animals and provides veterinary technical and surgical support to investigators and their research staff.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Prepares the operating room for procedures, including preparation and sterilization of surgical instruments and supplies. Administers anesthesia and monitors anesthesia as required.

    • Assists with experimental and surgical procedures, and in pre- and post-operative care of laboratory animals as instructed.

    • Assists with the implementation of preventive health programs.

    • Under minimal supervision, evaluates and assesses common disease conditions and escalates problems as appropriate. Administers clinical treatments, collects diagnostic and environmental samples, and administers euthanasia when necessary.

    • Performs tasks in a manner that is consistent with departmental; institutional; local, state and federal regulations; AAALAC accreditation standards and industry best practices. Reports issues of non-compliance.

    • Maintains electronic and hard copy files and databases. Maintains integrity of information.

    • Maintains and operates the Veterinary Services pharmacy and dispenses supplies, medication and controlled substances to investigators. Maintains records for controlled substances.


    • Associate's Degree in related field


    Associate's Degree in Veterinary Science, Veterinary Technology, Animal Health or Baccalaureate Degree in Natural Sciences.

    Experience as part of a degree program or 6 months experience working with animals.

    Veterinary Technician License is preferred.

    AALAS certification at the ALAT level highly desired

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).

    Licenses and Certifications

    Working Conditions/Physical Demands

    This position requires the occasional lifting of heavy animals (dogs, pigs, sheep, non-human primates);

    Work schedule may include long working days, weekends and holidays;

    Must be able to handle fractious animals;

    Potential exposure to animal bites and scratches, needles and other sharp instruments, infectious agents, radioisotopes, human xenografts, toxic chemicals and radiation.

    Work assignments may require travel to the Burke Rehabilitation Center or MSK facilities

    Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.