Over 30 years experience in the Animal Husbandry field. Certified by AALAS at the ALAT level,
proficient in various technical skills to include retro orbital bleeds, recording body weights, animal
restraint, computer data entry. Animal services professional passionate about promoting animal health.
Certified AALAS ALAT
Upbeat and energetic
Strong attention to detail
Animal Research Technician September 2014 to Current Charles River Laboratory - Raleigh, NC
Duties include, all aspects of animal husbandry, to include changing mice/rat cages
Maintain polygamous C57 mouse breeding colony, to include setting up breeding cages, pulling breed, exact age litter count, weaning animals at 21 days old, and keeping breeding records and entering data into computer.
Shipping out animals to customers globally and ensuring the animals are of great quality for the customer.
Research Technician May 2002 to December 2012 UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine - Chapel Hill, NC
Duties include all aspects of animal husbandry (e.g., changing rodent cages to include mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs and cats).
Other duties include receiving animal shipments, healthcare checks, animal inventory, and entering data into computer.
As a teamleader I assured all work is completed by the other technicians and perform supervisory checks in the absence of the supervisor, as well as scheduling the daily work assignments for the technicians.
I order building supplies on a weekly basis and call in building work orders as needed.
Animal Care Tech IIIApril 1999 to January 2002 Integrated Laboratory Systems - RTP, NC
Duties included basic animal husbandry, facility maintenance, equipment sanitation.
assisted in training new staff
Animal Care Technician October 1994 to August 1998 ROW Sciences - Rtp, NC
Duties included routine animal care tasks, recordkeeping, performing retro-orbital bleeds on.
mice/rats, as well as tail tattoo's on health surveillance animals, for identification purposes.
Animal Care Technician October 1990 to June 1994 Research Triangle Institute - RTP, NC
Duties included general animal husbandry tasks, receiving and delivering animals.
Animal Care Technician October 1988 to June 1990 Program Resources Inc - RTP, NC
Duties included basic animal husbandry, equipment sanitization receiving animal shipments.
Animal Care AttendantOctober 1982 to December 1986 NIEHS - RTP, NC
Duties include basic animal care, animal inventory and equipment sanitizing.
United States Air Force 1987-88 1 year active duty (Honorable Discharge) USAF Reserves 1988-91