Sr. Veterinary Technician
University of Miami

Miami, Florida

Posted in Education and Training

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR), Office of the Vice Provost for Research, has a job opening for a seasoned Sr. Veterinary Technician at the Medical Campus.

Base Pay Range: $19.23 - $34.62 Hourly, based on experience.


The Sr. Veterinary Technician assists in managing staff that tend to the health of assigned animals. Specifically, the Sr. Veterinary Technician ensures the safety and well-being of the animals while complying with applicable rules and regulations. Works independently, interacts, and communicates effectively with members of the husbandry and veterinary staff to include Principal Investigators and their research staff. Assists in major surgeries and performs minor procedures, administer treatments, monitors animal health, and maintains equipment, supplies, and associated records. Maintains a significant responsibility for ensuring regulatory compliance and record keeping with both internal and external regulatory agencies.


  • Acts as lead in Rodent Health Surveillance or USDA procedures.
  • Conducts inventory, ordering, and dispensing of controlled substances for investigators.
  • Serves as liaison to the supervisor and veterinarians to troubleshoot emergency situations that may arise or in supervisor's absence.
  • Writes, reviews, and updates Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as directed.
  • May be required to oversee rodent colony management and delegate associated tasks.
  • Leads the veterinary technicians and assistants in their area of focus, trains, and ensures follow through on task assignments, service requests, and obligations.
  • Responsible for the training of Principal Investigators (PIs) and research teams and maintenance of training logs.
  • Coordinates treatment schedules and assignments and administers routine medical treatment to clinical cases and animals in quarantine including tuberculosis testing and serology, as directed.
  • May assist in specific scheduled animal transfers and prepares health certificates for veterinary signatures.
  • Prepares, reviews, and maintains appropriate logs and medical records for accuracy and completeness of all tasks and assignments and informs the supervisor and respective personnel of any discrepancies found.
  • Responsible for processing and submission of veterinary billing for sponsors and investigators.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



High School diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree or Bachelor's degree highly preferred.

Certification and Licensing:

Credentialed veterinary Technician (e.g., CVT, LVT, RVT) highly preferred. AALAS certification as an LATG preferred.


Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in animal use research or laboratory animal medicine. Experience in clinical veterinary medicine is highly preferred. Must have experience and strong technical skills in surgical assistance, anesthetic administration, maintenance, and monitoring. Knowledge of veterinary terminology required. Designation as Essential Personnel required. Any appropriate combination of relevant education/or work experience may be considered.

Must be able to lift/carry/push/pull 50 lbs without assistance.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with basic veterinary techniques for animals in a research setting, such as SQ, IM, IP, IV, IC, bleeds, retro-orbital injections, oral gavage, cardiac puncture, phlebotomy, and intravenous catheter placement.
  • Knowledge of the handling and care of each common laboratory animal species.
  • Competency in veterinary medicine technical medicine, triage, and acute clinical troubleshooting.
  • Personnel management experience is desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and attention to detail are required.
  • Understanding of how to operate and troubleshoot major equipment in DVR operating rooms.
  • Commitment to the University's core values.
  • Ability to work weekend/holiday/outside of regularly scheduled business hours.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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