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Animal Care Technician

Lauderdale, Minnesota, US
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Aquarium / Zoo / Botanical garden
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time


This position is responsible for providing the husbandry care of mice, rats and other lab animals.

Animal Husbandry Duties:

- Observing the physical condition of mice, rats and other lab animals for signs of disease or illness

- Checking food and water levels for each animal. Adding more if needed.

- Ensuring animals are housed in an environment that meets institution and department standards for cleanliness.

- Document daily room check sheets

- Performing weekly or bi-weekly change outs.

- House (new) incoming animals

- Perform humane euthanasia of small animals

- Clean and sterilize rooms

Cage Wash Duties

- Dumping and scraping dirty bedding material out of soil caging

- Operating cage washers, autoclaves and bedding disposal equipment

- Clean and sterilize rooms

- Maintain environmental data log

- Assembling clean caging to be used in animal rooms for change outs

- Operating bedding dispensing equipment.

Other Duties:

- Maintain equipment and supplies for animal rooms and cage wash areas

- Participate in department, college and company events, meetings and projects

It is a very physically demanding position and requires employees to be on their feet most of the day.


animal husbandry, Husbandry, Animal science, Animal handling, Zoology

Top Skills Details:

animal husbandry, Husbandry

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

- Minimum HS Diploma

- **Preference towards candidates with AA/AS in Veterinary Technology, BS in Animal Science, Vet Assistant certificate, or related

- 6+ months of experience within animal care (husbandry, animal handling, etc.)

- Must be comfortable working in preclinical research

Experience Level:

Entry Level
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