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Kelly Services Surgical Veterinary Technician ( Large Animals) in Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Surgical Veterinary Technician (Large Animals)

Kelly Services has an opening for a Large Animal Research Technician ( Surgical prep and recovery) at an outstanding CRO client in the Minneapolis, MN area.

Temp to hire

Shift is 11 am to 730pm with training on days 7-3:30pm Monday through Friday

Summary: Provides care for laboratory animals during surgical procedures, and provides assistance to clients as needed in support of interventional and surgical studies in accordance with APS SOPs and study protocols while adhering to GLP and non-GLP study guidelines as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintains knowledge of applicable APS Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to successfully perform job duties, and GLP regulations as they apply to the preclinical research environment and individual protocols.

Prepares surgical and cath lab suites for procedures, including setting up instruments and stocking study-specific supplies.

Monitors anesthesia and animal vitals during surgical, interim and terminal procedures.

Assists during interventional procedures by performing QCA or QVA measurements, and producing and maintaining accurate records of those measurements in CD, DVD or paper format.

Operates specialized software-driven equipment, fluoroscopy and 3D imaging, etc. in support of procedures.

Provides customer service to clients through professional interactions and by responding to client requests.

Prepares and maintains surgical instruments through washing, drying and proper storage.

Assembles surgical packs and processes sterile packs via autoclave or ethylene oxide.

Operates, cleans and maintains gas anesthesia machines, autoclave and other surgical equipment routinely utilized.

Maintains an efficient and clean work area by organizing and re-stocking cath labs, operating rooms, and the general storeroom as needed.



Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a veterinary, biology or other animal science-related field is required, and a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) or ALAT certification is preferred.

Knowledge of research animal physiology, pharmacology, and general animal care required.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of spreadsheet software and Microsoft Outlook.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fluoroscopy, occasionally required to work within a Bio-Safety-Level 2 (BSL2) environment, and on rare occasion is exposed to faxitron x-ray imaging. The employee is required to wear protective lead clothing ranging in weight from 12 lbs to 21 lbs during all radiographic exposure. The employee is regularly exposed to, and must handle and come in contact with, a variety of livestock, domestic and laboratory animals.

I mportant information : This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Why Kelly?

As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies

Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career

Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center

Weekly pay and service bonus plans

Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire*

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.