Veterinary Technician

Lincoln, Nebraska

Role Description

Zoetis, the world's largest Animal Health company is looking for a qualified individual to fill the role of Licensed Veterinary Technician supporting Animal Care & Compliance in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The licensed veterinary technician is a critical role in the day-to-day animal facility operations and portfolio execution. This position will support the animal operations in a research environment. Species of responsibility are companion animals, rodents, and livestock. The position requires the proper use and maintenance of all necessary equipment and follows appropriate techniques as determined by departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Institutional Policies. Full commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is expected and the embodiment of these behaviors while performing all functions of the role is core to Zoetis culture.

The role of the Licensed Veterinary Technician as a part of Animal Care & Compliance includes but is not limited to:

  • Assisting the clinical veterinarian with all aspects of veterinary care
  • Inventory control
  • Medical case management
  • Animal diet and weight management
  • Animal preventive health management, scheduling, and administration
  • Daily detailed observations and recording in medical records
  • Animal husbandry
  • Attendance at applicable meetings
  • Attendance and participation in clinical rounds
  • Working on miscellaneous projects for veterinary services
  • Regulatory documentation as needed
  • Dental and surgical procedures including all pre-operative preparation, peri-operative and post-operative care and monitoring on animals
  • Anesthetic monitoring
  • Training of animal care technicians for companion animal observations, husbandry, and procedures
  • Technical procedures may include but are not limited to: blood draws on animal species used at this facility, urine collection, monitoring of vital signs, triaging, IV catheterization, subcutaneous and intravenous fluid administration, hospitalization and ICU care, euthanasia and necropsy support, diagnostic testing including in-house bloodwork, fecal exams and urinalysis
  • Study-specific procedures may include but are not limited to: monitoring of animals, sedation or anesthesia support, blood collection
  • Lab and veterinary equipment maintenance
  • Communicate with animal and supply vendors as needed

This individual will be required to be on-call weekends and/or holidays at a frequency that is dictated by the needs of Animal Care & Compliance, typically 1-2 weekends a month.

  • Hold a valid license in Veterinary Technology from an accredited institution.
  • One year of experience as a licensed veterinary technician preferred. Will consider new graduates.
  • Will consider those licensed outside of Nebraska and willing to obtain LVT in Nebraska

Desired Attributes:
  • Proven track record of working well in a team setting.
  • Experience and success with multiple veterinary procedures in a research environment.
  • Experience working with animal models.
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm and adaptability within the work environment, and a track record of successfully working in a fast-paced setting involving multiple projects and tasks.

Full time



Any unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

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