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The Veterinary Medical Technologist, Full-time position is responsible for the preparation and assistance with routine and emergency animal procedures, including immobilization, examinations, and collection of diagnostic samples. This position inputs animal health patient records and assists in coordinating scheduling of daily procedures, cleanliness, and proper stocking of hospital as well as the maintenance of various equipment. The Veterinary Medical Technologist assists and performs pathological dissections of necropsy specimens. The Veterinary Medical Technologist participates in guest experience via educational, media and conservation programs. This position helps add to the efficiency of the Animal Health department by providing the highest quality medical treatments and continually improving the care and management of the animal collection at Shedd Aquarium.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Associate Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and graduation from an accredited AVMA Veterinary Technology Program or equivalent combination of experience or training required. Certified, Licensed or Registered Veterinary Technician required. Licensure in the state of Illinois within the first year of hire. A bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field a plus.
Minimum of 1 year of veterinary technical experience within a clinical setting required. Demonstrated team skills required. Experience in zoo/exotic/aquatic animals preferred. Emergency clinic experience a plus.
Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and holidays. This position will also require a rotating on-call schedule.
Shedd AquariumChicago, IL 60605
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