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Veterinary Technician IV

Research & Development
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The Veterinary Technician IV carries out daily activities with team or areas in the Vivarium and provides clinical care and preventative medical procedures for the research animals under their responsibility.  Works autonomously on weekends and holidays. Contributes to specific projects or initiatives for the Comparative Medicine department.  Provides exemplary animal care and adheres to all department and AbbVie regulatory expectations. Works in compliance of all applicable local, federal, GLP, FDA, and USDA regulations.   Provides veterinary care in support of the AbbVie drug discovery and development process. 



  • Basic proficiency in veterinary technical skillset to provide basic care for all currently housed species (i.e. weekend coverage).

  • Knowledge and skills to use routine veterinary instrumentation and equipment as needed with limited supervision. 

  • Conducts routine tests and procedures dictated by veterinary or research protocols.

  • Calculates appropriate quantities of medications, drugs to ensure proper administration.

  • Executes assigned tasks using learned techniques.

  • Performs basic anesthesia and surgical prep skills in multiple species. Provides anesthesia support for surgery and translational imaging procedures including, PET, CT, MRI and ultrasonography.

  • Maintains appropriate documentation, handling, and archiving of data, as required by research, veterinary procedures and/or regulatory guidelines. Identifies and reports technical or other discrepancies.

  • Observes, measures, and prepares subjects as specified in the research protocol or veterinary care procedure.

  • Works in compliance of all applicable local, federal, GLP, FDA, and USDA regulations. Provides basic level technical training.  Applies and maintains safety procedures. 

  • Maintains area (lab, vivarium, support area) with comprehensive observation and handling of issues concerning research systems.  Good general oversight of area of responsibility.

  • Applies basic computer skills to maintain efficiencies.

  • Assures duties are completed accurately not to impact pipeline activities and/or integrity of regulatory expectations.   



  • HS +1 yr Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM) or relevant clinical experience; AS/BS & 0 yrs exp; CVT required.

  • Ability to work in compliance with all local, federal, GLP, FDA, USDA regulations

  • Attention to detail to provide good animal welfare

  • Problem-solving ability consisting of taking initiative to handle basic issues autonomously and working with team members for the more complex issues to support animal care operations

  • Good communication skills with both internal staff and those external of the department. 

  • Ability to consistently perform functions consistent with AbbVie leadership behaviors and attributes. 

  • Ability to safely lift 50 pounds, consistently stand and walk for extended periods of time, to include walking and adhering to safety rules and expectations including but not limited to: grasping, squeezing, pushing, pulling, squatting, stooping, and bending. 

  • Willing and able to work a rotating schedule which includes some level of mandatory weekend coverage and holiday coverage. 

  • Excellent attendance is expected.


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