Senior Animal Care Technician Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Hardworking and reliable, ambitious student pursuing nursing degree eager to contribute developed knowledge in patient care tech role. Skilled in animal care, patient care, and customer service in research/hospital settings. Adaptable and driven with strong work ethic and ability to thrive in team-based or individually motivated settings.

11/2018 to 06/2021 Senior Animal Care Technician City Of Indianapolis And Marion County | Indianapolis, IN,
  • Responsible for animal care, husbandry and facility support.
  • Observe and execute activities consistent with Standard Operating Procedures, Good Laboratory Practices, and health and safety practices.
  • Oral gavage dosing of mice and rats.
  • Submandibular blood collection of mice.
  • Retro-Orbital Sinus blood collection of mice.
  • Euthanasia of various animals through CO2 asphyxiation or barbiturate overdose
  • Inventory maintenance and ordering oversight of supplies for mice housed in Pharmacology breeding and immunocompromised laboratories.
  • Email correspondence with group lead and vet staff for incoming animal arrivals.
  • Animal receipt
  • Development, inventory maintenance and ordering oversight of all animal environmental/edible enrichment.
  • Facility monitoring such as directional airflow and quantitative airflow
  • Examined animals for injury or illness and documented symptoms for veterinarian review.
  • Animal care in A/BSL3 laboratories
  • Supply orders for department
  • Documentation of animal care in company provided software
  • Knowledge of and implementation of proper PPE donning and doffing procedures for various animal labs
04/2018 to 11/2018 Assistant in Vivo Technician Southern Research Institute | Birmingham, AL,
  • Euthanized sick or aging animals to maintain stock health.
  • Monitored safety and security of every animal to prevent injuries from other animals or environmental hazards.
  • Observed animals and conducted examinations to identify signs of injury, illness or disease.
  • Unloaded and organized supplies and product inventory.
  • Animal husbandry
  • Skills practice for various dosing routes for animals included in studies
  • Study review and planning
  • Proper documentation practices
03/2017 to 03/2018 Researcher II Iconma, L.L.C. | Franklin, TN,
  • Supported organization in maintaining work environment focused on scientific integrity and quality while fostering learning, open communication, collaboration and teamwork.
  • In charge of transgenic mouse colony breeding and record keeping through Microsoft Excel and lab documentation
  • Ordered lab supplies
  • Colony organization and maintenance
01/2006 to 03/2017 Lab Animal Technician III University Of Alabama At Birmingham | City, STATE,
  • Received animals for research from other universities or vendors and maintained care under quarantine period
  • Documented care on health records
  • Animal husbandry and health care
  • Organization and coordination of meetings with lab personnel
  • Coordination of breeding, special dietary needs, or treatment while animals went through quarantine
  • Autoclave, decontamination procedures, and proper ppe use implemented to maintain animals' health during quarantine period
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2022 Associate of Science | Nursing Wallace State Community College - Hanceville, Hanceville, AL GPA:
Expected in 08/2016 Bachelor of Sci | Psychology University of Alabama At Birmingham, Birmingham, AL GPA:
Activities and Honors

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) membership

Southern Research Awards: Safety and Environment June 2019

Detailed Experience
  • Maintenance of NTP dosing hoods, water sample collection for analysis, and light intensity monitoring and record keeping.
  • Rodent cage rack calibration
  • Animal room sanitation and decontamination.
  • Integration and implementation of recycling program for plastic cage supplies in pathogen free labs
  • A/BSL3 proficiency in PPE donning and doffing, husbandry activities, decontamination procedures of cages, equipment and work area, autoclaving and hazardous waste disposal.
  • Reporting deviations in temperature and/or humidity to facilities services and/or vet staff via e-mail correspondence.
  • Cage/Rack Changes/Housing and Rehousing various species
  • Morbidity observations for various species including rodents, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, dogs, and NHPs along with correspondence via email with supervisors, In vivo technicians, and vet staff.
  • Proficiency in use of Provantis software system to accurately record data for laboratory environmental temperature and humidity levels, remove deceased animals from studies, and enter clinical observations and/or record body weights
  • Collect samples and specimens
  • Sanitize cages, equipment and work area.
  • Gather experimental data
  • Handle and restrain animals of various species
  • Execution of activities for environmental enrichment program
  • Observe and execute activities consistent with study protocols, SOPs, GLPs and safety and health practices
  • Administration of test and control materials
  • Body weights for various animal species such as NHPs dogs, rabbits and rodents
  • Clinical observations for various species such as NHPs, dogs, rabbits and rodents.
  • Rodent foot pad tattooing
  • Rodent tissue collection
  • Rodent postpartum and health monitoring.
  • Scheduling and administering medicated diets.
  • Weaning of transgenic mice
  • Breeding of transgenic mice
  • Weekly observation for pregnancy and parturition in female transgenic mice
  • Breeding colony organization and maintenance through electronic spreadsheets and detailed lab book organization
  • Collection and summarization of mouse genetic data
  • Rodent sentinel placement campus-wide
  • Maintenance and organization of quarantine and health surveillance records
  • Preparation of sterile supplies by autoclave for rodent quarantine area
  • Provision of animal husbandry in a manner that maintained specific pathogen status
  • Mouse pup fostering
  • Accurate sexing of rodents
  • Setting up, maintenance, and disinfection of Trexlor isolators
  • Rodent euthanasia by CO2 asphyxiation.
  • Administration of subcutaneous fluids in rodents
  • Submandibular blood collection in rodents
  • Retro-orbital blood collection in rodents
  • Provision of animal enrichment
  • Administration of medication through food, bedding, or water
  • Animal receipt
  • Sample collections via fur, fecal, and buccal routes
  • Accurate identification of animals using ear punches, tattoos, ear tags, and cage cards
  • Stocking of supplies and maintenance of animal quarantine areas in clean and orderly fashion
  • Assistance of PIs and/or their staff by managing and overseeing access into rodent quarantine area

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School Attended
  • Wallace State Community College - Hanceville
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
Job Titles Held:
  • Senior Animal Care Technician
  • Assistant in Vivo Technician
  • Researcher II
  • Lab Animal Technician III
  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Sci

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