Company Description

At Midwest Veterinary Laboratory we are dedicated to providing accurate and quality animal health testing and excellent customer service at cost-effective prices.

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Job Description

We are looking for a qualified Full-time Laboratory Technician or Veterinary Technician to undertake a variety of laboratory procedures in a clinical setting. You will be handling sensitive equipment to analyze animal samples and/or substances.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with animal samples. He/she will be well-trained to maintain safety conditions and will be passionate in doing work that makes things move forward. The goal is to optimize lab procedures and succeed in producing reliable and important results.

Duties include:

Process blood samples including the ability to read a manual differential
Perform and interpret Urinalysis
Perform and interpret fecal flotations
Log and distribute incoming samples of materials
Follow established procedures and regulations
Notify proper personnel when a known spec is out of compliance, and send all production results to the QC department
Document activities legibly in notebook(s) before summarizing them on lab report sheet
Calibrate/standardize instruments when and where needed
Maintain a clean uncluttered work area
Attend all required safety training and follow all safety policies and procedures
Perform other duties or special projects as assigned

Proven experience as Lab Technician or relevant position (preferably someone who has previous experience with animal samples)
Experience in operating electrical and nonelectrical laboratory equipment
Ability to read manual differentials, perform Urinary Analysis, experience with microbiology, and ability to detect intestinal parasites – REQUIRED
Excellent physical condition and endurance
Working knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) and database systems
Ability to work autonomously and under pressure
Degree in animal science, biology, chemistry, or relevant field – Preferred
Will be able to present information through oral or written communication effectively.
Maintain and foster interpersonal relationships with internal and external customers.
Schedule: Monday through Friday, some Saturdays and occasional Sundays. Shift hours will a combination of days, afternoons, and evenings

Job Type: Full-time (36-40 hours a week)

Pay: $18 and up an hour *Based on Experience

+ Ability to sit or stand and work at a computer for long periods of time.
+ Ability to be confident around animals (i.e., dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc. Candidate to confirm species treated with practice leadership for additional clarity.)
+ Client needs and work volume may occasionally require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job. This position may require special working hours, including working weekends, evenings and/or holidays.
+ Must have mental capacity and processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently.
+ The noise level in the work environment is moderately high. Ear plugs will be available upon request.
+ Job requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform required duties while working.
+ Ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.
+ Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate other equipment as required.
+ Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
+ Hospital teammates are routinely exposed to a variety of animals that may bite, kick or scratch, and on occasion, may be exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological or zoonotic hazards and/or medication/controlled substances.
Additional information

We offer our staff:

Comprehensive Benefits (health, dental, vision, liability, 401k & 401K matching program, life & supplemental insurance, HSA, & FSA)
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Vacation and Sick Time for ALL Employees
Paid Bereavement Program
Paid Parental Leave Program
Competitive Compensation
Continuing Education Allowance (applies to licensed/registered/certified roles)
Tuition Assistance Program
Access to a CVA/CVT/CVPM Partnership through Penn Foster
Career Development Opportunities
Referral Bonus Program for most positions!
Additional Benefits May Also Be Available (i.e. Personal Pet Discounts, Holiday Pay, Uniform Allowance, Bonuses etc)
Hiring eligibility may be contingent to a candidate authorizing and completing a satisfactory background check.
*Note – some benefits may only be available to or vary slightly for full time employment status vs part time status.


Company Policy & Federal & State Laws Forbid Discrimination Because of Age, Color, Race, Religion, Sex, Disability, Sexual Orientation or National Origin

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

We are looking for a qualified Full-time Laboratory Technician or Veterinary Technician to undertake a variety of laboratory procedures in a clinical setting. You will be handling sensitive equipment to analyze animal samples and/or substances.

Required Education Level : None